Everything You Need to Know About Polypropylene Labels

If you’ve been researching high-quality label materials then you’ve undoubtedly come across the term ‘polypropylene labels’ or ‘dairyfilm’ labels. If you’re looking to find out more about this durable product, then you’ve come to the right place! Here is everything you need to know about polypropylene or dairyfilm labels.

Polyprop Labels

What are Polypropylene Labels?
Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer that creates the perfect surface for printing purposes, and can be transformed into labels, stickers and even textiles.

What are the benefits of Polypropylene Labels?
There are so many reasons why polypropylene labels are becoming a preferred material when it comes to labelling. Some the reasons are that:

• It is extremely durable making it tear-proof.
• It is a versatile material available in white, opaque, metallized and clear.
• It is a thin material which conforms well to containers.
• It is moisture, oil and acid-resistant so it won’t contaminate or discolour.
• It is non-toxic so ideal for food labelling.
• It is recyclable.
• It is affordable.
• It has a higher gloss and clarity
• It has excellent printability.

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Types of polypropylene labels
Being a versatile product, polypropylene comes in different label types, providing manufacturers with the perfect aesthetic for their product type. The polypropylene label types include:

  • Standard silver or chrome polypropylene labels (mirror-like)

These will add a bit of pizzazz to your label design through the standard silver or chrome (mirror-like) label finish.

  • Gloss or matt white polypropylene labels

If you’re seeking a more classic look then white polypropylene labels are a great choice.

  • Clear polypropylene labels

When you don’t want to detract from the product’s overall ‘look’, then the elegant finish of a clear polypropylene label is great.

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What are the uses of polypropylene labels?
Because of the many material benefits of polypropylene, it can be used for labelling in almost any industry. Here is a selection of some of the products using polypropylene labels:

• Health and beauty products
• Cosmetic products
• Food and beverage products – bottles, jars and cans
• Medical products
• Laboratory items
• Industrial machinery
• Waste bins

Polypropylene label material looks and performs well because it is a superior material. Consult with a label manufacturer about your particular labelling needs to determine whether polypropylene will meet all your individual requirements.

It is important to partner with a label manufacturer that understands your industry and what is required in green label production. Rebsons Labels is a leading supplier of labels in South Africa and produce self-adhesive labels for local and international clientele from various industries. For the highest quality labels through either digital printing or various other label printing processes contact Rebsons Labels today to discuss your needs.

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