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PVC, PET and OPS - Three Featured Heat Shrink Sleeve Labels from Texin
Author:Jerry Lee

There are three materials for option, PVC (polyvinyl chloride), PET (Poly Ethylene Terepthalate) and OPS (oriented polystyrene). Each of these materials has its own shrink characteristics and is therefore suited to different applications respectively.

PVC Shrink Labels
PVC shrink label is generally the most cost competitive material, and it is also easiest to control in the shrink process. PVC is available in pasteurizable and steam grades and offers good scuff resistance. PVC shrinkage range from 55%-64%, it begins to shrink between 50º C and 60º C.

PET Shrink Labels
This material offers the best scuff resistance and the best shrinkage performance, especially for usual shape of container. It is pasturisable and is also eco-friendly and easily recycled, it is the most costly material. PETG begins to shrink between 70º C and 80º C with high shrinkage rate up to 78% TD.


OPS Shrink Labels
With the lowest vertical shrink feature, OPS shrink label offers the most consistent finish. This material is more cost competitive than PET. It is usually used for containers that will be squeezed during application.

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