UPM Raflatac to invest in new coating line

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UPM Raflatac announces that it is investing EUR 35 million to build a new coating line at the Wroclaw, Poland label stock facility.

The new coating line, together with related reel handling and slitting capacity additions, will enhance the company's ability to meet the increasing demand for self-adhesive label stock in Europe, UPM said.

Production of the new line is planned to begin in the first half of 2018.

"This is a significant investment to meet the demand growth of our customers in Europe. It further leverages our unique competences, end-use specific product offering and industry leading, optimally located operating platform in Poland," said Antti Jääskeläinen, Executive Vice President, UPM Raflatac.

"One of the trends driving label stock demand is the fast growth of E-commerce, an end-use requiring increasing amounts of labelling material,” Jääskeläinen pointed out. “Also, the packaged food trends together with the general private consumption growth continue to be important drivers.”

Operations at the UPM Raflatac Wroclaw label stock factory started in 2008 followed by the nearby UPM Raflatac Nowa Wies factory in 2012. Located in Western Poland, the two factories employ today close to 600 people and form a significant UPM Raflatac label stock production hub.