Packaging and Labelling

Packaging and Labelling services from small to serial production

Online Packaging and Labelling Services with Sathive

Sathive is the European industry platform for Packaging, labelling and other industry service providers. You can post the projects to our online tool and start receiving quotes from a large network of European Suppliers looking to win your projects.

Our members network is comprised from only European Suppliers that enable you to establish near-shoring cooperation for sourcing your parts and services. Use our in-depth filtering to find business partners that meet your location, size, specialisation and standards needs. If you are looking for Packaging and Labelling services, chances are we have a perfect supplier to match your needs.

With such a high volume of qualified and modern Suppliers across Europe using Sathive Sourcing solutions can help you cut cost on parts, services, shipping and help you save on stocking-up.

Sathive takes the guesswork out sourcing for Packaging and helps you get a better overview of your packaging and labelling service cost. We have taken the complexity out of search of suppliers. All you need to do is identify which parts you need produced, post a packaging and/or labelling project, wait for quotes from European Suppliers to arrive and compare the bids. This way, you are sure to get best deals every time!

Packaging and Labelling Processes

Anti-corrosive Packaging

  • Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors (VCI) Papers and Films
  • Aluminum barrier foil in combination with desiccants
  • Coating methods (oils or liquids)

Pharma Packaging

  • Primary Packaging
  • Secondary Packaging
  • Tertiary packaging
  • Spinning
  • Cutoff (parting)


  • Dry peel labels
  • Fold out labels
  • Reseal labels
  • Expandable reseal booklet
  • Speciality die-cut labels
  • Tag and board packaging
  • Prime labels

Types of plastic packaging

  • Polyethylene Terephthalate
  • High-Density Polyethylene
  • Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Low-Density Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • Polystyrene
  • Other

Fizzy drinks and water bottles. Salad trays

Milk bottles, bleach, cleaners, and most shampoo bottles.

Pipes, fittings, window and floor frames (rigid PVC). Thermal insulation (PVC foam) and automotive parts.

Carries bags, bin liners, and packaging films.

Margarine tubs, microwavable meal trays, also produced as fibres and filaments for carpets, wall coverings, and vehicle Upholstery.

Yogurt pots, foam hamburger boxes and egg cartons, plastic cutlery, protective packaging for electronic goods and toys. Insulating material in the building and construction industry.

Any other plastics that do not fall into any of the listed categories- for example, Poly carbonate which is often used in glazing for the aircraft industry.

Packaging Methods

  • Anti-corrosive Packaging
  • Pharma Packaging
  • Plastics Packaging
  • Flexible Packaging

Anti-corrosion refers to the protection of metal surfaces from corroding in high-risk (corrosive) environments.

Products can be protected against corrosion and avoid the tedious sequences using anti-corrosive packaging. Materials such as VCI bubble film, paper, oil, chips, and bags that are used as a part of anti-corrosive packaging helps to prevent goods from exposing to various climate zones.

Moreover, this packaging can be used in the scenarios such as export of goods over long distances, long-term storage of metal goods, and metals that are sensitive for corrosion.


Pharma Packaging, also known as the drug packaging, is the packaging processes used for pharmaceutical operations involving production through distribution channels to the end consumer. The packaging of Pharma products provides containment, drug safety, identity convenience of handling and delivery. The major role of pharmaceutical packaging is to provide life-saving drugs, surgical devices, blood and blood products, nutraceuticals, powders, liquid and dosage forms, solid and semisolid dosage forms. This kind of packaging is involved in dosing, dispensing etc.


Plastics Packaging is used for packaging a variety of items i.e. fragile or non-perishable products. Plastics packaging materials are used to cover the plastic related materials or products. Most Plastics Packaging companies recycle waste or scrap plastic for re-use in their own facilities, and even offer alternatives.

Without packing, these sophisticated goods with low shelf life will be easily affected by climatic conditions and eventually result in their malfunction or destruction. This packaging is done in such a way that no air or dust can sneak in and affect the goods.

Flexible packaging can be made with flexible materials that can be packed, sealed and can retain the freshness of its content. Be it moulding the packages into a variety of shapes or preserving the flavor and safety of food or logistical aspects, all are covered under the flexible packaging.

