UPM Raflatac to Support Kao Collins and Colordyne Technologies at Labelexpo Europe 2019

BROOKFIELD, Wisc. (Sept. 12, 2019) – Kao Collins and Colordyne Technologies are working with UPM Raflatac, a global manufacturer of pressure sensitive label materials, to bring high-quality digital inkjet labels to Labelexpo Europe 2019. UPM will be the primary material supplier for the digital inkjet label samples showcased in Kao Collins’ booth, 5E15.

Colordyne and Kao Collins have been working with UPM Raflatac to identify a wide range of materials that are compatible with their new aqueous pigment inkjet technology, as well as to expand the media and application range for the UV inkjet print engine. At Labelexpo Europe 2019, attendees can visit Kao Collins’ booth to receive a variety of label samples printed on UPM Raflatac material using Kao Collins’ ink and inkjet print engines manufactured by Colordyne.

“Expanding the markets and applications we can serve is important for Colordyne and Kao Collins,” said Taylor Buckthorpe, Director of Sales at Colordyne Technologies. “One of our goals for collaborating with UPM Raflatac is to test and approve materials that deliver superior performance with our aqueous pigment and UV inkjet technologies. Identifying materials that perform well with our digital inkjet technologies allows us to better serve our customers and expand the applications they can produce.”

Included in the UPM Raflatac materials that will be showcased are Polyjet gloss white PP, Polyjet gloss white PET, Jetcolor and Jetlaser printed with aqueous pigment inkjet and Premium Gloss UVI, White BOPP, Clear BOPP and Metallized BOPP printed with UV inkjet. UPM Raflatac offers one of the broadest paper and film laminated label stock portfolios in the digital print label market. Designed for digital presses including print-on-demand technologies and UV inkjet printing technologies, UPM Raflatac’s products deliver consistency and reliable quality. UPM Raflatac’s Printer Recommendation Tool can help you determine which products will work on certain digital printers.

“Collaborating across the value chain with like-minded partners is one way in which we’re labeling a smarter future,” said Kirit Naik, PhD, Director, Global Digital Printing Technologies, UPM Raflatac. “We are pleased to partner with Colordyne and Kao Collins to showcase our innovative and high-quality print on demand aqueous pigment and UV inkjet labeling solutions. Visit us at our booths to learn how we can work together to unlock your brand’s potential.”

Labelexpo Europe 2019 will take place from September 24 to 27 at the Brussels Expo Center in Brussels, Belgium. For more information on the 3600 Series AP and 3600 Series UV print engines, visit Kao Collins’ booth, 5E15. To learn more about UPM Raflatac’s range of inkjet compatible media, visit Kao Collins’ booth or the UPM Raflatac booth, 5D41.

About Colordyne Technologies

Colordyne Technologies

Headquartered in Brookfield, WI, Colordyne Technologies is a leading manufacturer of efficient, high resolution digital print solutions. Colordyne is committed to providing on-demand label and tag color inkjet printers for a wide range of applications and industries at breakthrough speeds and cost-effectiveness. Colordyne’s wide range of digital color platforms – from benchtop industrial color printers to complete, in-line finishing production presses – demonstrates Colordyne’s specialization in scalability of the industry’s most versatile products. Visit www.colordynetech.com for additional information.

About Kao Collins, Inc.

Kao Collins is a leading provider of inkjet inks. Through the development of eco-friendly solutions, Kao Collins seeks to maximize opportunities where inkjet can provide value and facilitate growth. Since 1980, the company has introduced innovative solutions that enable customers and OEMs to reduce costs, increase productivity and expand offerings to various markets – graphics, commercial print, packaging, labeling and consumer products. Visit www.kaocollins.com for more information.

About UPM Raflatac

UPM Raflatac is labeling a smarter future by developing innovative and sustainable labeling solutions complemented with world-class service. As one of the world’s leading producers of self-adhesive label materials, we supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of sales of EUR 1.5 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2018. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM – The Biofore Company. Find out more at www.upmraflatac.com.

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