Films for labels

our films for the production of labels

What are label films?

Labels are used to identify a wide variety of items. Self-adhesive label films are therefore a very common solution for labelling in the packaging sector, industrial labels, security labels as well as numerous other applications.

The König Film Centre does not offer self-adhesive films. However, we do have various high-quality technical films with special properties in our range, which are used as base films for labels with special characteristics. For this purpose, our films must be made self-adhesive (by using double-sided adhesive films) and can then be used as labels.

Standard label films, which are characterised by high quantities and low prices, are not our focus. Rather, we offer films with special properties, such as high temperature stability, which are relevant for particularly high-performance labels.

What material are films for labels made of?

We offer technical films made of various plastic materials that are suitable for the production of labels:

  • Polycarbonate films.
  • PMMA films.
  • Polyester (PET) films.
  • PEI films.
  • PBT-PC films.

As a specialist for technical films, we will be happy to advise you on the selection of the right film for your industrial project. We are also happy to assist you in selecting the necessary accessories for professional processing. For this purpose, we provide you with technical data sheets and safety data sheets of our products. For initial tests or the production of first prototypes, we will gladly send you samples.

Properties of label material

The most important property of any label film is its constant, good and high-quality printability. A label is used to identify goods and in many cases is intended for promotional purposes. For this purpose, labels are printed elaborately using photos, images, colours and other design elements.

The most common printing process for technical films is screen printing. But besides this classic printing process, there are also other and new printing processes. Digital printing in particular has gained a lot of importance in recent years.

Our technical films are suitable for the following printing processes:

  • Screen printing
  • Digital printing
  • Direct printing
  • UV printing
  • Laser printing
  • Flexo printing
  • Offset printing

Almost all of our technical films can be printed well. However, depending on the type of film, a test print is recommended.

Our range of label material:

We offer some technical films with special properties that can be interesting and relevant for the production of label films:

Biaxially oriented polyester (PET) films with high durability.

Biaxially oriented PET films (so-called BOPET films) have excellent chemical, mechanical and thermal stability and resistance. They also have good tensile strength and tear resistance as well as excellent transparency. PET films are good electrical insulators, have low moisture absorption and high dielectric strength. With a printing pre-treatment, most of our polyester films can be printed well, consistently and homogeneously.

Polyester films are a universal material for labels with a high resistance to various external influences such as chemicals and are therefore often used for this application.

Polycarbonate films for increased continuous use temperature

Polycarbonate films are temperature resistant and suitable for a continuous use temperature of 105 degrees Celsius. In the short term, they are resistant to temperatures of up to 160 degrees Celsius. Above a temperature range of 190 - 200 degrees Celsius, they become thermo-elastic (thermoforming).

Polycarbonate films are available in a wide range of thicknesses and surfaces from glossy to matt in fine matt and velvet matt effects. They thus cover a wide range of applications and are very often used as label films for heat-resistant requirements.

UL listed films for industry.

Some industrial applications - especially in electrical engineering - require flame-retardant labels that comply with certain fire protection classes. There are different approvals and fire protection classes that vary from country to country. Since many prefabricated parts are used worldwide, the American standard UL 94 V0 has become the standard for flame protection in the industry.

We offer flame-retardant products for the manufacture of labels made of various materials. These are flame retardant films made of polycarbonate, PEI and PBT with consistent insulation properties and good printability.

PMMA film for outdoor labels.

PMMA film of the Plexiglas brand is extremely UV-stable and weatherproof. Due to the addition of the plastic polybutyl acrylate (PBA) as an impact modifier, PMMA films are easy to cut and can also be processed by laser. This film material is particularly suitable for outdoor applications where they are exposed to UV radiation, weather and other environmental influences. Therefore, PMMA film is of interest for weatherproof special labels with high UV stability for outdoor use.

Sustainable film.

Sustainability is a crucial issue in our current times. The reduction of CO2 and the search for environmentally friendly materials occupy most industrial manufacturers. There are also sustainable base films for labels, some of which are made from corn starch and are therefore more CO2 effective.

We offer you a polycarbonate film based on corn starch and can offer you and your company a more environmentally friendly alternative. By using sustainable films, there are numerous advantages for industrial applications. They offer an optimal solution for many applications such as labels for industrial packaging.

PEI films with particularly high temperature resistance.

PEI films impress with their particularly high temperature resistance. The manufacturer of the PEI (polyetherimide) film we offer specifies a processing temperature of up to 200 degrees Celsius.

The PEI film Ultem 1000 also offers flame protection according to the world's leading standard UL 94 V0 and reduced moisture absorption. It is characterised by good dielectric properties and can be used for various applications in electrical engineering and electronics. 

Service, cutting and delivery.

As a wholesaler, we can supply you with label films as rolls in various widths or in rectangular cuts in various sizes, starting from small quantities. You can buy label film from us in different material thicknesses, surfaces and colours. Ask for the material that suits you best and we will make you a suitable offer. We will also be happy to answer any further questions you may have on the subject of storage, packaging and delivery. Due to our high flexibility and extensive machinery, we can also fulfil special customer requests. 

Please contact us if you would like advice or a specific quotation. The König Folienzentrum team is looking forward to your call!

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