Sinclair EcoLabel® - T46/T49

An industrial compostable fruit and vegetable label for high-speed, automated fruit labeling systems.


  • Environmentally friendly

    Constructed from a blend of certified compostable materials which are petroleum and bio-based.

  • Compostable packaging

    Meets EN 13432 a European compostable and biodegradable packaging standard.

  • 'OK compost INDUSTRIAL'

    Independently certified 'OK compost INDUSTRIAL' by TÜV AUSTRIA.

An industrial compostable labeling solution

Sinclair EcoLabel®  - T46/T49 is a certified compostable fruit label. The fruit label meets the internationally recognized EN 13432 packaging standard and is independently certified 'OK compost INDUSTRIAL' and 'Seedling' by TÜV AUSTRIA.


  • Independently certified by TÜV AUSTRIA under 'OK compost - Industrial' and 'Seedling' 'Finished Product' certifications (certificates below in resources section)
  • Finished label construction (face stock, inks and adhesive) meets EN 13432 packaging standard
  • Designed for automated, high-speed, tray, compact pattern and on-line machine application
  • Available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes
  • Removes without leaving adhesive residue
  • Meets FDA and EU food-safety requirements




Frequently Asked Questions

  • You say that the Sinclair EcoLabel® - T46/T49 is certified compostable and meets industrial composting requirements of EN 13432. What does this mean?

    EN 13432 is a European standard for compostable and biodegradable packaging. To meet this standard there are 4 different tests that need to be conducted by an accredited third party:

    • Heavy metal & fluorine analysis

    • Biodegradation

    • Disintegration

    • Plant toxicity analysis

    Sinclair EcoLabel® has passed all of these tests. The test results have been provided to TÜV Austria for independent verification and Sinclair EcoLabel® - T46/T49 has been awarded 'OK compost INDUSTRIAL' and 'Seedling' certification. 

  • Is Sinclair EcoLabel® - T46/T49 home compostable?

    No, but they are compostable via a industrial composting plant. You will need to check your region to find your nearest industrial composting service.

    If you are looking for a home compostable label Sinclair EcoLabel HOME™ is available from our product range. It is a bio-based, plastic free, sustainable fruit sticker.

  • Is there a difference between compostable and biodegradable products?

    Yes. 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. Composting is a form of recycling.

    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.

  • Are Sinclair EcoLabel® - T46/T49 inks certified compostable?

    Sinclair EcoLabel® - T46/T49 is printed with UV cured, four colour process inks that were specifically formulated to ensure printed labels meet composting and food safety requirements.  The Eco Inks comply with the EuPIA Exclusion Policy and are Benzophenone, ITX, and BDK free.

  • Is Sinclair EcoLabel® - T46/T49 food-safe?

    Like all Sinclair products, food safety and quality are our highest priority. The label material and
    adhesive we use in Sinclair EcoLabel® - T46/T49 is compliant with relevant FDA and EU food contact legislation and presents no risk to human health, even if inadvertently consumed.

  • How do I place an order?

    If you are an existing customer please order via your local Customer Service Team or Sinclair Agent. If you are a new customer please tell us about your requirements.

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