Waterproof Matt White Polyethylene Labels

Polyethylene Waterproof Labels On A4 Sheets For Laser Printing – BS5609 Approved – Permanent Adhesive

Polyethylene is a flexible and durable label material with a range of applications, particularly for hard, rigid surfaces. MWPE labels are weatherproof and commonly used in wet or damp conditions, both indoors and outdoors.

MWPE has a permanent, acrylic based waterproof adhesive which conforms to BS5609 part 2 for marine immersion. This material is not suitable for printing with water-based inks and is only compatible with laser printers. (They can be printed on with certain pigment based inkjet printers, but would recommend testing a sample first for suitability.)

We offer a wide range of waterproof labels for all applications.

MWPE labels are made to order* and are dispatched 3 – 6 working days after your order is placed.

We stock CL1210MWPE (1 Per Sheet) for same day or next day dispatch, as this is the most popular size.

Buy in 500 sheet packs with big discounts for higher quantities. Prices include UK delivery and VAT.

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Key Facts – Matt White Polyethylene Labels – MWPE:

Label Material: Matt White Polyethylene

Printer Type: Laser Printers

Adhesive Type: Permanent BS5609 part 2

Waterproof: Yes

What Can Matt White Polyethylene Labels Be Used For?

Polyethylene is generally chosen over Polyester due to its pliability; the strong adhesive and pliable material is ideal for curved or uneven surfaces.  Chemical drum labelling is a major user of this product which also has the benefit of BS5609.  Commonly used outdoors or in wet / damp conditions so wheelie bins, bathroom, kitchen or garden products. Also, a good product for signs within construction, engineering or maintenance companies, where they are subject to changeable weather conditions.  Wristbands for hospitals or festivals.

Garden Centres, Bathroom & Kitchen Product Manufacturers, Wheelie Bins, Chemical Industry, NHS, Event Companies, Outdoor Use

Suitable for a wide range of outdoor and robust labelling requirements especially haz-chem labels, where longevity and durability are required in a digitally printable material.  Specifically designed for use on ‘hot fusion’ printer systems (laser & copier machines).

Matt White Polyethylene Labels Specification (MWPE)

Face Material

Grammage 105 gsm + or – 4 gsm

Calliper (thickness) 180-200 microns. (This material has a great deal of calliper variation).


A clear permanent, water based emulsion acrylic based adhesive with good tack & adhesion on a wide range of surfaces. Specially designed for the labelling of chemical drums Approx 18-20 gsm. Our window trim feature is essential due to the heavy coat-weight of adhesive to ensure and maintain good reliability.

Minimum application temp: +5C

Storage range once applied: -40C to +80C   (Up to 195C for short periods during printing).

Backing Sheet

A siliconised special kraft paper with good lay-flatness & stability

Thickness: 90 microns + or – 6mu.

Grammage: 85 gsm   + or – 5gsm


All papers used, are from managed sustainable resources and the laminate is manufactured without the use of solvents and under the controls of ISO 14001.

Handling and storage: The labels should be kept in their original bags & boxes and stored in dry conditions. The product should be used only after being moved to the print room for a minimum of 48 hours prior to use. Print room conditions should be at a temperature range of 19 – 22 deg C and a humidity of 45 to 60% RH.  If effectively stored a shelf life of two years can be expected though not guaranteed.