Label Academy Master Class: Self-adhesive Label Materials

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 five-hour master class 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.

Price: $700.

09:15 - 09:20Welcome address

09:20 - 09:50Self-adhesive materials in the market place

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

 

09:50 - 10:20Release liner substrates (papers and films)

  • Silicone coatings
  • Coating technology
  • Release liner properties

 

10:20 - 10:50Exploring different adhesive types

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

10:50 - 11:20Paper and synthetic paper face materials

  • Kraft, coated and non-paper
  • Converter and end-user performance requirements
  • Are they recycled/can they be recycled?

 

11:20 - 11:40Break with tea and coffee

11:40 - 12:10Non-paper face materials

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

 

Speaker:

12:10 - 12:40Identification and characteristics of self-adhesive materials

  • Uses and applications
  • Identification of samples
  • Testing printability

 

12:40 - 13:10New uses for label materials waste

  • Just how big is the liner materials waste challenge?
  • Saying no to landfill: new uses for recycled label matrix
  • Storage, collection and baling

 

13:10 - 13:40Testing methods and procedures

  • Quality control
  • Printability testing
  • Finat test methods and how to use them

 

13:40 - 14:20Networking lunch

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