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Self-adhesive labels: filmic face labels

An look into different types of filmic labelstocks, their properties and market applications

Pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) labels made from films are the fastest growing category within the self-adhesive label sector. This article looks at the different types of filmic (non-paper) labelstocks and their properties. We also look at different market applications for filmic PSA labels, and at sustainability issues. 

Filmic facestocks can be made from a range of different materials, but the main ones used today are polypropylene, polyethylene, polyester and PVC. Polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE) are by far the most widely used, along with co-extrusions of both materials.