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The Benefits of Using Recycled Fiber Content for Direct Thermal Labels

Direct thermal labels are used in a wide range of industries for printing barcodes, shipping labels, and other types of variable information. Traditionally, these labels have been made from virgin materials, but there is a growing trend toward using recycled fiber content. Enter Appvion’s newest product offering, Résiste® 15% PCW, a direct thermal label product designed with the future in mind. Made with 15% post-consumer waste, our topcoated label product performs like a virgin fiber product, all while giving life to materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

With its superior environmental resistance, Résiste® 15% PCW is the perfect choice for your deli, bakery, weigh-scale, package delivery, and retail label needs. Its precise imaging and compatibility with today’s direct thermal printers make it ideal for producing sharp, high-contrast barcodes.

Here are some of the benefits of using recycled fiber content for direct thermal labels:

  1. Environmental sustainability: Using recycled fiber content for direct thermal labels reduces the demand for virgin materials, which in turn conserves natural resources and diverts waste from landfills, promoting a circular economy.
  2. Comparable performance: Recycled fiber content can offer comparable performance to virgin materials in terms of strength, durability, and print quality. This means that businesses can use recycled fiber content without sacrificing quality.
  3. Regulatory compliance: Some industries are subject to regulations governing waste reduction and sustainability. Using recycled fiber content can help businesses meet these requirements.
  4. Brand reputation: Consumers are increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of the products they buy. Using recycled fiber content for direct thermal labels can demonstrate a business’s commitment to sustainability, improving its brand reputation and attracting environmentally conscious customers.

Using recycled fiber content for direct thermal labels can offer a range of benefits, from environmental sustainability to regulatory compliance and brand reputation. When selecting Résiste® 15% PCW as a more sustainable alternative, businesses promote a healthier planet for future generations.