Everything You Want to Know About Label Film

Labels play a critical role in brand recognition. Through appealing design, logos, typography, and information carrying, labels help the product to stand out from others on supermarket shelves. Since labels are the first point of contact between the consumer and the product, they need to cast a prominent impact on the consumer. This is where the concept of label film comes into play.

Label film is a label type made through films like PET, polypropylene (PP) or polyethylene (PE) materials. Label film is more flexible and durable than paper and has a transformative impact on enhancing label appearance and functionality. So, let's talk deeply about label film, covering its background, advantages, and other details you need to know about.

The History of Label Film

Labels have been used for decades for the same purpose, i.e., to identify products and provide descriptions. In the past, product labels were mainly based on paper. It started with manual hand-written labels and then through papermaking machines.

After paper-based labels, the era of pressure-sensitive labels dominated. These labels or stickers were easy to apply due to being coated with adhesive.

Film labels were introduced as alternative labels in the early 1950s. Although PVC-based labels looked more effective than paper-based labels, they were difficult to produce and apply. With the emergence of new varieties of plastics, polypropylene labels were introduced in the U.S., while polyethylene films became popular in Europe.

Today, filmic labels are used almost everywhere due to their appealing impact on label appearance, functionality, and durability. Technological and material advancements have been making label films showcase enhanced graphics and environmentally friendly capabilities. 

BOPP Film: The Ideal Material for Making Labels or Stickers

Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) is considered one of the ideal materials for making labels or stickers due to its top-notch qualities. The below points reflect the qualities/advantages of BOPP:

  • Thin material
  • Durable
  • Temperature fluctuation resistant
  • Acid resistant
  • Stain resistant
  • Water resistant
  • Hard-wearing
  • Glossy and smooth appearance

All the above advantages of BOPP reflect its incredible printing and adhesive applications, making it the ideal material for label films. That's why it is used in various industries, including bottling, food,  hygiene, medical, alcohol, etc.

Advantages of BOPP Film vs. Other Labels

BOPP labels are becoming increasingly popular due to their incredible advantages over other labels. Compared to paper labels, BOPP label films are more resistant to scratches and harsh conditions. Similarly, BOPP label films showcase more durability compared to vinyl stickers. Below are a few other advantages of BOPP film over other labels:

  • Resistive: BOPP film is resistive to plenty of elements, including oil, water, temperature, acid, solvent, and more.
  • Durability: BOPP film showcases top-notch durability compared to paper labels.
  • Appealing Graphics: BOPP film can print high-resolution graphics and text.
  • Recyclable: BOPP film is more environmentally friendly compared to PET labels due to its recyclable nature.
  • Suitable for Top Coating: The coated BOPP label film carries more functions such as good oxygen and water barrier, flame retardant, etc.
  • Wide Finishes: BOPP film is available in various finishes, like metallic, glossy, matte, and milky white. This allows film manufacturers to create packaging with various visual effects.

In short, BOPP label film showcases all the capabilities industries need to create long-lasting, appealing, and eco-friendly labels. 

Weifu: The Innovative and Dedicated BOPP Film Manufacturing Brand

Weifu is a specialized BOPP label film manufacturer committed to providing users with a top-notch and wide range of BOPP product catalogs. With over two decades of film manufacturing experience, we are committed to offering the most innovative, reliable, and sustainable BOPP label films.

Our BOPP films showcase excellent high dyne retention, modifiable softness/stiffness of the films, compliance with food contact standards, and more. In fact, our BOPP line has achieved Global Recycled Standard certification and well rated by EcoVadis social responsibility system.

One of our excellent products is BOPP-TSG (Transparent, two-side heat sealing) label base film, which features:

  • Two-side treated for self-adhesive labeling
  • Excellent appearance: stiff, high clarity, and gloss
  • Suitable for top coating
  • International food contact standard
  • Usable in various applications, such as alcohols, foods and beverages, cosmetics, medical equipment, etc.

Weifu is currently China's one and only supplier of up to 100mic thick label base film. Therefore, our BOPP-TSG is one of the finest BOPP films you will find globally.


Label films have been around for over sixty years, and lots of advancements have been made so far. Out of all the available types of label films, BOPP films offer the best combination of durability, softness, visual appeal, resistivity, and sustainability. That's why we at Weifu have committed to developing the best-in-class BOPP films that fulfill the needs of various industries and applications. Besides our exceptional BOPP-TSG film, you can also find other label films and products, such as metallised label film, matte-metallised label film, white in-mold labeling film, eco-friendly PCR label film, and more. So, check out our diverse label film product line at Label film and find the best label film for your products.