Polyethylene (PE) is a type of polyolefin film. It is the most produced plastic in the world. Polyethylene can be processed into soft and flexible as well as into tough, hard and strong products.
There are three main types of PE:
Polyethylene is one of the most environment-friendly materials, since:
PE films are often used in applications such as shampoo and cosmetics containers where squeezability is required. Polyethylene labels are strong, durable and possess excellent resistance characteristics that can meet a wide range of application requirements, such as water, weather resistant labels, product, bottle labels, automotive labels etc.
POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE (PET)
PET or polyethylene terephthalate film is a thermoplastic polymer commonly referred to as polyester film. PET is a strong but lightweight form of clear polyester.
It is most often used to make bottles for water, juices and other containers. Polyester is an excellent choice as a label materials due to it clarity, stability, ease of printing and long life span. PET’s major advantages are the strength of the material and that is fully recyclable. It also provides excellent outdoor durability, chemical and heat resistance, dimensional stability and high tensile strength.
PET labels are the ideal choice when resistance to water, oil or chemicals is important.