Self Adhesive Labels
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Note: Novatron does not print labels.
Labelling on durable goods emphasizes particular conditions in which the label must perform and the life-expectancy of the label.
Requirements for resistance to exposures including heat, chemicals and solvents, moisture and water, mechanical strain, outdoor weathering and UV light vary widely. But in all cases, information such as model identification, serial numbers and warnings needs to last the lifetime of the labelled product.
Durable labelling is therefore an end-use category where a cross-linked adhesive – for example UV acrylic or catalyst-activated – will likely be required.
This is regardless of how well the labelled surface favours bonding in terms of surface energy, though naturally the adhesive will be adapted to the polarity of that substrate.
Electronic and electrical devices and their components and casings are typical examples where select UPM Raflatac adhesives demonstrate excellent durable labelling capabilities – computers, white goods, sports and fitness equipment, power tools, industrial machinery and automotive parts.
Moreover, our advanced non-solvent solutions enable label printers and end-users to move their durables business forward sustainably – and achieve market differentiation through environmental responsibility.
UV-ACRYLICS FOR ENDURING RESISTANCE TO HEAT, CHEMICALS, WATER AND UV LIGHT
Our UV-acrylic adhesives have high internal strength(cohesion) which makes their properties of adhesion resistant to long-term exposure to high temperatures, water, chemicals and UV. This high cohesion is achieved by chemically locking together the molecules in the adhesive with ‘cross-links’, which form during our label stock manufacture when the coated adhesive is exposed to ultraviolet light.
RC15 is specially designed to provide outstanding adhesion on polar surfaces like glass, steel or ABS.
RC18 is designed for films in combination with paper or film liners, in end-uses requiring very good adhesion on polar and non-polar surfaces.
RC20 has a high coat weight for rough and demanding substrates, and has very good adhesion on polar and nonpolar surfaces.
CATALYST ACTIVATED FOR EXTREME RESILIENCE
UPM Raflatac has introduced a new, catalyst activated adhesive (CAA) technology. As with our UV-acrylics, the adhesive undergoes a cross-linking reaction on our coating lines to increase the adhesive’s internal strength. With the ‘RX’ adhesives we have achieved a very high density of cross-links, for extreme cohesion and resilience. The first of this new series is RX15.
RX15 offers label converters and end-users a unique opportunity to combine top-level technical performance with an excellent sustainability profile. RX15 has extremely high adhesion on polar surfaces, good heat resistance and excellent resistance to UV-radiation and chemicals. Applications range from dumper trucks to solar panels and wind turbines.
For some applications, a film label face such as PET combined with a selected waterborne acrylic adhesive provide sufficient resilience for shorter-term exposure to water, UV and some chemicals. RP37S serves this general purpose need for labelling on both polar and non-polar surfaces.
Reinforced films and tags
High tack and cohesion make this adhesive particularly suitable for adhesive-on-adhesive applications, where the label or tag material loops back to itself. RP33 is designed for use with tear and cut-resistant reinforced films such as Tyvek and PE White Strong. A typical application is cable-labelling.
UPM Raflatac supplies clear PP and PET overlaminates for lamination over durable labels, for applications where the printed image is at risk.RP35 provides good clarity and UV stability, in applications requiring overlaminated print protection from dirt, water splashes and abrasion.
RC35 is designed for overlaminating film label faces. This adhesive has excellent long-term resistance to heat, chemicals, water and UV.
RC35 also has excellent wet-out behaviour, particularly when supplied on a film liner which produces a smoother surface on the adhesive. This makes it suitable for overlaminating even on dark-coloured label faces where it is difficult to achieve good transparency.
Retail & Logistics
Note: Novatron does not print labels.
Retail labels are applied to goods in stores, from books and home d cor items to shoes and mattresses. They serve a range of purposes: promotional and decorative use, in-store pricing, weigh-scale labelling, size-marking and other informational needs.
Typically, general purpose adhesives are used. In cases, adhesives are dedicated to substrates such as textiles, or they have finely tuned properties for a particular application. Food labelling has a specific range of needs and regulatory requirements and is covered in its own chapter in this book.
For logistics and transport end-uses, self-adhesive labels are typically variable information printing (VIP) products which route, track and trace objects throughout the supply chain, support inventory management, and streamline operations. They often experience significant wear-and tear during their relatively short lifespans, and may require good low-temperature performance on various plastic and cardboard substrates.
This multipurpose, strong permanent adhesive is suited to a wide range of retail and logistics applications. RP51 adheres well to packaging films, card and corrugated boards, and after labelling retains good adhesion even in chilled temperatures of 0 to 5 C.
Convenient weigh-pricing on PE bags
The specially adapted RHR5 hot-melt adhesive has balanced performance for convenient tack at room-temperature on PE weigh-price bags, plus good resistance to bleeding for clean, low-maintenance label dispensing. RHR5 is well-matched for weigh-price applications in grocery departments and has the necessary approvals for indirect food contact.
Shipping and logistics
The RH6 adhesive covers an extremely wide range of shipping and logistics labelling applications. RH6 performs well in chilled and room temperature conditions, on substrates including cardboard and stretch film. Compared to RP51, it also has slightly better cold tack on cardboard.
RR23 provides exceptional long-term removabilitywith paper labels on a wide variety of substrates in logistics and retail uses. It also performs well on curved surfaces. For food labelling applications, RR23 meets the requirements of EU frame regulation EC 1935/2004, and complies with EU 10/2011 regarding components of food packaging containing plastic in its layers.
Resealable and repositionable
RS29 is a long-lasting resealable adhesive for filmic open-closure labels on substrates including HDPE, PP and glass. Retail and product labelling with RS29 covers dry goods which are resealed for freshness and convenience. RS29 also provides short-term repositionability with paper labels on a wide range of substrates, making it possible to correct any mislabelling.
Residue-free removal from textiles
For textile labelling on retail goods, RP38 TXL balances good tack to keep the label secured with residue-free removal to protect the value of goods.
Stable performance for luggage tagging
RP36 has increased cohesion to withstand the heat of thermal printing applications while also adhering well to itself when tags are looped back onto themselves. These are ideal properties for luggage-tagging applications.
RP45 & RP45 LW
Wash-off and recirculation for multi-use containers
RP45 and RP45 LW cover numerous rotational applications for plastic and metal crates, boxes, pallets, kegs and other multi-use containers. These adhesives last reliably for the lifecycle of the label and wash off quickly and cleanly for trouble-free container rotation
RP45 is intended for retail as well as standard logistics applications such as plastic transport boxes with smooth surfaces and metal kegs used by breweries. RP45 LW provides greater endurance on challenging rough and patterned surfaces and also in chilled warehouses and deep freeze conditions.
Optimal wash-off is achieved with hot alkaline water, though RP45 is also washable with pure hot water.
RR522U, RR523U & RR524U
UPM Raflatac’s ultra-removable adhesives offer decisive removability where cleanliness really shows and where damage-free surfaces are essential to an item’s value. Clean removal also assists fast and cost-efficient handling.
These adhesives consist of minute adhesive spheres in an adhesive emulsion. This produces uniform, noncontinuous adhesive contact with the labelled surface, resulting in low-tack adhesion and a smooth peel-away.
The RR522U, RR523U and RR524U adhesives offer varying levels of tack for labelling in a wide range of logistics, general branding and retail promotion end uses, on surfaces from glass and white goods to books and newspapers.