Selecting Plastic Film Pressure Sensitive Labels for PET Packaging - An APR Design™ Guide Bulletin

Posted on 7/28/2015 9:43:50 AM By The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers

The Issue – Plastic film, adhesive and ink from pressure sensitive labels can contaminate recycled PET.

Pressure sensitive labels printed on a polymer film are often used with PET packaging. It is important that these labels release, and separate cleanly from the package, in the wash step. If not, the film, ink and adhesive all contaminate the recycled PET causing off-color and haze which reduces the value of recycled PET.

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