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.

9:15 AM - 9:20 AM Welcome address

9:20 AM - 9:50 AM Self-adhesive materials in the market place

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



9:50 AM - 10:20 AM Release liner substrates (papers and films)

  • Silicone coatings
  • Coating technology
  • Release liner properties



10:20 AM - 10:50 AM Exploring different adhesive types

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

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM Paper 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 AM - 11:40 AM Break with tea and coffee

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

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



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

  • Uses and applications
  • Identification of samples
  • Testing printability



12:40 PM - 1:10 PM New 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



1:10 PM - 1:40 PM Testing methods and procedures

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


1:40 PM - 2:20 PM Networking lunch

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