Self-Adhesive Label Materials Workshop

ROOM 1101, HALL 11

Understand the nature and construction of self-adhesive laminates, how they are made, the importance of materials and the need for different adhesives. Explore why different laminate constructions are needed, their usage and how to identify them, including requirements and use of different self-adhesive test methods and procedures. Learn the correct methods for handling and storage of unprinted and printed laminates, as well as the management of material wastage.

This 4.5-hour workshop will be presented by leading experts from the field of self-adhesive label substrates. It is organized by the Label Academy, the global training program for the label and package printing industry.

The price includes the workshop, refreshments and lunch.
For everyone's benefit, seating is strictly limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

09:00 Self-adhesive materials in the market place

  • Understanding material formats
  • Exploring the different types
  • Market share and growth 

09:25 Release liner substrates (papers and films)

  • Silicone coatings
  • Coating technology
  • Release liner properties
  • Alex Knott | Senior Technical Service and Development Scientist | Dow

09:55 Exploring different adhesive types

  • Water, solvent, rubber and UV adhesives and adhesive coating
  • Applications and end-use requirements
  • Adhesive performance measuring

10:25 Paper and synthetic paper face materials

  • Kraft, coated and non-paper
  • Converter and end-user performance requirements
  • Are they recycled/can they be recycled?
10:55 Break with tea and coffee

11:10 Non-paper face materials

  • Filmic types and properties
  • Metallic and metalized
  • Bioplastic and cellulose

11:40 Identification and characteristics of self-adhesive materials

  • Uses and applications
  • Identification of samples
  • Testing printability
12:10 Networking lunch

12:30 Handling of self-adhesive materials

  • Reel storage and humidity control
  • Recycling options for papers and films
  • Waste management

13:00 Testing methods and procedures

  • Quality control
  • Printability testing
  • FINAT test methods and how to use them
13:30 End of workshop

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