UPM Raflatac has launched its new collection of wine, spirits and beverage label materials – Rêverie 3 – that embraces circularity by using recycled fibres in aesthetically attractive labels. The new collection demonstrates, via unique collaborations with five leading Spanish designers, that sustainability and impactful design can work together to deliver stunning results. The Rêverie 3 collection offers packaging designers a toolkit of visually appealing labels that are all made with materials from well-managed, FSC-certified (FSC C012530) forests, recycled materials and other controlled sources.
With more and more brands now seeing the inclusion of FSC and PCR packaging as a necessity, UPM Raflatac wanted to showcase the potential of today’s sustainable label materials. With this in mind, five of the company’s responsibly sourced label materials were given to five Spanish design agencies, with the brief to create a new collection.
“The label designs in the Rêverie 3 collection were created for high-end wine, spirits, sparkling cider, craft beer and tomato juice drinks, with excellent execution of the artworks with different printing techniques managed by Gráficas Varias,” Joss Ramel, Packaging Solutions Manager for Spain and Portugal at UPM Raflatac states.
The five UPM Raflatac label materials that were chosen are:
BIARRITZ WSA PCR-FSC (20% recycled fibres) – Created for use with high-quality wine and spirits labelling applications, the natural pigmentation of the material accentuates the premium appearance of the label.
DROPS WSA PCR-FSC (100% recycled fibres) – Designed for high-quality wine and spirits labelling applications, this label material features an accentuated uneven, textured surface combining a translucent effect and enhanced tactility, thanks to it having undergone a unique paper-making process.
FENIX WSA PCR-FSC (40% recycled fibres) – Developed for high-quality wine and spirits labelling applications, this paper shows minimal impurities, giving a delicate hint of the recycled content.
HIPSTER WSA PCR-FSC (100% recycled fibres) – Created for high-quality wine and spirits labelling applications, it has a warm and elegant white shade that is combined with a delicate, uneven, felt-marked surface that enables the creation of labels with a unique personality.
VINTAGE WSA PCR-FSC (30% recycled fibres) – This material is ideal for use in wine, spirits and beverage labelling applications where an authentic and artisanal look is desired, as it has a kraft brown shade to it.
“Responsible sourcing is in our DNA here at UPM Raflatac,” Eulalia Alcaraz, Business Director at UPM Raflatac comments. “Thanks to our sustainable supply chain, we are able to offer designers FSC-certified labels that have varying percentages of PCR content, suiting any requirement. Rêverie 3 was already an extraordinary range due to the use of the recycled content. However, what the designers have done with the materials, has truly taken it to the next level. It just shows what can be done when high-quality materials are combined with creativity. This collaboration has shown that recycled fibre materials can stand alongside other labels and deliver in terms of both quality and impact.”
DROPS WSA PCR-FSC features an accentuated uneven, textured surface combining a translucent effect and enhanced tactility