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UPM Raflatac – labels for HDPE and metal drums

Because of the challenging, non-polar nature of the material, HDPE drums and containers demand a lot from a label adhesive. The roughness of the plastic requires a soft adhesive for full adhesive wet-out and bonding, while the drum curvature requires good adhesive flexibility. Temporary repositionability may also be desirable so misaligned labels applied by hand can be repositioned.

Steel drums have highly variable label performance requirements as several labels of varying sizes and levels of durability may be applied. Different adhesives, films, and in some cases even paper labels may be present on the same container. ​

Painted and lacquered metal drum surfaces are smooth and polar in nature, so a strong adhesive bond is relatively easy to achieve, provided the adhesive has good flexibility to align with the curved surface. As rigid metal drums rub against each other during transport, label faces need to support good image stability to minimize print abrasion and smudging.

Labels for both HDPE and metal drums and containers require lasting outdoor durability – including UV and water resistance – and British Standard BS5609 is a likely requirement as these containers are often transported by sea. For outdoor use, we recommend our synthetic papers.

     

​Label products for HDPE and metal drums

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EANFaceAdhesiveBacking
6415788238110POLYLASER MATT TRRPAFKRAFT SP STABILIZED 120
6415788062647PP CLEAR TC 50RP77HD 70
6415788238080POLYLASER MATT WHITERPAFKRAFT SP STABILIZED 120
6415788030813POLYLASER MATT WHITERP77KRAFT SPECIAL MATT COATED 100
6415788049488POLYLASER MATT WHITERP77WHITE KRAFT 130
6415780076307POLYLASER MATT WHITERP37KRAFT SPECIAL COATED100
6415788233429POLYLASER MATT WHITERP37SHD 70
6415788238097POLYLASER MATT WHITERPFHKRAFT SP STABILIZED 120
6415788192719POLYLASER MATT WHITERP77HD 70
6415788059630PP SOLID WHITE TC 60RP77HD 70
6415788052716PP WHITE TC 60RH2HD 70
6415788059609PP WHITE TC 60RH7HD 70
6415788047231PP WHITE TC 60RP77HD 70
6415788047392PP WHITE TC 60RP37KRAFT SPECIAL 85
6415788047309PP WHITE TC 60RH7HD 75 WHITE
6415788047224PP WHITE TC 60RP77HD 75 WHITE
6415780010257VELLUM TTRRH2HONEY GLASSINE 65
6415788049792VELLUM TTRRH7WHITE GLASSINE 85
6415788255391PE CLEAR TC 100RC77PET 30
6415788100387PE WH OPA TC GREYRP37PET 30
6415788079614PE WH OPA TC GREYRC18HD 70
6415788020579PE WH OPA TC GREYRP77HD 70
6415780173259PE WHITE 100RP77HD 70
6415780092093PE WHITE 100RP77HD 70
6415788171974PE WHITE 150RP37PET 30

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GHS labeling : Ready for a rethink?http://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/ghs-label-changesGHS labeling : Ready for a rethink?21/11/2016 09:00:00
UPM Raflatac extends its range of self-adhesive label products with BS5609 approvalhttp://www.upmraflatac.com/emea/en/news/details/upm-raflatac-extends-its-range-of-self-adhesive-label-products-with-bs5609-approvalUPM Raflatac extends its range of self-adhesive label products with BS5609 approval27/06/2016 11:00:00

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