Biodegradable Compostable Label Printing

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Biodegradable & Compostable Label Printing

As recycling becomes part of our everyday lives and companies become more and more environmentally conscious, we are often asked if we can supply biodegradable labels. If you are looking for eco friendly labels that are made from renewable and replenishable resources, produced with a compostable adhesive then we can help.

What are Biodegradable & Compostable Labels?

Biodegradable labels should be from materials that are viewed as chemically unmodified and coming from a natural origin to be accepted as biodegradable without further testing.

The biodegradable stickers and labels we provide are uncoated, wood free printing paper composed of 95% sugar cane fibres and 5% hemp and linen. These biodegradable labels are specifically designed for complete packaging that should be biodegradable.

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What Material is Used for Biodegradable Labels?

Sparkle Child Keep Earth Label
The most popular material is called Begasse Cane Fibre Biodegradable.
This is a matt white uncoated, woodfree printing paper composed of 95% sugar cane fibre and 5% hemp and linen.

Weight and Thickness of the biodegradable material
The basic weight is 90gsm ±5%
The thickness is 120 micron ±5%

Temperature Range of the biodegradable material S9500 is an acrylic based biodegradable adhesive with good initial tack and adhesion on a wide variety of substrates.

Bomb Cosmetics Compostable Label
Min. App. Temp: +5°C
Temp Range: -10°C to +80°C

What is the Shelf Life of the biodegradable material?
2 years when stored at 22° C / 50% RH

Semi-Gloss Biodegradable Primecoat FSC
We now offer a cheaper alternative to Bagasse which Primecoat FSC Semi-Gloss. This material is a white, one side machine coated, woodfree printing paper with semi-gloss appearance. The facestock is made from FSC® certified paper and is suitable for a wide range of promotional and industrial label applications where attractive semi-gloss appearance in multi-colour work is required.

Ailey Mae Compostable Stickers
Natural Bois
This natural, uncoated brown laid kraft, printing paper is composed of PEFC pulp. Suitable for sustainable labelling of premium goods due to its natural image.

What are Compostable Labels?
Compostable labels are required to meet the European Standards for Compostable Packaging, EN 13432. The standards require that labels are to be compostable under industrial conditions.

Natureflex White or Clear
Semi Gloss Biodegradable Labels
We now stock Natureflex in white or clear for compostable labels and stickers. Natureflex is made from renewable wood pulp which has been sustainably harvested and transformed into a white or clear, high gloss material which can be safely used in packaging and labelling.

The adhesive used also conforms with EN 13432 and is therefore considered to be compostable.

It is important to be aware that some materials available have not yet been tested for their compostability and therefore do not hold an OK Compost certificate. This isn’t to say that they won’t compost, just that they have not been tested on an industrial basis. You can rest assured that the Natureflex material we offer holds the OK Compost certificate.

Should you use Compostable or Biodegradable Labels?
Many companies who are conscious of their Corporate and Social Responsibilities are using environmentally friendly packaging. It is important that companies do not overlook the labels that they utilise also. Changing to eco-friendly compostable or biodegradable labels can not only help reduce the impact on the environment but it can show that the company is forward thinking and aware of their responsibilities to the environment.

Whatever your requirements, please let us know and we can recommend a biodegradable or compostable material to suit your brand ethos, label style and use.


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