Environmentally Sustainable Packaging Solutions & Innovation


Artcraft Label’s new line of recycle-friendly labels solve PETE clamshell recycling problem


Artcraft Label is committed to providing sustainable labelled packaging and is pleased to announce the launch of the ProPETE™ line of label products, which will be available October 1st 2015. ProPETE™ labels are built to perform in and not interfere with Clamshell PETE recycling.

In the past years, the demand for recycled PETE [RPETE] has been on a steady rise in Canada and the USA.


Unfortunately of the total amount of PETE collected, many reclaimers report 25% to 35% in bale yield losses due to contamination. Labels are a significant contributor to this contamination.


Artcraft Label designed 4 specific label constructions that overcome these issues.


Our ProPETE™ label constructions have been tested according with the APR Critical Issues Guidance for Innovations Protocol for Evaluating PETE Thermoform Labels and Adhesives for Compatibility with PETE Recycling.


All 4 constructions are now recognized as “Found Conforming to the Evaluation Protocol” as set by APR guidelines.


Not only are ProPETE™ labels a better solution for recyclability, they have additional advantages such as:

  • The liner is PETE which is thinner and stronger liner compared to traditional paper liners. The Liner is also recyclable.
  • We can obtain up to 30%+ more labels on a roll. The result is a reduction of production downtime on your equipment associated with label roll changeovers.
  • Reduced shipping costs by having a lighter weight construction.
For further information on this please contact us

at info@artcraftlabel.ca or by phone at 905-632-2314




ProPETE™ F series advantages

  • Label and adhesive cleanly separates from the PETE in the hot wash step
  • The label face stock is film based and will not pulp when wet
  • The separated label will float in the wash system sink/float tub which allows label pieces to separate from the flake materials
  • Inks are sealed onto the label Face Stock through either the use of a coating or a laminate layer preventing colour contamination of the RPETE


ProPETE™ F100

  • Face Stock: BOPP Substrate
  • Adhesive: Acrylic water-borne adhesive
  • Ink System: UV Inks + UV Coating
    (Imatest™ Print Test)


ProPETE™ F200

  • Face Stock: BOPP Substrate
  • Adhesive: Acrylic water-borne adhesive
  • Ink System: UV Inks + BOPP Over-lamination (Imatest™ Print Test)

ProPETE™ P series advantages

  • Label and adhesive cleanly separates from the PETE in the hot wash step
  • The label face stock is a specialty paper based product that breaks down when wet. The residual paper and inks are removed by the rinse system filtration
  • For P200 Over-laminate floats to the surface and is removed in a sink/float tub which allows label pieces to separate from the flake materials


ProPETE™ P100

  • Face Stock: Paper Substrate
  • Adhesive: Acrylic water-borne adhesive
  • Ink System: UV Inks + UV Coating
    (Imatest™ Print Test)


ProPETE™ P200

  • Face Stock: Paper Substrate
  • Adhesive: Acrylic water-borne adhesive
  • Ink System: UV Inks + BOPP Over-lamination (Imatest™ Print Test)