3M™ Performance Adhesive Labels

3M™ Durable Labels consist of an adhesive coated on a backing that is then sandwiched in between a facestock. Depending on the particular facestock, a topcoat may also be applied to aid print receptivity. 3M has over 150,000 combinations of adhesives, topcoats, facestocks and liners available to help meet unique needs and expectations.

Navigating through the available label options of 3M label stocks can, on the surface, seem difficult. Let Tekra's years of adhesive industry knowledge make this process easy for you. Having an understanding of a label's primary function will allow us to help you select the proper label for your particular application. Knowing the surface type the label will be in contact with and if it will subjected to any unusual conditions is two of the most critical pieces of information we'll ask for. The label's ultimate adhesive requirements will come next. 3M offers a variety of both solvent and emulsion adhesive families that will allow your label to either be:

  • Permanent
  • Repositionable
  • Removable
  • Semi-permanent

Features of 3M Labels

Not only is the adhesive choice a primary variable when selecting a product, the facestock plays an integral role as well. Some of 3M's facestocks and their distinguishing features include:

  • Polyester Labels- Clear, rigid film with high tensile strength, tear resistant.
  • Polyethylene Labels- High tear resistance and elongation with low tensile strength.
  • Vinyl Labels- Flexible, semi-rigid or rigid. Low tear resistance, good outdoor weatherability.
  • Polystyrene Labels- Economical, hard, rigid film. Not recommended for outdoor use.
  • Polypropylene Labels- Semi-hard film with high tear resistance.
  • Polyimide Labels- Ultra-high temperature performance.
  • Acrylate Labels- Ultra-high temperature performance and chemical resistance.
  • Polycarbonate Labels- Good chemical resistance and excellent moisture resistance.
  • Aluminum Foil Labels- Top coated for ink receptivity and great for embossing.

Finally, having an understanding of a label's ultimate shape and surface conditions and knowing what type of equipment a label will be printed on will help us direct you to the correct label for your application.

3MDurable Labels from Tekra

Check out the 3M™ Converter Markets Selection Guide for more product details and contact us when you’re ready to discuss your durable label needs.

 

3M™ Performance Label Materials Products

Features

  • Unique microchannels allows air to flow freely between the adhesive and substrate
  • Hand applied lables go on smoothly
3M Label Material 7323V

Features

  • Adhesive can permanently bond to high surface energy (HSE) and low surface energy (LSE) plastics
  • Facestock is topcoated for high quality and durable printing with multiple print technologies including UV inkjet, water and UV flexo, thermal transfer, and screen
  • UL recognized (File MH16411) See the UL listing for details
3M Label Material 7903V

Features

  • Adhesive can permanently bond to high surface energy (HSE) and low surface energy (LSE) plastics, textured and contoured surfaces, powder coatings, and slightly oily metals.
  • Thick adhesive caliper provides for stronger bond on textured surfaces.
  • Facestock is topcoated for high quality and durable printing with multiple print technologies including UV inkjet, water and UV flexo, thermal transfer, and screen.

Features

  • Good material choice for wide range of graphic applications needing bright silver appearance
  • Excellent adhesion to LSE plastics and textured powder coated painted surfaces
  • Automotive underhood chemical resistance

Features

  • Excellent adhesion to LSE plastics and textured powder coated painted surfaces
  • UL recognized and CSA accepted
  • Liner is suitable for domed decal molding and provides easy sheet processing

Features

  • For wide range of applications needing quick stick adhesive as well as high peel
  • Excellent bond to LSE plastics
  • Excellent abrasion and chemical resistance

Features

  • Long used for acrylic domed decals
  • Thick, high performance adhesive for durable applications
  • Excellent abrasion and chemical resistance

Features

  • Heavy adhesive coat weight for textured surfaces
  • Excellent high temperature resistance
  • Excellent adhesion to LSE plastics and powder coats

Features

  • Excellent abrasion and chemical resistance
  • Excellent adhesion to LSE plastics

Features

  • Thin gauge polyester has low profile
  • Excellent clarity
  • Good initial tack

Features

  • Excellent clarity
  • Good initial tack
  • Excellent die-cutting properties for roll labels and overlaminates

Features

  • Durable
  • Moisture resistant
  • Offers adhesion to a variety of surfaces

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