NEWS: New Security Label Range Offers Supply Stability


UPM Raflatac has launched four new products for security labeling for the European market, all of which guarantee long-term supply stability, it claims. The new Raflasec range of security labeling materials promises a full 30-month window for any requalification requirements, with a two-year shelf life from the date of manufacture and six months' notice of any future change.

The four new materials have varying security, anti-counterfeiting, and tamper-proof features: Raflasec Holo Security is a highly visible holographic material that can be combined with security cuts so that the label breaks when tampered with. The material's attractive appearance makes it an ideal choice for luxury packaging applications, says the company.

Raflasec Fibres contains both visible and invisible fibers to allow authentication under UV light. This material has a chemical sensitization feature, meaning it changes colour if removal with chemicals is attempted. Its low internal strength ensures that the label tears easily if someone tries to peel it off.

Raflasec Seal also tears easily and offers low investment costs, high opacity, and high printability.

 Raflasec Chameleon is a unique purple-green colour-shifting material that is impossible to copy, says UPM Raflatac. Its colour changes when removed and it cannot be reapplied, while its dry-peel feature ensures that no adhesive residue is left behind.

 Raflasec Holo Security and Raflasec Chameleon are both available in smaller order quantities from UPM Raflatac's Small Roll Service, which provides pressure-sensitive labeling materials to help customers enter new markets or expand business opportunities with smaller stock quantities.

 "Our change management guarantee for products in the new range ensures supply stability for manufacturers and reduces the need for requalification," explains Thomas Treichel, segment manager, security, postal at UPM Raflatac.