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Material Specifications (BIO)

Material Specifications (BIO)

Matt White Biodegradable, Permanent Adhesive

Product Code: BIO


Label Construction

A typical label consists of 3 components. 

A face material is supported by the liner with special adhesive in the middle


1. Face Material

A white, surface-sized, supercalendered woodfree printing paper.

Grammage                                68 gsm approx.                              ISO 536
Thickness                              66 μm approx.                              ISO 534


2. Adhesive

The adhesive is characterized by a good initial tack and good adhesion on a wide variety of substrates. S9500 is an acrylic based permanent biodegradable and compostable adhesive.

Initial Tack                              Medium                              
Final Adhesion                              Permanent                              
Cohesive Strength                              Medium to high                              
Min Labelling Temperature                              5 °C                              
Service Temperature                              −20 °C to 80 °C                              


3. Release Liner / Backing

The liner is made from FSC® certified paper (FSC Mix Credit, chain-of-custody number: CU-COC-807907, Licence Code: C004451).

Grammage                      60 gsm approx.                      ISO 536                      
Thickness                      53 μm approx.                      ISO 534                      


Key features

>The FSC certified vellum facestock has been tested according to European Standard EN13432.

> The compostable adhesive S9500 carries the "OK Compost" certificate according to EN13432 regulations.

> Direct food contact approval for dry, non fatty foods


Special Approvals

S9500 is compliant with the European food regulation 1935/2004/EC for direct food contact with dry, non-fatty foodstuff. S9500 complies with DIN EN 13432 biodegradability and compostability regulation and is OK compost certified under the tracking number S259.


Uses & Application

BIO is ideal to be used for all kinds of applications, but is specifically suited for those kinds of applications where the complete packaging should be biodegradable and where indirect or direct food contact with dry foodstuff is required (i.e. fruits & vegetables labelling).


Shelf Life

2 years, under storage conditions as defined by FINAT (20ºC, 50% RH)



The technical specifications given in this document are general in nature and based on our knowledge, experience and the information and recommendation provided by the material manufacturer, for which reason the suitability of our products for the end use to which they are put cannot be always guaranteed. As our products are used in conditions beyond our control, we cannot assume any liability for damage caused through their use. It is the buyer’s responsibility to assess, test and ensure the suitability of each product for their end use through their own prior approval process; Flexi Labels cannot therefore be held responsible for unsuitable end use of its products. These technical product specifications supersede all previous editions. All information is subject to change without prior notice.


Last Updated April 2024

40+ Years

of combined experience

20,000+ Customers

across UK and Europe

12,000,000+ Labels

Printed and supplied per month

2,000 KG+

Label waste recycled per month

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