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Materials & Adhesives

Below is a small list of the most common types of materials and adhesives we use to manufacture our labels with. There are simply too many kinds to list them all, so if none of the materials outlined below are suitable for your particular application we are sure to find a material that is.

Self adhesive label materials

• Coated Papers
• Direct Thermal Papers
• Synthetic Materials
• Specialised Materials

Adhesives

  • Permanent
  • High Tack
  • Freezer
  • Removable
  • Low Tack

Some further information on our most popular materials…

Semi-gloss / Gloss / High gloss – Coated Paper
Used for the vast majority of labels we manufacture, this material is suitable for many types of label. From standard information labels, point of sale, industrial labelling and plain labels for overprinting with a ribbon via thermal transfer. A good quality material suitable for most types of labelling requirements.

Matt Vellum/ Litho – Uncoated paper
As the above material but uncoated, this material is suitable for many types of label. From standard information labels, point of sale, industrial labelling and plain labels for overprinting with a ribbon via thermal transfer.

Direct thermal paper
A material used for printing with a direct thermal printing machine. It is coated with a heat sensitive layer that turns black on contact with heat. This is a very widely used material for short life products such as address labelling, asset i.d., food labelling and perishable products that have a short shelf life. More durable “Top coated” versions are available for labels that are used in more extreme environments.

Polypropylene (PP)
This is a strong synthetic material which is water resistant. We use polypropylene for the bulk of our labels that require extra durability such as labels for outside usage. It is has good resistant to tearing, stretching and abrasion.

Polyethylene (PE)
A strong but flexible synthetic material which is water resistant. The flexible properties of this material make it ideally suited to applications such as tubes and bottles that require squeezing. Polyethylene is an environment-friendly alternative to PVC / Vinyl.

Polyester (PET)
An incredibly strong synthetic material used for high performance labels. This material is used for the most demanding label requirements such as asset ID labels for the automotive industry, printed circuit boards and any kind of application requiring a very high degree of resistance to extreme environments. Some of the properties it features are resistance to tearing, stretching, temperature (high and low) and solvents.

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