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

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

  • Adhesive allows trapped air to release and avoid bubbling
  • Chemical resistant
  • Good for powder coated surfaces and slightly oily metal

Features

  • High performance adhesive formulated for demanding applications including powder coated paints
  • Very high tack and peel

Features

  • Receptive to dot matrix printing
  • Hand writeable
  • Matte topcoating resists degradation from scuffing, chemicals, moisture and wide temperature fluctuations

Features

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

Features

  • Brushed silver facestock
  • Excellent adhesion to LSE plastics and textured powder coated painted surfaces
  • Automotive underhood chemical resistance

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

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

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

  • Excellent adhesion to LSE plastics and textured powder coated painted surfaces
  • Automotive underhood chemical resistance
  • Offers thermal stability and moisture resistance

Features

  • White polyester facestock
  • Same as 7036 with aggressive adhesive for difficult substrates
  • UL/CSA compliant

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

  • High performance acrylic adhesive for textured surfaces
  • Excellent adhesion to LSE plastics and textured powder coated painted surfaces
  • Automotive underhood chemical resistance

Features

  • High performance acrylic adhesive for textured surfaces
  • Excellent adhesion to LSE plastics and textured powder coated painted surfaces
  • Automotive underhood chemical resistance

Features

  • Considered to be the Industry Standard - the label stock by which all others are judged
  • Unique combination of cohesion and adhesion offering the ultimate in label performance
  • Excellent adhesion to LSE plastics and textured powder coated painted surfaces

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