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