Why Are White and Clear BOPP Labels So Popular With CPGs?

White and clear BOPP labels are one of our most durable and popular products for the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. Biaxially oriented polypropylene is a low-cost material used not only in labels but also in shrink wrap for food packaging. In today’s blog from Label Solutions, we examine why white and clear BOPP labels are so popular with CPGs.

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The “No Label” Look

Many CPG brands rely on visual presentations to make their products more appealing to consumers. Clear BOPP labels provide a “no label” look for brands when visual appeal is a must. Think of candies, cookies, meats, prepared salads, and fresh fruits. Much like consumers look at photos on restaurant menus to order food, the same is true for CPGs. They want to see that the fruit is ripe, the vegetables are crisp, and the cookies have lots of chocolate chips. Items that have a distinct color also benefit from clear BOPP because those colors will stand out among other products on the shelf.


White and clear BOPP labels are flat, which means they conform well to containers. This is particularly true for items that aren’t necessarily uniform in shape, such as fresh meats, or unusually shaped packages such as spheres. White and clear BOPP labels can fit on just about any product package you can imagine.

Oil & Water Resistance

Both white and clear BOPP labels offer oil and water resistance. Salad dressings, juices, packaged fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices, honey, and personal care items that go in the bathroom all benefit from having BOPP labels. Items that go in the garage, such as paints, motor oil, and grease, are also great candidates for these labels.

Low Toxicity

The low toxicity of white and clear BOPP labels make them ideal for CPG brands with regard to food. Polypropylene is a sturdy material that doesn’t seep into other items or onto people’s hands. BOPP is made from FDA-approved resins, so it’s safe to use on CPGs. 

Superior Strength

BOPP is made by mechanically stretching a clear film in the machine direction and the transverse direction (hence the name, “biaxially oriented”). This process creates a stronger product compared to cellophane or similar materials. The manufacturing process also allows for cheaper materials costs.  

Low Costs

Items made of BOPP have been around since at least the early 1980s. Because of nearly 40 years of investment by large companies in this substance, white and clear BOPP labels are an industry standard that can lower your costs as a CPG brand. Combine the low cost of BOPP with a professional labeling company, and your products receive a boost when vying for attention on store shelves in the highly competitive CPG space.

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White and Clear BOPP Labels From Label Solutions 

Label Solutions is one of the top producers of product labels in the country. We serve many industries with custom labels that look great, comply with regulations, and improve your time to market. Contact Label Solutions today or call toll-free 1-800-299-9200 for more details on our white and clear BOPP labels.

Label Solutions Compares Vinyl and BOPP Labels

Vinyl and BOPP labels are popular choices at Label Solutions, and it’s easy to see why. Both materials are durable, and they give you a beautiful look when colorful logos and print appear on them. Today’s blog from Label Solutions compares vinyl and BOPP labels as you decide which one is better for you.

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Both vinyl labels and BOPP (biaxially oriented polypropylene) labels are durable, but for different reasons. These materials create a permanent bond, which makes them perfect for sticking to disposable materials, such as paper, cardboard, and thin plastic. However, vinyl is better in extremely cold environments and is much better for outdoor storage. BOPP works well for food labeling when you have refrigerated items.


Clear BOPP labels are the clear winner when you want a label that appears see-through. This material lets you design labels that complement or contrast the material behind it. For example, you have a clear label that showcases the texture of your premium apple pies behind a white text that stands out from the natural background of the top crust. BOPP also comes in white. Vinyl labels simply can’t do this because of the way the material is made.

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Moisture Resistance

White and clear BOPP labels offer excellent moisture resistance. Consider BOPP labels for meat and sausage processing, cheese and dairy, jams and jellies, wines and beverages, as well as dressings, sauces, and marinades. Vinyl also has very good moisture resistance, but it does better in frigid applications such as frozen foods that sit in temperatures below zero for extended periods of time.


Vinyl labels are more rigid and thick than BOPP labels, so you should steer clear of vinyl if you have curved containers. Vinyl also works better for larger containers. There’s a rubber-like smell when it comes to vinyl, so make sure you put it on carton containers rather than individual, smaller packages.

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Label Solutions for BOPP and Vinyl Labels

Label Solutions collaborates with you to determine the best labeling for your products. Our experts listen to what you need and give you an accurate quote based on what you say. Contact Label Solutions or call 1-800-299-9200 for a free quote.