Label-Aid System provides polyethylene labels, tags and overlays. Polyethylene is a type of polyolefin film, made from a process that involves multiple extrusions which creates a multi-layer film (blown). A polyethylene label is easily recyclable with a container made from polyethylene.
Polyethylene face stocks offer good resistance to water and chemicals. PE (polyethylene) is also somewhat UV resistant, up to but not exceeding 10-12 months outdoor life. PE also offers good dimensional stability, but it can be stretched (especially LDPE). It is tear resistant and environmentally friendly. PE is strong, durable, moisture resistant, solvent & chemical resistant, and provides good insulating properties.
Types of LDPE & HDPE Labels
There are two broad categories of polyethylene used as a label substrate:
- Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE): has low stiffness, is tear resistant, and is used often for squeezable containers, including those with irregular shapes such as cartons. LDPE also can be made very clear, but is also manufactured to be super white, bright glossy white, transparent and metallized which gives a glossy metal look to products.
- High Density Polyethylene (HDPE): HDPE is much stiffer, and tends to be milky, or frosted looking in appearance. It is more puncture resistant as well.
Uses for LDPE:
- Consumer disposable products
- Medical products
- Health & beauty aids (HBA)
- Squeezable bottles & cartons
- Any product which needs a high level of conformability around an irregular surface including curved surfaces, where avoidance of wrinkling is important.
Uses for HDPE:
- Drum labels
- Transportation labels
- Household cleaners
Other applications for Polyethylene labels:
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