Whatever the shape, size or material of your product container, film labels can be adapted to meet a wide range of requirements and limitations. They conform to any shape and don’t wrinkle or peel to ensure that your label design looks great throughout the whole lifecycle of the product. In addition, film labels are moisture-resistant, tear-resistant, and resistant to oils, sun and fading, making them a more durable alternative to paper labels.
Film label materials
When you need a more robust label with a wide range of aesthetic opportunities, film labels are the perfect canvas for your brand.
Durability, flexibility and superior visual quality
What’s the right film label material for you?
Polypropylene (PP) is a rigid film that is recommended for flat surfaces. It is ideal for showcasing your brand on a variety of containers from taller rigid pump bottles to semi-squeezable bottles. PP is tear-resistant, weather-resistant and withstands heat and cold - making it a good option for both indoor and outdoor applications.
- White PP films are excellent multitaskers suitable for a variety of applications
- Achieve a no-label look with a clear PP label
- Attain superior scratch and chemical resistance for challenging applications such as long-term outdoor storage
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Polyethylene (PE) offers great flexibility and resilience on both flat and curved surfaces, making it the best material for fully-squeezable containers such as bottles and tubes. This means that a PE label will keep your label design looking attractive and informative even after repeated squeezes and being placed in damp and humid environments. Similar to polypropylene (PP), PE labels are also weather-resistant and withstand heat and cold, making them suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.
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Similar to polypropylene, PET is a rigid film that is recommended for flat surfaces. It is a highly durable, chemical and heat resistant film that is perfect for promotional labels as well as industrial and office needs. The superior heat resistance makes PET labels the ideal choice for when high-temperature endurance is a must.
- Ultra-thin Vanish™ PCR labels are ideal for a perfect no-label look on transparent containers or a perfect color match on solid shade bottles. The thinner material also leads to packaging material reductions and efficiency gains throughout your processes
- Holographic and metalized achieve high visual impact to help your brand stand out
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Combining the robustness of PP and the flexibility of PE film materials, UPM Raflatac Raflex films are the ultimate face material for contoured and semi-squeezable containers. Ideal for home care, personal care, food, and beverage applications, Raflex films are characterized by their conformability and flexibility, offering chemical resistance and stability even in challenging conditions.
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Not a printer? Our face materials, adhesives and liners are selected to match your brand's labeling needs before being assembled into label products. Talk to our experts to receive tailored advice on the right combination of label materials for you. We can also help by recommending these materials to your printer.