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For truly authentic sustainable labels, choose PURE Labels brand of eco-friendly labels.

You can be assured that each PURE Labels product is genuinely sustainable and the leading sustainable solution, including Compostable and Biodegradable, 100% Recycled, Reyclable and Recycle-compatible, natural, and tree-free.
 
Natural, organic, sustainable and eco-friendly brand owners rely on the integrity of their supply chain which extends beyond their direct raw materials such as fair trade cacao, green coffee beans, organic grains, organic cannabis, or whatever their primary supply.  Truly sustainable brands seek full-circle sustainability of their supply chain, and that includes packaging and labels.  Elevate Packaging created the PURE Labels brand of eco-friendly sustainable adhesive labels to provide brand owners the widest range of options for their labeling needs, for every situation from permanent to repositionable, wet to dry, oily and greasy, frozen to hot, direct thermal to thermal transfer, clear to natural, and much more.  Most importantly EVERY label option offered by Elevate Packaging is a sustainable leader in each of it's categories.
 
A unique and critical element of PURE Labels is the certified compostable BioTAK® adhesive which is used in all the compostable labels.  The combination of compostable facestocks and adhesives are what makes this label truly the real thing in compostablility.
 
Certified Compostable and Biodegradable
PURE Labels encompass a wide range of certified compostable adhesive label stocks.  All stock rolls have permanent adhesive and also available with removable adhesives on request.
Elevate Packaging manufactures the full line of compostable Pure Labels roll stock through the exclusive partnership with Bio4Life covering adhesives and PSA labels.  Both the adhesives and adhesive labels are certified compostable.  The PSA labels have been certified compostable by Din Certco registration# 7H0088 following the testing basis of both ASTM D6400 and EN 13432.
 

From the founding until now, and forever, Elevate Packaging is a leader in every sustainability category of packaging and labels.

 
The following PURE Label options are available.  Additional varieties of labels can be manufactured and available for large orders.
 
  Material Compostable Recyclable* Recycled Description
 Natural Tree Free Sugarcane Compostable and recyclable Labels #800-1 NATURAL Tree-Free Sugarcane
 
Permanent adhesive label with certified compostable and fully compliant with international compost standards ASTM D6868. Direct Food Contact.
 Bioplastic Water Resistant Compostable Labels #805-1 GLOSS WHITE Water-Resistant BioPlastic    
Permanent adhesive label with certified compostable and fully compliant with international compost standards ASTM D6868.
Direct Food Contact and Fruit/Produce Labeling. Oil, Water, and Grease Resistant.
 Bioplastic Water Resistant Compostable Biodegradable Labels #806-1 SILVER Water-Resistant BioPlastic    
Permanent adhesive label with certified compostable and fully compliant with international compost standards ASTM D6868.
Direct Food Contact and Fruit/Produce Labeling. Oil, Water, and Grease Resistant.
 Transparent Clear Bioplastic Water Resistant Compostable Labels #807-1 TRANSPARENT Water-Resistant BioPlastic    
Permanent adhesive label with certified compostable and fully compliant with international compost standards ASTM D6868.
Direct Food Contact and Fruit/Produce Labeling. Oil, Water, and Grease Resistant.
 Compostable Recycled Recyclable #811-1 WHITE SEMI-GLOSS COATED
Permanent adhesive label with certified compostable and fully compliant with international compost standards ASTM D6868.
Direct Food Contact.  Excellent for High Quality Printing.
  #850-1 DIRECT THERMAL WHITE
 
Permanent adhesive label with certified compostable and fully compliant with international compost standards ASTM D6868.
Direct Food Contact.
  #903-1 WHITE RECYCLED    
Permanent adhesive label with a 100% recycled wet-strength face stock.  Adhesive is conventional and not compostable or recyclable.
Direct Food Contact and Fruit/Produce Labeling. Oil, Water, and Grease Resistant.
  #906-1 WHITE RECYCLE-FRIENDLY  
 
Permanent adhesive label with FSC-certified facestock and recycle-friendly adhesives which can be recycled with other paper waste. Direct Food Contact.
 
*Recyclable with paper waste
 
Ecofriendly labels custom printed Printable Ecofriendly labels
 
 
Q&A:
 
Are PURE Labels (tm) 100% Compostable?
PURE Labels(tm) is the only compostable adhesive label available in North America.  The facestock is certified compostable, and the adhesive are certified compostable (exlusively from BioTAK).
 
Is the liner for PURE Labels also compostable?
The liner however is not compostable, which is an industry-wide challenge.  No liner in the world is compostable (not yet) but we are working on that solution and very near solving it.
 
Are labels printed with compostable inks?
Labels can be printed with compostable inks on commercial flexo printers.  Flexo print runs tend to be rather large (e.g. starting 50,000 or 100,000 labels per artwork) so often the labels are printed digitally, which allow for print runs from 1000 labels and up.  We print on a variety of digital printers with excellent quality results on the HP Indigo series of commercial printers.  The ink is proprietary to HP and it is called electro-ink.
 
Is it possible to confirm claims of compostability?
Not all labels marketed as Compostable or Biodegradable are actually authentic.  This is unfortunate as it creates confusion and distrust for packaging buyers.  Additionally it muddles the integrity of sustainable packaging, however there is a good ending to this story.  There are various test methods and standards for compostability for adhesive labels.  The facestock and the adhesive must be compostable - and most important is to ask if the adhesive is compostable, and if it is certified.  A compostable certification (not just a test) is the only way to be sure the adhesives are truly compostable.