My labels are not sticking is a frequent concern that we, at Barcode Southwest, often hear. There are many reasons labels are not sticking to their surfaces. This article will focus on the five most common reasons labels are not sticking. Keep in mind the humid label environment in Houston, TX will be different than the label environment in Dallas, TX and Norman, OK. Weather also plays an important role in the problem of labels not sticking.. We have identified five concerns as well as potential solutions to assist Houston, TX companies with the matter of labels not sticking.
Labels Not Sticking
Humidity and Condensation
Meat processing plants which require low temperatures are often concerned with the first of two combined problems: humidity and condensation. High humidity and condensation are constant problems in cities such as Houston, TX.
A dry surface and the correct label material are often the best solutions for those having the complaint of labels not sticking due to humidity and condensation.
A third frequent concern is dust. Dust is a common problem in feed mills in addition to manufacturing and warehouse environments that are also in dry, dusty, windy and open-air environments. This is also a problem in areas that have a high pollen count such as Houston, TX.
Not only does dust reduce the life of thermal printers, it also keeps the label adhesive from “setting” on the surface. This often leads to the complaint of labels not sticking. While a dust-free environment may be impossible to achieve, perhaps the best solution is to make sure the container surface is as clean as possible before application.
Oils are the fourth most common problem with Houston, TX manufacturers; particularly those who manufacture metal parts. The residual oils create a slick barrier between the label adhesive and the metal part.
When oils are the culprit, the best solution is to clean the area with a degreaser before applying the label. This works best and helps eliminate the complaint of labels not sticking.
The fifth and final concern is the matching of adhesive to application. There are adhesives for cold environments, metal drums, corrugated boxes and rubber tires. Certain adhesives work well in auto apply applications vs. manual/hand applied applications.
Therefore, it’s beneficial for Houston, TX companies to remember that all permanent adhesives are not the same. Some permanent adhesives are formulated to stick to paper file folders but not to a cold plastic container. Getting the appropriate adhesive will help prevent the problem of labels not sticking with Houston, TX manufacturers.
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Barcode Southwest is a premier supplier of barcode printers and labels for a wide range of industry applications. We supply to clients all over the Southwest region of the U.S., including, but not limited to, Houston, Austin, Dallas and San Antonio.
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Posted 10/29/2018 By Lucy