Innovative Adhesive for Label Developed
In conjunction with a supplier, Random Lake, Wisconsin-based Badger Tag & Label Corporation has developed an adhesive that performs like a permanent hold but still is repositionable.
The new adhesive can be cleanly removed from numerous types of surfaces including metals, plastics, glass and paper. In addition to offering good adhesion and clean long-term removability from smooth surfaces, it also adheres to some more challenging surfaces such as Teflon, textured PVC and corrugated.
Badger is currently using the adhesive combined with a white polyester synthetic base stock, but could offer it with other synthetic or paper stocks. The polyester material can withstand somewhat oily surfaces and still adheres well. It also withstands temperatures up to approximately 200°F without distortion or leaving adhesive residue behind. The synthetic label demonstrates good resistance to commonly used cleaning solutions, alcohol, ammonia, water and conditions like humidity. It is thermal transfer and laser imprintable.
What kinds of applications or uses would be best for this new label? One where it has already proven invaluable is in the manufacturing process when it’s critical to track from specific raw material through complete produced item. Badger currently produces a label with a combination of barcodes and face slits so as the label progresses through the manufacturing process with the item, at each stage a code can be scanned and a portion of the label removed.
“At Badger we have traditionally found that if one of our customers presents us with a challenge, it’s common that other companies can benefit by knowing a label or tag can address that issue,” said Dale Jacoby, vice president. “This new adhesive allows labels to play an even greater role in manufacturing and beyond.”
For more information, including to request free samples of the new label or to submit
a project for a production estimate, call Badger Tag & Label at (800) 331-4863, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.badgertag.com.