Substrates

As the blank canvas for your label design, we offer a wide library of paper and film stocks on which we can print. And if we don’t have it, we’ll happily source it for you.

Rotolabel believes that recycling is an important aspect of a sustainable future. A label becomes an integral part of the product to which it is applied. It is thus important that the label and the package can be recycled as a single unit – so the materials need to be compatible.

Cardboard and corrugated packages with a paper label can be recycled. They can also be recycled if they have a plastic label, as long as the label’s weight does not exceed 20% of the total weight.

In most cases, plastic packages with filmic labels can be recycled.

  • A PE product with a PE label may be considered recyclable
  • A PP product with a PP label may be considered recyclable

In addition, as a general rule for polyolefins (PE and PP) combined:

  • A PP product with a PE label may be considered recyclable
  • A PE product with a PP label may be considered recyclable
  • PE and PP packages cannot be recycled if PVC, PET or paper labels are attached
  • PET containers should use a PP or a PE label with a wash-off adhesive

To promote recycling we recommend using the same material for the label and the package. Recyclable combinations include paper/cardboard, PE/PE and PP/PP.