UPM Raflatac has extended its range of self-adhesive label products that comply with section two of the internationally recognized BS5609 standard for self-adhesive labels for marine use. Five new product approvals bring the number of UPM Raflatac label products that meet the requirements of the standard to almost 50. Four of the new products conforming to BS5609 section two - PET White TC 50, PP Solid White TC 60, PP Matt Solid White 60 and Polyprint 100 White - use UPM Raflatac's RC77 adhesive, a strong permanent adhesive designed specifically for industrial chemical drum labeling. RC77 has improved temperature and chemical resistance, as well as good adhesion on polar and non-polar surfaces to ensure containers remain clearly identifiable throughout their lifetime. For label converters, it enables better runnability and more reliable dispensing. The fifth product, PP White UVI 60 for UV inkjet digital printing, uses UPM Raflatac's RP77 adhesive. RP77 is a high-tack adhesive with good adhesion on polar and non-polar surfaces.
Atlantic Packaging Products Ltd., a leading Canadian manufacturer of containerboard and corrugated packaging products, today officially announced the acquisition of Skybox Packaging in Mansfield, Ohio (USA). Skybox manufactures corrugated packaging products and distributes packaging supplies and equipment out of its 100,000+ sq. ft. facility in Mansfield.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
SkyBox offers its customers a service focused model featuring very short lead times, the combination of customized corrugated and non-corrugated packaging solutions and sophisticated logistics and inventory management programs.
“Skybox is a great company with a leadership team that shares many of the core values we do,” said Dave Boles, President of Atlantic Packaging. “The acquisition is a natural fit that acts as a seed investment to grow our manufacturing platform in Ohio. Mansfield is a terrific location from which to grow thanks to its proximity to multiple key target markets.
“Under the continued leadership of Marc Miller, Marty Rice and the rest of the Skybox team, we’re confident we will see continued success that will add growth and create jobs,” Boles added.