Types of adhesives for your labels, which one is right?

When labeling a product, one of the most important aspects that is often overlooked is the correct choice of the type of adhesive needed to keep the label in place. Making a bad choice can mean that the sticker ends up coming off and the item ends up unidentified and therefore ends up returning to the warehouse from which it came without having the opportunity to be sold.

At Adhesivas Ibi we have been manufacturing the best quality stickers for numerous sectors for more than 40 years, which is why we know the importance of correctly choosing the type of glue based on the surface to which it must be adhered. In this article we explain it to you in detail so that your products leave your factory with the guarantee of arriving at their destination correctly identified.

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The importance of choosing the correct adhesive

Adhesives and labels usually go together, making the perfect combination between them is vital for their effectiveness and durability. A poor choice can lead to labels coming off, generating a poor consumer experience and loss of trust in the brand. In addition, this detachment can cause confusion in inventories, delays in the delivery of products and additional costs to correct errors.

Therefore, it is essential to know the type of surface where the label will be applied and the environmental conditions to which it will be exposed. The right glue ensures that your labels remain firm and legible throughout their life cycle.

Types of label adhesives

In the manufacture of labels, different types of adhesives are used that adapt to the specific needs of each use.

One of the most common is permanent adhesive, ideal for labels that require a long-lasting fixation, such as product or packaging labels.
Polymer adhesives are used due to their strength and durability. These polymer glues are ideal for labels exposed to extreme conditions, such as high temperature or humidity.
Glue for glass labels guarantees strong adhesion on glass surfaces, they are commonly used in labeling for product containers such as cosmetics or food.
Rubber-based adhesives offer very effective adhesion on a wide variety of surfaces, from paper to plastic. These adhesives are very versatile and are used on labels for multiple industries.
Acrylic adhesives are known for their quick fixation and weather resistance, making them an excellent option for labels exposed to adverse outdoor conditions.

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Classification of adhesives for commercial use

In the labeling industry, adhesives are classified based on their properties and specific commercial uses.

Water-based: safe and easy to clean, perfect for food packaging.
Solvent-based: They offer good adhesion to plastics and metals, they are chosen for industrial labels.
Acrylics: They are very resistant to weathering and aging, perfect for use outdoors.
For glass: designed for perfect adhesion to glass surfaces, they are usually used for cosmetics and food.

Adhesive specifications by sector

When labeling, each sector has standards and specifications to comply with so that their products pass the corresponding inspections.

Food sector

  • Safe adhesives for contact

    • With food.

    • Moisture resistant.

    • Water-based adhesives for labels on food packaging.

  • Cosmetics

    • Adhesives that meet safety and handling standards.
    • Strong adhesion on plastic and glass.
    • Preference for solvent-based adhesives
  • Industrial and logistics

    • Adhesives resistant to extreme conditions.
    • Acrylics for inventory and logistics labels.
    • Compliance with resistance and durability standards.

Commercial adhesive classification offers different options for different applications, while sector specifications ensure that labels meet the specific requirements of each industry. By selecting the right type of adhesive, you ensure the effectiveness and durability of your labels in a variety of commercial environments.

How to choose the right glue for your labels?

 

When choosing the type of adhesive for labels, all of these premises must be taken into account:

  1. Type of surface: it is necessary to evaluate the surface on which you are going to place and choose the recommended adhesive for each of them.

  2. Required durability: assess the time it must remain in place; depending on this time, temporary, permanent or removable adhesives should be chosen.

  3. Environmental conditions: know if they are going to be exposed to humidity, weather or extreme heat, those made with solvents are resistant to humidity and acrylics resist the elements very well.

Application and handling: For labels that need to be repositioned several times, consider repositionable adhesives, while if the products are handled frequently, adhesives that do not come off easily are better.

Above all, when selecting labels for any product, the best advice of all is to go to professionals in the sector who offer experience and quality guarantees. By following these tips your labels will remain perfect for a long time.

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