PVC & PET Sleeve Label

2 types of shrink films widely used for packaging:

  • Poly Vinyl chloride (PVC) PVC is remarkable for its transparency and easiness of molding. It is considered as the most commonly used type of shrink film.
  • Polyester (PET) PET can be shrunk in a transverse direction (TD) It is best used for molding with uniquely shaped package due to its excellent shrinking rate.

3 categories of shrink films widely used for packaging:

  • PVC Sleeve Label thickness of 30-50 micron (Shrinkage 50-60%) with high definition printing
  • PET Sleeve Label thickness of more than 40 micron (Shrinkage 75-78%) with high definition printing.
  • Special PET Sleeve Label thickness of 40 micron (Shrinkage 75-78%) with high definition printing.
Benefits PET Shrinkfilm PVC Shrinkfilm
Physical
Property
Excellent Shrinkage Rate :
Shrinkage rate of up to 70% with shrinking temperature starting at 70 – 80 degrees Celsius.
High Shrinkage Rate :
Shrinkage rate of up to 54% with shrinking temperature starting at 54 degrees Celsius.
Very High Gloss Percentage :
Smooth, transparent, and glossy
High Clarity Level :
Transparent, vivid texts and colors
Excellent Scuff Resistant :
Highly durable, excellent shock and tear resistant
Good Scuff Resistant :
Tear resistant
The Most Heat Resistant material :
Most resistant to heat. Higher shrinking temperature than PVC
The Most Easy Material to Control :
Easiest to control the film quality during the shrinking process.
The Best Shrinkage Performance :
Best shrinkage performance. Stable shrinkage with no waves or wrinkles.
The Most Commonly Used Material :
Most commonly used material for making shrink sleeve labels
Environmental
Health
Eco - Friendly and Easily Recycled :
Eco-friendly and recyclable.
Poor Environmental Image :
Not eco-friendly. Will emit contaminants during the shrinking process.
Application Special Shape in Packaging :
Suitable for packaging with unique or curvy shape, especially bottles with high and narrow neck like wine bottles.
General Packaging :
Suitable for packaging with generic shapes, e.g. bottles, cans, cups, or others.