“How long is a piece of string?” you may ask. Well, that’s a bit of a tricky question, but when it comes to dissolvable labels, we can give you a pretty good idea.
Before diving into the specifics, it’s important to understand the concept of “dissolvable food labels.” These labels are engineered to degrade and dissolve in water or other solvents within a certain time frame, leaving no remnants behind. This feature makes them an ideal solution for an array of industries, such as food and beverage, cosmetic and personal care, agriculture, and pharmaceuticals among others.
So, how long does it take for dissolvable food labels to dissolve?
- Water-soluble polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) film: About 30 seconds under running water.
- Starch-based materials: About 30 seconds to one minute under running water.
- Cellulose: About 30 seconds under running water.
- Chitosan: This type of dissolvable label dissolve bit more slowly than PVA, as it is derived from natural materials, in water it can take from several hours to a day to completely dissolve.
It’s important to note that the dissolution time can also vary depending on the specific type of water or solvent used. For example, if the water is extremely hot or cold, or if it contains certain chemicals, it may dissolve the label faster or slower than expected. But as a general rule, tap water or a dishwasher will dissolve the label in 30 seconds are less. All MESS dissolvable labels are made with plant based wood-cellulose paper and are totally environmentally harmless.
So, there you have it, folks! The dissolving time for a dissolvable label can vary depending on the type of material used, the thickness of the label, and the environment it’s in. But whether it takes a few seconds or a few hours, the end result is the same: a label-free product that’s ready to use with no residue. And who doesn’t love a clean and label-free jar of pickles?
In the end, don’t worry if the label doesn’t dissolve exactly on time, it’s still an environmentally friendly option compared to traditional labels and it’s a step toward a sustainable future.