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

  • Clear PET for optimal clarity
  • Acrylic adhesive offers eco-friendly alternative to solvent acrylic adhesives
  • Very good peel performance on high and smooth LSE substrates

Features

  • High performance
  • Resists yellowing even after long term UV exposure
  • Protects printed graphics

Features

  • Excellent outdoor UV protection for printed graphic
  • Solvent resistant acrylic adhesive resists yellowing even after extended UV exposure
  • Designed for high-speed die cutting and matrix stripping

Features

  • Cost effective polyester overlaminate
  • Acrylic adhesive for maximum clarity and durability

Features

  • Unlinered polyester facestock with acrylic adhesive
  • High performance overlaminate with specialty adhesive with extreme chemical resistance including jet fuel

Features

  • Meets MIL-T-9906C when used with 8417 overlaminating film

Features

  • Low cost
  • General purpose overlaminate for short term protection of printed graphics
  • Adhesive has excellent clarity and good initial tack

Features

  • Good abrasion and chemical resistance
  • Thin label profile
  • Excellent cold temperature performance

Features

  • Good abrasion and chemical resistance
  • Thin label profile
  • Excellent cold temperature performance

Features

  • Thin label profile
  • Excellent cold temperature performance

Features

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

Features

  • General purpose adhesive
  • Excellent clarity
  • Good die cutting performance

Features

  • Thinner version of FM122
  • Suitable for slightly curved surfaces

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