New adhesive for industrial labelling

Avery Dennison has developed a new adhesive for labelling silicone-coated materials or materials with contaminated surfaces. The new S8092 adhesive is silicone-based, which ensures labels adhere securely to siliconised surfaces without errors in WIP tracking and consequent line stops. S8092 eliminates adhesive bleed, which keeps tools clean and ensures that 100 percent of the material is converted. It also delivers tack that is 10 percent higher than the next-best alternative, and 30-40 percent higher than products in common use for these applications.
It addresses two issues – how to convert reliably and how to make the finished label stay on a surface throughout a product’s lifecycle. “There has never been an entirely satisfactory solution to labelling these very demanding surfaces until now,” says Hans Eichenwald, senior product manager, Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials – Europe. “Our new adhesive puts an end to labels peeling during and after manufacture, which cuts product returns dramatically. It also solves existing production problems with conventional solutions, such as excessive adhesive bleed during conversion that causes TT printing issues.” 
The adhesive is used on the facestock Transfer PET36 White TOP, which is said to have good conformability and to be more opaque than solutions with pigmented adhesive. It has a thinner PET front material for one-step labelling without edge lifting in applications with small radius curves (1cm) such as airbags.

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