Matt White Polyolefin Labels

Polyolefin Waterproof Labels – For Laser Printers – Permanent Waterproof Adhesive

Matt white polyolefin labels (MWPO) on A4 sheets with a permanent waterproof adhesive conforming to BS5609 part 2. They can be used with laser printers. Polyolefin is thicker than our other materials and are more pliable than our matt white polyester label materials. They are ideal for labelling unusual surfaces or curved objects. Our polyolefin labels are more durable than matt white paper labels, generally chosen over Matt White Polyester (MWP) due to its pliability, and not as thick our Matt White Polyethylene labels. MWPO labels are suitable for harsh outdoor environments where a standard label material would not be up to the job or where the label is going to get wet.

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

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MWPO labels are made to order and are dispatched 1 – 5 working days after your order is placed.

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MWPO Key Facts:

Material: Matt White Polyolefin

Label Code: MWPO

Printer Compatibility: Laser Printers and Inkjet Printers

Adhesive: Permanent – Marine BS5609

Waterproof: Yes (Laser Printers Only)

MWPO Markets and Uses:

Our Matt White Polyolefin Labels have been developed as a cost effective and printer friendly version of our MWPE labels. 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 part 2 approval. Commonly used outdoors or in wet / damp conditions – e.g. 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 manufacturer, wheelie bins, chemical industry, NHS, and outdoor event companies.

In summary, MWPO is more like Polyethylene than Polyester, but not as thick, so is more printer friendly. Also, very good to handle for the user. Conforms to shapes better than MWP, but not quite as well as MWPE.

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 distances. The materials used to make these waterproof labels also conform to the BS5609 part 2 standard for marine immersion, which means they have been tested in salt water for 3 months.

MWPO Face Material Properties:

MWPO is 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).

Grammage Approx 108 + or – 5 gsm
Calliper (thickness) 108 microns. + or – 8 Microns.

MWPO Adhesive:

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 40 gsm.

Minimum application temp. +5⁰C
Storage range once applied -35⁰C to +80⁰C (Up to 195⁰C for short periods during printing).

MWPO Backing Material:

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

Thickness 116 microns
Grammage 119 gsm

Environmental: 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. Print room conditions should be at a temperature range of 19-22deg C and a humidity of 45 to 60%RH. If effectively stored a shelf life of two years can be expected though not guaranteed.