This is the major benefit that makes flexible packaging the first choice for food packaging. The package can last for a very long time; if it is stored in the right conditions. Flexible packaging is environmentally friendly as it uses less material and less wastage to make it.

Why Flexible Packaging?

Flexible Packaging can be defined as any package whose shape can be readily changed. Choosing the flexible packaging,

•    Adds value and marketability to food and non-food products alike from ensuring food safety and extended shelf life by providing heat seal, barrier protection, ease of use, press-to-seal and high-quality print finishes.
•    This type of packaging produces a fraction of waste during the printing process, overall reducing landfill discards.
•    Improvements in productions processes have reduced water and energy consumption, greenhouse gas and emissions and volatile organic compounds.
•    Finally, lighter-weight flexible packages result in less transportation-related energy and fossil fuel consumption, and environmental pollution.

Types of Labelling and when to use them

  • Dry peel labels
  • Fold out labels
  • Reseal labels
  • Expandable reseal booklet
  • Speciality die-cut labels
  • Tag and board packaging
  • Prime labels

Dry peel labels are a type of label that can be peeled away and removed from the product container or package. An adhesive is used to temporarily hold the label in place, but is limited enough to easily peel the label off. Dry peel labels are often used for instant redeemable coupons at point of purchase or to provide additional copy. For example “Peel here to save $5 on your next purchase” or “Peel here for directions.” Another unique thing about dry peel labels is that another label can be positioned underneath them, so when they’re are peeled off there is still content that remains on the container.

Fold out labels are labels that fold out to provide additional content. Similar to a dry peel label, fold out labels are often used for instant redeemable coupons or to add additional copy. What makes them different from dry peel labels is that they are constructed of a single substrate that is then folded and stacked. Using an accordion type of effect, the label then unfolds to provide additional copy. A fold out label can also come completely off the container, but rather than having another label underneath it, a fold out label is used in addition to the primary label used on the container.

Reseal labels are exactly what they sound like – a label that is able to reseal the packaging or container it comes on. This usually takes place when an opening to the package or container is placed under the reseal label. Reseal labels have been around awhile, but this is a label type that has certainly increased in popularity over the past few years. Reseal labels are the perfect fit for adding convenience and functionality to a multi-use product. Examples of products that utilise reseal labels include lunch meats, snack foods or various types of ready-to-use wipes.

Expandable reseal booklets are a bit of a combination of two labels we already discussed – fold out and reseal. By combining these two features, expandable reseal booklets are labels that expand out for more content, but can also adhere back to the container for later reference. These are great to add extended content to a label, especially when your label is constricted to a small label panel. Expandable reseal booklets are often used to explain detailed health and safety information, directions or multiple languages.

Labels that have a unique shape or outline to them are usually speciality die-cut labels. These are often used to showcase uniqueness in the label, whether for branding or other aesthetic purposes. Speciality die-cut labels are also helpful when working with a unique container shape, packaging type or label panel. Speciality die-cuts can also be used for interior purposes or for labels that have a removable label within them.

Laminated tag and board is more of a package than a label, but it’s worth noting that this type of packaging can often be printed in a similar way as a label. By using a thicker board stock as the printing material, laminated tag and board is a convenient way to differentiate and package your product. Once printed, folding of the material is usually done during the packaging process, whether to completely cover the product or to serve as a label of sorts that wraps around the product. Not to mention you can laminate, foil and die-cut tag and board packaging as well.

Prime labels refer to the primary label on your container or packaging. This usually consist of the label that has your branding or product at the front and centre. What makes these labels so special? A variety of enhancements can be used on a primary label to make them stand out from the rest of your packaging. For example, primary labels can have foil stamp, matte and gloss finishes, tactile varnish, back-sided printing, speciality coatings and variety of other speciality features to enhance their shelf appeal.

Tooling and H&S

Because labelling and Imaging is so affordable it is often used in production environments for health and Safety purposes.

Applications of the Packaging methods

Small Series Production

The range and variety of affordable packaging and labelling solution makes it a perfect method to pack and laber small series productions or prototype products.

End-Use Production

High-quality finish, vast material options and precise repeat-ability have made these methods favourable in every-day high volume production environments.

Learn more about our other manufacturing service sectors

Additive Manufacturing
Coating & Imaging

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