Polyethylene labels are produced from white polyethylene (PE) material with matt or gloss coating, suitable for thermal transfer and flexo print. Images, printed on polyethylene labels are distinguished with high contrast and quality. Due to its flexibility, polyethylene is used on curved surfaces.
A disadvantage of polyethylene is that it is not very resistant to high temperatures.
The strength of the coating of polyethylene labels and the resistance to weather conditions and most chemical solvents, made them ideal for outdoor applications, where the smear and scratch resistance ore obligatory in all environmental conditions.
Polyethylene labels are printed with wax, wax-resin and resin ribbons at printing speed up to 240 mm/sec and resolution 8-12 dots/mm.
Polyethylene labels are suitable for outdoor and industrial applications at more-aggressive conditions. Typical application is drum labeling, pallets, containers, etc. They can be used on flat, curved and rough surfaces.