You need the right kinds of adhesive labels for your products. You also have to balance efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and longevity. Today’s blog from Label Solutions discusses why and how label life is limited.
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Type of Adhesive
Label adhesives typically have a lifespan of 10 to 12 months. It also depends on the shelf life of whatever product the label goes on. Compressed gas cylinders might need a stronger adhesive compared to nutraceuticals, cannabis products, and food. Industrial labels for chemicals also need to last a long time when it comes to warning labels. The experienced team at Label Solutions can help you choose the right adhesive for your products.
Where You Store Products
Do you store your products at room temperature? In the refrigerator or freezer? How about outside where it’s warm? A cool, dry environment is optimal for longer label life. Hot temperatures, high humidity, and cold temperatures reduce label life. Exposure to chemicals and ionic compounds, such as salt or ammonia, can reduce label life, too. Label Solutions will tell you how to store your products to optimize label life.
Your label must last as long as the product it is applied to, so proper label construction is important. The details of label construction will depend on the kind of product you are labeling.
Perishable food items may only need labels that last one month. Industrial labels or outdoor-exposure labels may need to last up to five years. Health and beauty products need labels to last a year or two. You’ll need to consult with regulatory compliance if you have certain products that need warnings or ingredients to be seen clearly.
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Adhesive Labels by Label Solutions
The experts at Label Solutions can help you pick out the right type of label for your products. Contact Label Solutions online or call toll-free 1-800-299-9200 to partner with us for your next production run.