Sustainable Fruit Labels

Innovation is at the core of our business and we have been pioneering sustainable, food-safe label solutions since the 2000’s. We offer the widest range of eco-friendly fruit labels designed for automated, high-speed application and to perform in the challenging packinghouse environment.


Eco-Friendly Performance

Label performance is paramount to us. From initial application, to cold-store, through supply chain, to the retailers’ shelves and on disposal by consumers. Our compostable label solutions are all ‘OK compost’ certified so you can trust end-of-life eco-friendly performance.

Leadership & Quality

We have been pioneering fruit labels for automated, high-speed applications to the highest quality standards since 1982. Our teams manage your label design and label production using state-of-the-art printing facilities in-house to ensure full control of the process and quality.

Sustainable Labels

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does ‘a certified label construction’ mean?

    To construct a fruit label 3 components are used - adhesive, face stock and inks. If the label components used to manufacture a label are individually certified for home composting it does not mean the resulting construction is an industrial or home compostable label construction. A manufactured label must have its finished construction - face stock, adhesive and inks together - tested and passed to be able to apply for, and achieve, ‘OK compost HOME’ certification.

  • What is the difference between compostable and biodegradable?

    Compostable products by definition are biodegradable. However, compostable products must also break down, or become part of usable, soil-enhancing compost in a safe and timely manner in an appropriate composting facility or home compost pile. 

    Biodegradable products must return to nature, disintegrating or disappearing completely. A biodegradable product may be broken down by microorganisms, but this does not necessarily imply that the product can be converted into a soil-nurturing compost. This disintegration is not bound by time and does not need to enhance quality. Metallic or toxic residue from materials is often released in the return-to-nature process and is still considered part of biodegradation.

  • What legislation are Sinclair Eco-friendly labels compliant with?

  • Will a compostable label look the same as a standard label?

  • Why is compostable product certification important?

  • How should compostable labels be disposed of?

  • Are Sinclair compostable labels food-safe?

    All our labels meet all EU and FDA food safety requirements for direct contact onto fresh produce.

    We pride ourselves on our extremely high standards for food safety and quality. As regulations change, we are seeing an increase in demand for supplier questionnaires and corresponding food safety requests. We are committed to supporting our customer's food safety programs and to do so we provide our customers a Quality Assurance and Food Safety (QAFS) and Declarations of Compliance.

  • What is the difference between 'OK compost INDUSTRIAL' and 'OK compost HOME'?

    Products that are solely OK compost INDUSTRIAL certified are those that compost only in industrial composting facilities (at temperatures between 55 to 60°C), so products that are solely OK compost INDUSTRIAL certified should not go into the garden compost.

    Conversely, 'OK compost HOME' refers to products that also compost at lower temperatures, so they can go into the compost heap in a garden at home.

  • Who is TÜV AUSTRIA?

    TÜV AUSTRIA is an independent and recognised certification body for ‘OK compost HOME’. TÜV AUSTRIA created the ‘OK compost HOME’ certification standard to allow companies and organisations to guarantee complete biodegradability against specific requirements, even if in your garden compost heap.

  • What test do compostable product have to pass to be certified 'OK compost' by TÜV AUSTRIA?

    To meet the TÜV AUSTRIA ‘OK compost HOME' and 'OK compost INDUSTRIAL' certification requirements a product must pass four tests. The tests vary in duration for 'HOME' and 'INDUSTRIAL' certifications but both complete the following performance tests:

    • Heavy Metals and Fluorine 

    • Disintegration 

    • Biodegradation

    • ​Plant toxicity, cress and barley 

Labeling Systems

From on-line labeling and tray labeling to pattern labeling, we offer labeling solutions customized to meet all your needs.