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High-performance labels for HDPE and steel drums

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.

     

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EANFaceAdhesiveBacking
6415788255391PE CLEAR TC 100RC77PET 30
6415788224168PE INKJET WH ON-DEMANDRPAFKRAFT SPECIAL 90
6415788234488PE INKJET WH ON-DEMANDRPAFWHITE GLASSINE 65
6415788119808PE LASER WHITERC20KRAFT SPECIAL COATED100
6415788238257PE LASER WHITERPAFKRAFT SP STABILIZED 120
6415788022924PE MATT WHITE OPAQ PINKRP37HD 70
6415780093380PE MATT WHITE OPAQ PINKRP37HD 75 WHITE
6415788023044PE MATT WHITE OPAQ PINKRP77HD 70
6415788002919PE MATT WHITE OPAQ PINKRP77HD 75 WHITE
6415788019146PE MATT WHITE TC 100RP77HD 70
6415780080731PE MATT WHITE TC 100RP77HD 75 WHITE
6415788197417PE SATIN SILVER TC 85RP37HD 70
6415788220733PE SATIN SILVER TC 85RP77HD 70
6415788057223PE SILVER TC 85RP77HD 70
6415788197431PE SILVER TC 85RP77PET 30
6415788079614PE WH OPA TC GREYRC18HD 70
6415788100387PE WH OPA TC GREYRP37PET 30
6415788020579PE WH OPA TC GREYRP77HD 70
6415780018321PE WHITE 100RP37HD 70
6415780092093PE WHITE 100RP77HD 70
6415780173259PE WHITE 100RP77HD 70
6415788171974PE WHITE 150RP37PET 30
6415788212554PE WHITE 150RP37WHITE KRAFT 130
6415788057742PE WHITE 150RP77HD 70
6415780125449PE WHITE 150RR28HD 70

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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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