- These labels are supplied on A4 sheets of matt white polyethylene with a permanent waterproof adhesive. They can be printed using an inkjet or a laser printer, or photocopiers. The polyethylene material is off-white in colour and thicker than our other materials. We advise customers to compare the material specifications against those of their printer and/or to request a sample to test. These labels were specially designed for labelling chemical drums and so the material is softer and more pliable than our polyester materials, with a very strong adhesive, which makes these labels well-suited to uneven or curved surfaces. Our white polyethylene labels are usually chosen because they are more durable than paper labels, more pliable than polyester labels, and/or waterproof. Generally these labels are intended for long term use or in conditions that standard labels are unlikely to survive.
- Our matt white polyethylene labels are waterproof due to the polyethylene material, the waterproof adhesive, and the laser printing process. They are well-suited to conditions where the printed label is likely to get wet. Common uses include labels for bottles and containers that hold liquids, in damp conditions such as kitchens and bathrooms, on items that are displayed outside shops or in garden centres, or on packages that are to be shipped long distance. The material and adhesive used for these labels conform to the BS5609 part 2 standard for marine immersion, which means they have been tested in salt water at mid-tide for a period of three months, and are suitable for use in outdoor and marine environments.
- Long life tracking labels – the polyethylene material and strong adhesive mean these labels are commonly used as long lasting tracking labels. This is a common requirement for address or shipping labels on items that may be travelling long distances or exposed to damp conditions, or for tracking items that will be put into storage. These labels can be printed with identifying information, delivery or storage instructions, or information stored in an alternative format such as barcodes and QR codes.
- Outdoor or marine conditions – as these labels conform to the BS5609 part 2 standard for marine immersion they can be used for applications that involve exposure to outdoor and/or marine conditions. Common examples of applications that require durable waterproof labels include labelling chemicals, medical and laboratory supplies, products that will be exposed to wet conditions such as kitchen, bathroom or gardening products, at swimming pools, equipment rental facilities, marinas, water sports companies, landscaping and gardening companies, construction and maintenance companies, and many more instances where identifying information, instructions, or signs need to remain in place even under adverse conditions. The pliable material and strong adhesive mean that these labels are ideal for use on all kinds of surfaces and materials, even in marine conditions.
- Curved and uneven surfaces – polyethylene is usually chosen in place of polyester due to its pliability. Standard polyester materials have a stronger “memory” which means that when they are applied to curved surfaces, the adhesive may not be strong enough to prevent the label from returning to its initial flat state and eventually peeling off of an item. The stronger adhesive and pliable material used for polyethylene labels help to avoid this problem. These labels were designed for the purpose of labelling chemical drums safely and securely with health and safety warnings and information identifying the contents. These labels are also useful when labelling containers such as bottles and jars, where the pliable material and strong adhesive allow the label to stay in place, even where it is curved around a cylindrical object.
- Retail labels – polyethylene labels can be used to add product information, company details, prices, or special features and promotions onto products, particularly items that have unusually shaped packaging or an uneven surface. They are also ideal for external shop displays or in garden centres, on containers that hold liquids such as bathroom or kitchen products, or on products that will be stored or used outside.
Download A Template: click here to download templates for these waterproof polyethylene labels.
Request A Sample: click here to request a sample of our waterproof matt white polyethylene labels.
Find An Alternative: these labels are made with polyethylene and a marine standard adhesive – the polyethylene is a thick, flexible material that is slightly off-white; as an alternative option you could use our Matt White Polyester Labels or our Matt White Polyolefin Labels, which are also made with a marine standard adhesive.
Matt White Polyethylene
25 Sheet Minimum
Same Working Day Despatch Up To 100 Sheets
Full Range of Sizes - 25 or 500 Sheet Minimum
Same Working Day Despatch up to 100 Sheets, 5 to 7* Working Day Despatch for 500+ Sheets (* Due To Supply Issues This Year)
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17th Dec 2020
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13th Dec 2020
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28th Oct 2020
I am very pleased with my Labels which...
I am very pleased with my Labels which I am using for my products. They look good and adhere well. I was also very pleased with the quick service I received from Label Planet. I shall not hesitate to use Label Planet again when I need labels. Good pricing too!Maria Johnson
18th Sep 2020
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First class productTom Young
30th Jun 2020
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19th May 2020
excellent product and service
excellent product and serviceGary Davis
22nd Oct 2019
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good product excellent serviceGary Davis
2nd Sep 2019
Superb quality at competitive prices and speedy delivery
Superb quality at competitive prices and speedy deliveryJudith Broadhead
7th May 2019
Excellent fast service. Labels are ideal for...
Excellent fast service. Labels are ideal for our needsChristine Whitehead
20th Feb 2019
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Excellent service. Haven’t actually used the labels yet but they seem to be what I need. ThanksAnonymous
27th Nov 2018
Excellent service as usual. Thank you
Excellent service as usual. Thank youSue Mckenna
4th Jun 2018
Very good product and does what it says
Very good product and does what it saysAnonymous
26th Jan 2018
Good, consistent quality. Great delivery. A little expensive...
Good, consistent quality. Great delivery. A little expensive for what it is, but does the job I need it to do!Kevin Walder
5th Jul 2017
I USE THESE SHEETS FOR INTERNAL STICKERS BEING...
I USE THESE SHEETS FOR INTERNAL STICKERS BEING UV STABLE THEY ARE PERFECT FOR THE JOB.Ian Mcdonald
26th Jun 2017
Very prompt efficient service thank you, labels exactly...
Very prompt efficient service thank you, labels exactly as ordered.Anonymous
20th Jun 2017
I use these labels all the time so...
I use these labels all the time so I know they're good. I ordered quite late on the Thursday before good Friday. I was desperate for the labels as I'd run out completely but after realising it was Easter I didn't expect the labels until Wednesday of the following week. Imagine my delight when I had an email on the Thursday to say they had been despatched! They arrived Saturday and normal service was resumed. Such a quick service, literally order one day and they arrive the next.Sue Mckenna
5th May 2017
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28th Oct 2016
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31st Aug 2016
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