Ensure Secure Adhesion and Reliable Performance with Premium Label Adhesives

Label adhesives play a crucial role in the labeling industry by securely adhering labels to various surfaces while ensuring durability, flexibility, and compatibility with different environmental conditions. Here’s an overview of label adhesives commonly used in the industry:

Types of Label Adhesives:

Permanent Adhesives

  • Standard Permanent: Offers strong initial tack and adhesion, suitable for most applications where the label is intended to remain affixed permanently.
  • High-Tack Permanent: Provides even stronger adhesion, ideal for surfaces that are difficult to label, such as rough or textured surfaces.

Removable Adhesives

  • Low-Tack Removable: Allows for easy removal without leaving residue or damaging the surface. Often used for temporary labels or promotional stickers.
  • Ultra-Removable: Provides temporary adhesion that can be easily peeled off without any trace, making it ideal for applications requiring frequent label changes.

Repositionable Adhesives

  • Repositionable: Allows labels to be lifted and reapplied multiple times without losing adhesion strength. Commonly used in applications where precise placement is critical.

Freezer-Grade Adhesives

  • Designed to maintain adhesion at low temperatures, typically used for labeling products stored in freezers or refrigerators.

Heat-Activated Adhesives

  • Activated by heat during the labeling process, ensuring strong bonding to surfaces such as glass, metal, or plastic.

Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSA)

  • The most common type of adhesive used in labels. They adhere to surfaces when pressure is applied, offering ease of application and versatility across various substrates.

Factors Influencing Label Adhesive Selection:

  • Surface Type: Different adhesives are formulated to adhere to specific surfaces such as glass, plastic, metal, or paper.
  • Environmental Conditions: Considerations include temperature extremes, humidity levels, and exposure to moisture or chemicals, which can affect adhesive performance.
  • Application Requirements: Factors such as label size, shape, and intended duration of adhesion influence the choice of adhesive type (permanent, removable, etc.).
  • Regulatory Compliance: Adhesives used in certain industries, such as food and pharmaceuticals, must meet regulatory standards for safety and compliance.

Special Considerations:

  • FDA Compliance: Adhesives used in food packaging must comply with FDA regulations to ensure safety and non-toxicity.
  • UV Resistance: Some adhesives are formulated to withstand exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light without degradation, maintaining label clarity and adhesion over time.
  • Eco-Friendly Options: Increasing demand for adhesives that are solvent-free, using water-based or acrylic formulations that are more environmentally friendly.

Application Techniques:

  • Direct Coating: Adhesive is applied directly to the label material during the manufacturing process.
  • Transfer Adhesives: Adhesive is applied to the label liner separately and transferred to the label material during application.
  • Double-Sided Adhesives: Used for applications requiring labels to adhere on both sides, such as window decals or promotional materials.

Label adhesives are critical components that ensure labels remain securely attached to products while meeting specific performance requirements dictated by industry standards and application needs. Choosing the right adhesive type is essential for achieving optimal label performance, durability, and consumer satisfaction.


Adhesive Labels with Thames Label & Litho

At Thames Label & Litho, we specialize in providing high-quality label adhesives that meet the diverse needs of industries worldwide. Our advanced adhesive solutions are designed to enhance product labeling, ensuring durability, flexibility, and adherence to various surfaces under any condition.

  • Versatile Adhesive Solutions: From permanent to removable and repositionable adhesives, we offer a wide range to suit every application. Whether it’s for food packaging, pharmaceutical labels, or industrial applications, our adhesives deliver exceptional performance.
  • Customizable Formulations: Tailored adhesive formulations to meet specific requirements such as temperature resistance, UV stability, and regulatory compliance. We ensure our adhesives adhere to the highest industry standards for safety and effectiveness.
  • Reliability and Durability: Our adhesives are engineered for long-lasting adhesion, maintaining label integrity and readability throughout the product lifecycle. They withstand environmental factors like moisture, heat, and chemicals.
  • Innovative Solutions: Continual innovation in adhesive technology ensures we provide cutting-edge solutions that meet the evolving needs of our customers. We stay ahead with eco-friendly options and advancements in adhesive performance.
  • Expert Support: Benefit from our technical expertise and personalized service. We work closely with you to understand your labeling challenges and provide solutions that optimize efficiency and enhance brand visibility.
  • Commitment to Quality: Rigorous quality control processes ensure consistency and reliability in every batch of adhesive produced. We prioritize customer satisfaction by delivering adhesives that exceed expectations.

Partner with Thames Label & Litho for adhesive solutions that enhance the reliability, functionality, and aesthetics of your labels. Trust in our commitment to innovation and quality to elevate your labeling success.