What is BOPP?
BOPP stands for Biaxially-Oriented (BO) Polypropylene (PP). This means that the polypropylene
has been stretched in two directions until it becomes flatter; hence “biaxially-oriented”. Through this
process, the material becomes stronger and thinner. It is also the second most produced synthetic
plastic in the world behind polyethylene. It is incredibly versatile and resilient and can be used for
virtually any application you can think of. It is 3.4 mil thick and can conform to any container.
Perks of Using BOPP
Because BOPP is so resilient, it can be used for almost anything you can think of. It is moisture
resistant making it perfect for products used in the shower or near water and won’t erode in high
humidity or when submerged in water. It is resistant to acidic products like coffee, citrus, or other
products with low PH/high acid content which could easily degrade other label materials. It is non-toxic
and safe for applications in the food industry. The translucency is variable meaning you can have a
completely clear BOPP label, which is increasingly popular among spirits and wine manufacturers,
metallized, which grabs attention and looks sleek, or white background, which is fantastic in the way of
making your label really pop off the package. BOPP labels are also UV resistant making them perfect for
products like bumper stickers or window clings. As an added bonus, it is a completely recyclable
If you’re looking for a label product that you know can be applied to virtually any product, will
absolutely withstand the test of time, the environment, and nearly anything you or your consumer could
throw at it, BOPP seems to be the clear answer.