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

  • Unique microchannels allows air to flow freely between the adhesive and substrate
  • Hand applied lables go on smoothly

Features

  • Extended life
  • Allows trapped air to release to eliminate bubbling
  • Good for powder coated surfaces

Features

  • Allows trapped air to release to prevent bubbling
  • Chemical resistant
  • Good for powder coated surfaces, oily metals

Features

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

Features

  • Screen printable vinyl label material with high performance acrylic adhesive
  • Good material choice for wide range of applications
  • Acrylic adhesive offers eco-friendly alternative to solvent acrylic adhesives

Features

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

Features

  • Glossy film label
  • Excellent UV resistance and adhesion to a variety of substrates
  • Eco friendly adhesive

Features

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

Features

  • Unique combination of white adhesive and metallized face stock
  • Offers high opacity to prevent light transmission
  • Designed to meet automotive underhood applications

Features

  • Thicker styrene facestock for embossing and high speed auto application
  • Adhesive has excellent clarity and good initial tack
  • Excellent die-cutting properties for roll labels and overlaminates

Features

  • Long used in product identification label applications
  • Acrylic adhesive delivers right performance at the right price
  • Adhesive has excellent clarity and good initial tack

Features

  • Long used in product identification label applications
  • Acrylic adhesive delivers right performance at the right price
  • Adhesive has excellent clarity and good initial tack

Features

  • Soft white vinyl good for curved surfaces
  • Tackified acrylic adhesive is neutral pH
  • Offers good adhesion to polyolefins

Features

  • High clarity general purpose adhesive
  • Good initial tack
  • Adhesion to metals and HSE 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

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