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PolyPro 4000D-E

Direct thermal PolyPro label that can be recycled along with PE flexible packaging

Polyethylene (PE) mailing envelopes, or flexible mailers, are very common in e-commerce and small-item shipping. Currently, those mailers are not recyclable in the PE recycling stream. The label and the adhesive contaminate the recycling stream unless the label is removed before recycling. The labels are hard to remove, frustrating environmentally conscious end-users that want recycle as much as possible. The PolyPro 4000D-E solves this problem, by featuring a combination of facestock and adhesive specially formulated to meet The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) requirements. When using the PolyPro 4000D-E, consumers can confidently recycle polyethylene packaging without the need to remove the label, therefore speeding up operations and increasing green initiatives.

PolyPro 4000D-E Label Spec Sheet Photo

Moisture and tear-resistant

The polypropylene facestock will not break down when exposed to moisture and is tear-resistant. The PolyPro 4000D-E label is suitable for use on packaging in e-commerce, food labeling and cold storage labeling.

Direct thermal material

The direct thermal white polypropylene is engineered to provide high print quality and durability at an economical price. Its all-temperatures permanent acrylic can be applied to surfaces as cold as -65°F/-54°C. It meets FDA 175.105 standard for indirect food contact requirements.

Achieve your environmental goals

The PolyPro 4000D-E facestock and adhesive is specially formulated to meet APR (The Association of Plastic Recyclers) requirements for recycling with flexible PE plastics. It helps companies and end-users achieve their environmental goals.

Print Confident. Print Quality. Print Zebra.

Printing supplies can impact everything from printhead lifespan to operational efficiency. That’s why we design, produce and rigorously pre-test our own line of thermal printing supplies to ensure consistent, optimized performance. We utilize an ISO 9001 certified, 23-point inspection process and consistent materials to ensure reliable performance from order-to-order. No matter when you order your labels, you can count on the same consistent performance.

Customized for your application

Zebra can deliver PolyPro 4000D-E labels in just about any size, shape or label set configuration to meet the requirements of your application and process. In addition, our flexographic print presses can add pre-printed text, graphics and color.

PolyPro 4000D-E Label – Direct thermal PolyPro label that can be recycled along with
PE flexible packaging.

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Material Construction



White Direct Thermal Coated Polypropylene
(3.0 mils)

AdhesivePermanent Acrylic Adhesive (0.8 mils)
Liner40 lb. semi-bleached kraft stock (2.4 mils)
EnvironmentIndoor use; cold temperature compatible

Temperature Performance

Minimum Application Temperature -20ºF/-29ºC
Service Temperature Range-65ºF to + 140ºF (-54ºC to 60ºC)

Adhesive Strength


5 minute dwell time: 14 oz/in.
24 hour dwell time: 21 oz/in.

SteelNot Tested

5 minute dwell time: 31 oz/in.
24 hour dwell time: 58 oz/in.


5 minute dwell time: 26 oz/in.
24 hour dwell time: 37 oz/in.

Chemical Resistance

Weak Chemicals 
BloodTest in your application
Body FluidTest in your application
Salt WaterTest in your application
WaterTest in your application
Window CleanerNot Recommended
Moderate Chemicals 
AlcoholNot Recommended
AmmoniaNot Recommended
BleachNot Recommended
IPANot Recommended
Harsh Chemicals 
GasolineNot Recommended
GreaseNot Recommended
Extreme Chemicals 
AcetoneNot Recommended
IR ReflowNot Recommended
MEKNot Recommended
TCENot Recommended
XyleneNot Recommended

UL/cUL Certified Materials with this Ribbon

List materials with a common between themNone


EC 1935/2004, EU 10/2011 and BfR Recommendation XIV for direct contact with dry and moist, non-fatty foodstuffs

FDA 175.105 for direct contact with dry foodstuffs, or alternatively separated by a functional barrier

BPA and latex free

Product Performance & Suitability

Recommended storage

1 year duration when stored at 68ºF to 77ºF/20ºC to 25ºC at 40 to 50% RH

Expected life span in application

Indoor use, for 1 year +

Material Testing in End Application

The information contained in this document is to be used for guidance only and is not intended for use in setting specifications. All purchasers of Zebra products shall be solely responsible for independently determining if the product conforms to all requirements of their unique application. All products should be pre-tested to ensure they meet all intended requirements of specific end-use applications.



Supplies are warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 1 (one) year from the date of shipment. For the complete warranty statement, please visit:

Markets and Applications


  • E-commerce mailing labels
  • Food labeling
  • Cold storage labeling

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