PVC stands for Polyvinyl chloride. Often referred to as vinyl it's popular for wrapping vehicles because of how flexible it can be.
Polyester (PET) is a film with outstanding durability, temperature, UV, and chemical resistance. Polyester tends to be great for labels with outdoor applications.
Polypropylene (BOPP) is a film with high tear resistance & rigidity, making it ideal for beverage & many other label applications. It's the industry standard for labels.
Polyethylene Film (PE) falls into two main categories; low-density (LDPE) & high-density (HDPE).
- LDPE is soft, very flexible and has a good tear and moisture resistance, so it's great for grocery bags and food packaging.
- HDPE has good impact strength, puncture resistance and chemical resistance but low gas barrier properties, making it suitable for premium label applications.