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  • 26 Aug 2016

Compostable, biodegradable, vegan labels introduced to NA market

Compostable, biodegradable, vegan labels introduced to NA market

PURE Labels, the innovator of eco-friendly and sustainable adhesive labels, has introduced compostable and biodegradable adhesive labels made with a natural fiber facestock.

PURE Labels is making its debut at any Labelexpo show at Labelexpo Americas 2016.

These new sugarcane labels are 100 percent compostable and biodegradable, manufactured with tree-free nonGMO raw materials, and are compliant with international compost standards.

The new material is environmentally-conscious with a unique organic look. The facestock is made from sugarcane waste fiber and is specially-designed for high-quality and high-volume production with a sturdy construction and high durability. An excellent solution for either machine-applied and manually-applied labels. The pressure-sensitive labels are available in both permanent and removable adhesives, with a minimum application temperature 35°F and a service temperature range of -10°F to 200°F. PURE Labels is the first only label that is certified compostable, tree-free and vegan.

PURE Labels compostable sugarcane adhesive label is compliant with the following regulations:

• Certified to EN 13432

• Complies with EC 1935/2004

• Din Certco

• FDA 21 CFR 175.105 (Food-Grade Compliant)

• California Proposition 65

‘As the market for sustainable and compostable packaging continues to grow, this label is ideal for organic and natural brands,’ said Rich Cohen, president of PURE Labels.

PURE Labels are engineered for compostable products or packaging, with target applications such as: compostable packaging, food service, beer wine and spirits, gourmet and specialty foods, natural health and beauty, grocery, and retail packaging.

After launching Distant Village Packaging, the world's first company dedicated to sustainable packaging in 2000, the company developed PURE Labels in cooperation with leading adhesive label industry experts to formulate a sustainable pressure-sensitive label, which remains unrivaled today as the leading eco-friendly label product line, including recycled, recycle-compatible, natural, vegan, compostable and biodegradable adhesive labels.


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