Label Material Selection for the Medical Field

Time : 2023-07-20

In today's medical industry, labels play a vital role. They not only serve as identification marks of products or medicines, but also play an important role in providing important information, ensuring traceability and ensuring product safety. For medical label making, it is very important to choose the right material.

This article will introduce the main materials used in medical labels.


Material 1. Paper label

Paper labels are the most common material and are usually used on packaged medicines or devices. The price of this material is relatively low, and it is suitable for printing information such as various texts, images and QR codes. However, it is sensitive to external environmental conditions such as humidity and temperature, and is easily dampened or damaged. Therefore, in some occasions with higher special requirements, paper labels may not be the best choice.

Material 2. PET label

PET (polyester) is a high-quality plastic material with good weather resistance, mechanical strength and tear resistance. PET labels are ideal for long-term attachment applications, such as bottled medicines, infusion bags, etc. PET labels can withstand high temperature and humidity changes in the external environment, and also have certain water resistance and grease resistance. In addition, PET labels can also be screen printed or digitally printed to achieve excellent image and text effects.

Material 3. PVC label

PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is another common material choice. PVC labels offer features such as chemical resistance, impact resistance, and weather resistance, making them suitable for use in hospital environments. In addition, PVC labels are flexible and easy to process, for example, they can be made into bendable or pre-shaped labels to adapt to different container surface shapes.

Material 4. Tyvek label

Tyvek is a special non-woven material made of high-density polyethylene fibers. This material has excellent water resistance, acid and alkali resistance, high mechanical strength and anti-bacterial properties, so it is widely used in medical product packaging and labeling. An important feature of the Tyvek label is that it can prevent moisture from penetrating into the product, so it is especially useful on product packaging that covers strict sterilization requirements such as syringes.

In conclusion:

Medical labels are an integral part of medical products. According to different needs, materials such as paper labels, PET labels, PVC labels or Tyvek labels can be selected when making medical labels. Each material has its unique characteristics and scope of application. Manufacturers need to choose the best material according to the specific situation to ensure that the label can meet the requirements of product safety, traceability and information communication.