Patents Assigned to UPM Raflatac Oy
  • Publication number: 20190276708
    Abstract: The invention relates to a linerless thermal label web comprising layers in the following order: a release layer, a thermal paper comprising a heat sensitive part, and an adhesive layer, wherein the adhesive layer includes an adhesive deadening varnish at longitudinal edge areas of the linerless thermal web so as to reduce the tackiness of the adhesive layer in the longitudinal edge areas. The invention further relates to a thermal label produced from the label web and use of the label web for variable information printing applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: UPM Raflatac Oy
    Inventors: Johanna KARHU, Ismo PIETARI
  • Patent number: 10406712
    Abstract: An arrangement for handling narrow rolls includes a flow-through warehouse, which includes an inlet end and an outlet end. The narrow rolls are handled such that the narrow rolls are fed into the inlet end in a first direction. The flow-through warehouse further includes at least two rack rows having a second direction transverse to said first direction, at least two isles having the second direction and carriages that move the narrow rolls into a rack and from a rack and also carry them in the second direction. At least one carriage moves along each isle, at least two isles include carriages that are capable of sorting the narrow rolls, and at least one carriage is sorting the narrow rolls for forming a customer stack. The customer stack is formed of several narrow rolls and delivered from the outlet end to be transported to a customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: Ari Hakala, Ari Veikkola, Juha Jappi, Juho Kantanen, Jukka Piitulainen
  • Patent number: 10406786
    Abstract: The invention relates to providing a method for obtaining a multilayer film for thermally inducible shrink labels, products thereof and use of such products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: Noel Mitchell, Matti Manner
  • Patent number: 10293587
    Abstract: The invention relates to a label laminate and a release liner of the label laminate. According to an embodiment release liner comprises a substrate comprising propylene block copolymer. The substrate may be oriented in a machine direction of the substrate. The substrate may have an elongation of the substrate in a machine direction of the substrate is less than 3% at a tension level between 200 and 1200 N/m. The substrate may have a ratio of 1% secant modulus in machine direction of the substrate to elongation in transverse direction of the substrate is between 2 and 15. Further the invention relates to a use of a release liner for self-adhesive label laminate and to a method for providing a label laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: Noel Mitchell, Matti Manner, Tom Saxberg
  • Patent number: 10239294
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat shrink label (4) and a multilayer face film of the label (4). According to an embodiment multilayer face film is oriented in one direction. The multilayer face film includes at least one layer comprising first cyclic olefin copolymer and second cyclic olefin copolymer and the first cyclic olefin copolymer is different from the second cyclic olefin copolymer. A glass transition temperature of the first cyclic olefin copolymer and the second cyclic olefin copolymer is between 50 and 90° C. Further the application concerns a combination of a label (4) and an item (8), a method for providing a heat shrink label (4), a method for labelling an item (8) and a method for separating a label (4) from an item (8) labelled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: Noel Mitchell, Matti Manner
  • Patent number: 10233359
    Abstract: A method for labeling items comprises: separating a label from a release liner by using peel plate, moving the surface of an item in a first direction, moving the label in a second direction, and bringing a leading edge of the label into contact with a surface of the item such that the angle between the first direction and the second direction is in the range of 10° to 30°, wherein the label comprises: a face layer, and an adhesive layer, wherein the face layer comprises semi-crystalline polymeric film, the adhesive layer consists of one or more adhesive sub-layers, a lowermost adhesive sub-layer of said adhesive sub-layers comprises transparent polymeric adhesive, the thickness of the face layer is in the range of 10 ?m to 50 ?m, the thickness of the adhesive layer is in the range of 8 ?m to 25 ?m, and the thickness of the adhesive layer is smaller than 95% of thickness of the face layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: Kirit Naik, Patrick Goss, Tom Saxberg, Noel Mitchell, Ismo Pietari
  • Patent number: 10232594
    Abstract: The invention relates to providing a method for obtaining a multilayer film for thermally inducible shrink labels, products thereof and use of such products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: Noel Mitchell, Matti Manner
  • Patent number: 10184063
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous top coating composition for label face stock. The coating includes at least the following components: an emulsion of acrylic polymers, a dispersion of urethane polymers, a cross linker, and a dispersion of aliphatic polyurethane/acrylic polymer exhibiting isocyanate (NCO) to hydroxyl (OH) ratio above 1.7. The invention further relates to a label face stock comprising a top coating layer of the aqueous top coating composition and method for providing the aqueous top coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: Kirit Naik, Jessica May
  • Publication number: 20180319141
    Abstract: The invention relates to a face film for a wash-off label and a wash-off label comprising said face film. According to an embodiment the face film is at least uniaxially oriented and comprises at least one of the polyolefins: cyclic olefin copolymer, propylene terpolymer, propylene random copolymer, propylene homopolymer, heterophasic polypropylene and linear low density polyethylene. The face film has density between 0.85 and 0.94 g/cm3 at room temperature (23±2° C.). Further the invention relates to a labelled item comprising the wash-off label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: UPM Raflatac Oy
    Inventors: Noel MITCHELL, Klaudia MAJEWSKA
  • Patent number: 10023359
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shrink label. According to an embodiment the shrink label comprises an uniaxially oriented multilayer face film comprising skin layers including polyethylene polymer(s) and at least two cyclic polymers comprising different glass transition temperatures between 30 and 100° C. and the difference between the glass transition temperatures being between 5 and 60° C., and wherein the multilayer face film is seamed by a solvent. The invention further relates to a method for providing a shrink label, use of the shrink label, method for providing a shrink label and method for labelling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: Noel Mitchell, Klaudia Korman, Markus Kivelä
  • Patent number: 9809730
