Static Cling - What is static cling?
The tendency of an object to stick or cling to a surface by means of static electricity. Static electricity is an imbalance of electric charges; materials are made of atoms, which are electrically neutral because they have the same number of positive charges (protons) and negative charges (electrons). Electrons move freely between materials that are in contact, meaning that when the materials are pulled apart one of them is left positively charged and the other negatively charged. If one of the materials is brought near to an object with the opposite charge, the material will be attracted to the object and will cling to it.
In labelling, static cling is a property that is induced in a film face material to enable it to adhere to a substrate without the use of an adhesive.Go Back to Glossary