Germany: Sustainable labels for biodegradable packaging

Etiket Schiller, one of the leading label manufacturers in Germany, offers biodegradable labels from renewable raw materials. Brand owners can now offer high-quality products such as organic food, beverages or cosmetics with fully compostable packaging. The label material and the adhesive are biodegradable and compostable and carry the "OK Compost" certificate in accordance with EU Regulation EN 13432.

Labels for compostable packaging
With a wide range of sustainable products, Etiket Schiller is responding to the growing demand for environmentally friendly packaging. The compostable self-adhesive labels are approved for contact with dry, non-fatty foods and can be glued directly to fruit or vegetables. They are particularly suitable for products whose packaging is said to be completely biodegradable. With special, likewise compostable adhesives, they are glued to paper packaging or biodegradable films. The materials of Etiket Schiller are used for environmentally friendly packaging of health products or organic cosmetics as well. The labels are suitable for high-quality outer packaging, but -due to the high cellulose content- can only be used to a limited extent in humid environments.

Individual eco-friendly labeling solutions
In order for a complete package to be returned to nature, all components (packaging material, label film and adhesive) must be compostable. Etiket Schiller advises customers extensively and develops individual labeling solutions for every respective application, even for runs of 500 pieces or more.

The white or transparent outer material of the compostable labels consists of cellulose (wood pulp) from controlled plantings. It can be disposed of in the bin or can be composted after use. For direct food contact, Etiket Schiller uses FDA 175.105 approved adhesives and low migration inks, according to the European Food Directive. For compostable packaging, an acrylate-based adhesive with "OK Compost" certificate is used. If necessary, the label materials can be printed with a thermal transfer printer.

For more information:
Etiket Schiller GmbH
Heusee 14
D-73655 Plüderhausen
Telefon +49(0)7181-8076-0
Telefax +49(0)7181-8076-50

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