Heat, moisture and cold can have an impact on the performance and longevity of the label. The label material you choose will be partly defined by the conditions the product is likely to face during its lifetime. Our food labeling experts can help you choose the best label solution to meet your brand vision and food safety requirements. Request a copy of the food labeling guide or talk to our experts today.
Stand out, communicate essential information, enhance consumer safety, add functionality to the package and even protect the quality and freshness of the food product.
Compelling design, increased safety and enhanced sustainability
Food labels and sustainability
Food packaging represents a large share of the packaging business. We work towards a smarter future in labeling by putting an ecodesign approach at the forefront of product development. Always aiming higher, we support food brands in their efforts to reach their sustainability targets while continually improving our own processes. To accomplish this, we engage a vast network of people and organizations working in fields from raw material sourcing to packaging and design.
What’s the right label material for you?
Crafted from carefully selected materials that convey your brand’s identity, our brand and promotional labels for food products are decorative while carrying the information needed. We offer brand and promotional labels for all food products and packages.
Meat and seafood
We offer label solutions for a variety of applications, processes and handling conditions. Talk to our experts about label materials for irregular packaging shapes such as
- moist or fatty surfaces,
- skin packs,
- tear-resistant products
that are suitable for stacking, condensation-resistant labels for cold and frozen conditions, or solutions that withstand special treatments. We also offer clear-on-clear labels for enhanced product visibility and labels for direct meat labeling on carcasses.
We offer label solutions for glass jars, plastic containers such as milk bottles, fatty surfaces such as cheese, and moist conditions. We also offer textured labels for bringing up the natural appearance and extended information labels to accommodate additional languages.
Fruit and vegetables
We offer label solutions for packaged produce and for direct labeling onto fruits and vegetables including curved and difficult surfaces such as kiwi or pumpkin. Our label materials feature a high adhesive coat weight and enhanced flexibility to avoid labels lifting at the edge.
Sauces, dressings and condiments
We offer label solutions for hot-fill packagings, such as freshly blown bottles, commonly used for sauces, dressing and condiments. Talk to our experts about our label materials that are suitable for repeated squeezing, textured papers that enable a natural appearance and wash-off labels that enhance recyclability.
Our pressure sensitive application labels support flexibility and small runs while offering enhanced functionality such as tamper evidence and peel & read labels to support additional information. Our full wrap label materials are perfect for salad containers, while our temperature resistant label solutions are the ideal solution for heat & eat ready-made meals.
Ice-cream and frozen deserts
Frozen foods require a label that can withstand extremely cold conditions. We offer label solutions for applications before or after freezing. When applying a label in frozen conditions, depending on whether the surface is dry or moist, we recommend either acrylic or hotmelt label materials.
Labels guide, warn and help consumers by delivering information. Food labels often need to convey also additional information to meet strict legal requirements for food packaging. This kind of information needs to remain readable even when exposed to different conditions and circumstances the product is going to be labeled, transported and stored in. Innovative design ideas can be combined with functional information labels to create appealing and purposeful packaging designs. We offer information labels for all food products and packages.
- Variable information printing
- Secondary information labels
- Thermal Eco, BPA-free and short lifetime labels for weighing scales and retail
- Labels for secondary packaging
- Labels for logistics purposes
Whether you need to protect the consumer with tamper-evident labels or enhance your brand’s green credentials, our labels with individual functions can enhance your brand value. Talk to our experts about our labels that perform the following functions:
Our re-closure labels peel and re-seal easily - perfect for convenience foods and snack packs. Re-closure labels help keep the product fresher for longer while helping to reduce food waste too. Combine durable face materials with a removable adhesive to create a resealable food label tailored to your product. Get in touch with our experts to discuss your product, substrate type and the number of re-closure cycles to receive tailored advice on the best choice of materials for you.
Peel and read
Multilayer peel & read labels are the perfect choice for food products with a small surface area. Peel and read labels enable brands to create a clean, minimal label design while ensuring all necessary information is included on the label to meet regulatory compliance. Consumers can peel away the top layer to reveal in-depth information below.
From the factory to the dinner table, tamper-evident labels protect the well-being of people and businesses by ensuring food products remain safe to eat. Security labels help to build consumer loyalty, meet regulatory requirements, eliminate the risk of falsified products and protect your brand. Our product portfolio includes anti-tamper labels, void labels and tamper-evident labels.
Mix and match our security featured to create a custom solution for you. Talk to our experts to receive tailored advice or read more about brand protection and security labels.
Recyclability & wash-off
As the global drive to reduce plastic waste continues to gain speed, our wash-off label solutions are helping more and more brands find new and innovative solutions to maximize the recyclability of PET containers. No need to compromise on the quality of your label: wash-off adhesives can be combined with a range of decorative and high-performing paper and film faces.
Removable labels offer a light, temporary fixing that can cope with the stresses of transportation and still be removed cleanly and easily. We offer a range of adhesives that allow labels to be removed, re-used, repositioned, peeled off or popped-up.
Trends in consumer purchasing behavior are pointing increasingly towards food packaging designs that allow the consumer to see what’s inside. Ultra-clear labels on see-through packaging evokes feelings of quality, purity and freshness. Let product appearance speak for itself with clear-on-clear labels for a no-label look.
Artisan, luxurious, intense or utterly playful? Decorative label materials transform labels into brand ambassadors and attract consumers with visual and tactile effects that are hard to put down. Whether you want to create a premium look, or convey your brand essence at a glance, dive deeper into the art of food labeling to find out how labels can help your brand stand out on crowded retail shelves.
Did you know that opaque labels are more cost-efficient and convenient than removing old labels and replacing entire packages? Minimize disruption to operational processes and deliveries by using opaque labels to conceal surfaces, hide the contents of clear containers and cover up unwanted information such as obsolete variable information, barcodes and prices.
Breakaway from traditional product packaging design with full wrap labels that can be shaped around your product. Replace heavy board sleeves with lighter packaging materials and unlock new promotional packaging possibilities.
Squeezability and conformability
Labels must be able to cover round and curved shapes, often with thin walls. PE films offer good conformability around package and container contours and flex well when used on squeezable packaging.