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

3M™  Durable Protective Film 7750AM

Features

  • 2 mil high clarity PET film with permanent adhesive
  • Hardcoat uses an EPA-registered silver ion antimicrobial additive to protect the film
  • Resistant to various cleaners such as bleach, isopropanol, hydrogen peroxide

Features

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

Features

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

Features

  • Cost effective polyester overlaminate
  • Acrylic adhesive for maximum clarity and durability
3M™ Performance Label Material 7000

Features

  • Facestock is ideal for traditional forms of press printing and write-on variable information.
  • Designed to survive autoclaving, ETO and gamma sterilization while adhered to most surfaces.
  • Meets many pharmaceutical industry or manufacturer specifications.
3M™ Performance Paper Label Material 7011

Features

  • Facestock is ideal for traditional forms of press printing and write-on variable information.
  • Designed to survive autoclaving, ETO and gamma sterilization while adhered to most surfaces.
  • Meets many pharmaceutical industry or manufacturer specifications.

Features

  • Acrylic adhesive offers eco-friendly alternative to solvent acrylic adhesives
  • Very good peel performance on high and smooth low surface energy substrates
  • Offers thermal stability and moisture resistance

Features

  • Aluminum foil material with aggressive acrylic adhesive
  • Great alternative to traditional aluminum nameplates
  • Heavy adhesive coat weight suitable for textured surfaces

Features

  • Good for general purpose applications
  • Smudge-proof topcat

Features

  • Durable coat film flexible and conformable
  • Outstanding weathering properties
  • Non-transferable on some surfaces

Features

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

Features

  • 3M™ Adhesive 400 offers excellent low temperature performance
  • Film liner for superior graphic appearance
  • UL Recognized (File MH11410)

Features

  • 3M™ Adhesive 400 offers excellent low temperature performance
  • Film liner for superior graphic appearance
  • UL Recognized (File MH11410)

Features

  • Sheet fed laser label construction
  • Cold temperature adhesive
  • Excellent adhesion to a variety of substrates

Features

  • Five year outdoor durable
  • UL and CSA recognized
  • Non-transferable on some surfaces

Features

  • UL & CSA recognized
  • Light duty facestock
  • Firm adhesive resists oozing

Features

  • Corona treated
  • High opacity
  • Can be thermal transfer printed with resin ribbon

Features

  • Corona treated
  • Excellent adhesion to powder coats and LSE plastics

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