3M™ Performance Adhesive Labels

3M™ Performance Label Materials 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

    Label Stock Features -- Clear, Vinyl & More

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

Check out the 3M™ Converter Markets Selection Guide for more product details.

3M™ Performance Label Materials Products

Features

  • Special UV resistant film provides at least ten year outdoor durability
  • Can be used as a tamper indicating overlaminate

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
  • Same as OFM0102 with a clear PET liner

Features

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

Features

  • High performance
  • Resists yellowing even after long term UV exposure
  • Protects printed graphics
  • Same as 7730FL but with a 2 mil facestock

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

  • 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
  • High performance adhesive

Features

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

Features

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

Features

  • Compatible with water based flexographic, UV flexographic, UV inkjet, thermal transfer, and screen printing
  • High abrasion and solvent resistance
  • Excellent bond to LSE plastics
  • Good for die cutting

Features

  • Compatible with water based flexographic, UV flexographic, UV inkjet, thermal transfer, and screen printing
  • Excellent durability
  • Resists oozing
  • Precision roll program

Features

  • Compatible with water based flexographic, UV flexographic, UV inkjet, thermal transfer, and screen printing
  • Excellent adhesion to LSE plastics and smooth powder coats
  • Excellent high temperature resistance

Features

  • Compatible with water based flexographic, UV flexographic, UV inkjet, thermal transfer, and screen printing
  • Heavy adhesive coat weight for textured surfaces
  • Excellent high temperature resistance
  • Excellent adhesion to LSE plastics and powder coats

Features

  • Compatible with water based flexographic, UV flexographic, UV inkjet, thermal transfer, and screen printing
  • Heavy adhesive coat weight for textured surfaces
  • Excellent adhesion to LSE plastics and powder coats

Features

  • Compatible with water based flexographic, UV flexographic, UV inkjet, thermal transfer, and screen printing
  • Durable facestock for harsh environments
  • Firm adhesive resists oozing

Features

  • Compatible with water based flexographic, UV flexographic, UV inkjet, thermal transfer, and screen printing
  • Unique combination of cohesion and adhesion
  • Excellent adhesion to LSE plastics and textured powder coated painted surfaces
  • Automotive under hood chemical resistance

Features

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

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