Which Protective Sleeve For Your Vinyl Records?

Plastics PE PP PVC

Which Protective Sleeve For Your Vinyl Records?

To meet our customers' requirements, we have three different types of plastic sleeves in our catalogue: polyethylene sleeves, polypropylene sleeves and PVC sleeves. In order to make your choice easier, we have created this page to explain the characteristics of these three materials:

Polyethylene: flexibility

Item numbers 1000, 1020, 1022, 1000C2000, 20184001

Polyethylene (PE) sleeves are soft, flexible and anti-static with a standard transparency. Sometimes high transparency is not desired when the record is frequently exposed to daylight. This economic sleeve is ideal if protecting your record is your primary objective.

Polypropylene: transparency

Item numbers 1000A, 1000B1001C1008, 20034025

Sleeves made of polypropylene (PP) are ideal to put your records in the spotlight, thanks to their high transparency and gloss. The polypropylene sleeve is very smooth and also flexible but not as soft as the polyethylene because polypropylene is a harder material than polyethylene. Unlike polyethylene, folds and wrinkles are definitive. Polypropylene is also not anti-static. It reminds you of the cellophane film used to wrap flower bouquets, for example.

PVC: rigidity

Item numbers 1001, 1001A, 1001B, 2001, 20764020

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sleeves are both rigid and transparent (but not as transparent as polypropylene). They have welded edges. Known for their durability and strength. Very pleasant handling.