Here's our guide to choosing the right label adhesive for your application.
When you’re choosing a label, one of the key considerations is the type of adhesive you need your labels to have. For starters, do you need permanent or removable labels – or something in between? You may also need to consider the environment the adhesive needs to work in and the material(s) it needs to be able to adhere to.
Label Planet offers a range of adhesive strengths, from very permanent to very removable:
The Label Planet Range of Adhesives
Our strongest adhesives are our Mega Tack and High Tack adhesives, which are designed to keep a label in place and to be difficult, if not impossible, to remove. We also have a Marine Quality Adhesive (used on our MWP and MWPE labels), which is a strong permanent adhesive that has the additional benefit of being waterproof.
Following this, we have a range of standard permanent adhesives, used on the majority of our label products. These adhesives are designed to produce a firm bond between a label and a surface but, if you really try hard enough, you should be able to remove the label (albeit, perhaps in a few pieces).
At the other end of the scale, we have our removable adhesives, including standard removable adhesives (used on our paper and polyester removable labels – REM, MWR, GTR) along with a super removable adhesive (GREM), which is suitable for use on glass and other delicate surfaces.
- OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
Some adhesives will behave differently depending on their environment. For example, our Freezer Adhesive acts like a removable adhesive at normal room temperature, but acts like a permanent adhesive in freezer conditions. It should also be noted that our standard permanent adhesive acts like a removable adhesive if it is applied to clothing.
This is why we offer a free sample service, so customers can test a label (and its adhesive) for themselves in their own unique circumstances. You can Request A Sample here.