    Abstract: An adhesive label comprises: a face layer, and an adhesive layer, wherein the face layer comprises semi-crystalline polymeric film, the adhesive layer consists of one or more adhesive sub-layers, a lowermost adhesive sub-layer of said adhesive sub-layers comprises transparent polymeric adhesive, the thickness of the face layer is in the range of 10 ?m to 50 ?m, the thickness of the adhesive layer is in the range of 8 ?m to 25 ?m, the thickness of the adhesive layer is smaller than 95% of the thickness of the face layer, an uppermost sub-layer of said adhesive sub-layers is in contact with the face layer, and the refractive index of the uppermost adhesive sub-layer is in the range of 80% to 98.5% of the refractive index of the semi-crystalline polymeric film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: Kirit Naik, Patrick Goss, Tom Saxberg, Noel Mitchell, Ismo Pietari
  • Patent number: 9776377
    Abstract: A laser printable shelf talker label sheet includes one or more removable shelf talker labels. The shelf talker label sheet includes a printable face layer laminated to a support layer, and one or more die cut removable shelf talker labels. The one or more shelf talker labels include at least the printable face layer having a first information portion and a second information portion, the support layer being adhesively attached to the face layer portion corresponding to the second information portion, the support layer portion being detachably attached to the face layer portion corresponding to the first information portion, and the printable face layer including optically transparent, fiber based material. A roll including one or more printable, die-cuttable shelf talker labels is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventor: Paul Dickerson
  • Patent number: 9758337
    Abstract: An arrangement in a warehouse and a method for forming narrow rolls are disclosed. The narrow rolls are formed from a jumbo reel. At least two slitting machines are used for forming the narrow rolls. The jumbo reel has an axial direction when positioned on the slitting machine. The narrow rolls are transferred to the warehouse in the axial direction. The at least two slitting machines are positioned overlapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: Juha Jäppi, Ari Veikkola, Juho Kantanen, Ari Hakala, Jukka Piitulainen
  • Patent number: 9758269
    Abstract: A product marking is disclosed in connection with a narrow roll. The narrow rolls are provided with a product marking in a first information adding step, the product marking including at least general information. In a second information adding step, the product marking in at least some of the narrow rolls is provided with customer information. After the second information adding step all the narrow rolls have a product marking comprising the customer information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: Juha Jäppi, Ari Veikkola, Juho Kantanen, Ari Hakala, Jukka Piitulainen
  • Patent number: 9682491
    Abstract: A method and an arrangement for handling narrow rolls in a warehouse is described. The warehouse includes at least one rack row, at least one isle, and at least one carriage arranged to move the narrow rolls into a rack and from the rack and carry the narrow rolls along the isle. A distance is arranged between the narrow rolls and the distance is maintained between the narrow rolls when the narrow rolls are in the racks of the warehouse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: Juha Jäppi, Ari Veikkola, Juho Kantanen, Ari Hakala, Jukka Piitulainen
  • Patent number: 9550589
    Abstract: A method for fastening a paper product roll entity to a pallet by continuous plastic foil. The pallet has a cross direction and a longitudinal direction. A first sequence is repeated at least once. The first sequence includes wrapping the paper product roll entity such that a first continuous foil unwound from a foil head travels over the paper product roll entity and under the pallet, and moving in a cross direction a head of the foil or the pallet having the paper product roll entity on its substantially horizontal plane. After the first sequence, a second sequence is repeated at least once. The second sequence includes wrapping a second continuous foil spirally around the paper product roll entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignees: UPM RAFLATAC OY, OCTOMECA OY
    Inventors: Juha Jäppi, Matti Haloila
  • Patent number: 9501958
    Abstract: A sealing label suitable for sealing a package made of varnished cardboard comprises: a carrier layer, and an adhesive layer, wherein the thickness of the carrier layer, the material of the carrier layer, and the composition of the adhesive layer have been selected such that: a minimum deformation force of the label is smaller than a first breaking force needed to break the cardboard material of the varnished cardboard, a minimum detaching force of the label is greater than the first breaking force, and the minimum detaching force is smaller than a second breaking force needed to break the label, wherein the first breaking force is a first pulling force which causes breaking of the cardboard material in a situation where the label is separated from the varnished cardboard by pulling the label with said first pulling force, and the minimum detaching force is a second pulling force which is needed to separate the adhesive layer of the label from the surface of the varnished cardboard in a situation where
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: Markku Pietarinen, Jari Herranen
  • Patent number: 9457374
    Abstract: A curtain coating method including forming a curtain including a coating material. A coated web is formed by coating a moving primary web with the coating material. The curtain and the primary web meet at a contact line. A primary pattern is projected on a material layer. The material layer moves with respect to the contact line. The primary pattern includes a first pointer feature. A first image is captured. The first image includes a first sub-image of the first pointer feature. The position of the first sub-image in the first image is detected. Distance information is provided by comparing the detected position of the first sub-image with a reference position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: David Hibbs, Anthony Blackman
  • Publication number: 20160193815
    Abstract: The invention relates to providing a method for obtaining a multilayer film for thermally inducible shrink labels, products thereof and use of such products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: UPM Raflatac OY
    Inventors: Noel Mitchell, Matti Manner
  • Publication number: 20160060067
    Abstract: An arrangement in a warehouse and a method for forming narrow rolls are disclosed. The narrow rolls are formed from a jumbo reel. At least two slitting machines are used for forming the narrow rolls. The jumbo reel has an axial direction when positioned on the slitting machine. The narrow rolls are transferred to the warehouse in the axial direction. The at least two slitting machines are positioned overlapping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: Juha JÄPPI, Ari VEIKKOLA, Juho KANTANEN, Ari HAKALA, Jukka PIITULAINEN