REMOVABLE LABELS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Combating Environmental Factors Using Removable Labels For Lens / Surface Protection Film
For over 30 years, Tailored Label Products has been working with a variety of companies serving the automotive industry. From tier suppliers to automotive OEMs, TLP is a trusted resource and print partner for removable labels & combating environmental factors in removability. We are skilled in the unique challenges found in the market and our experience and reliability is backed by the IATF16949 designation for quality system management.
CHALLENGE: REMOVABLE LABELS
Withstand Testing For Environmental Factors, While Maintaining Removability & Legibility
A long-time customer and automotive plastics manufacturer, contacted TLP. They favored us for a new and challenging application. The specifications required their label was to be used as removable lens protection, for a display screen inside a car.
Three challenges with the application:
- This removable label was to apply with minimal bubbling underneath but also be rigid enough to handle and apply.
- Environmental factors include three different aging tests including humidity, environmental cycles and ambient heat age. The end result should be a label or protective film that removes clean without the need to remove adhesive residue, or have premature lifting.
- Removable label retains the print, keeping it legible once testing is completed.
PROTECTION FILM SOLUTION:
Custom Construction Tested For Success
TLP’s adhesive experts are trained to look at the removable label application from the ground up, customizing each component to ensure functionality. By partnering with our raw material vendors, a customized construction was created and tested for approval as the new lens protect part. The resulting product was a 2 mil clear removable protective film with an ultra long-term removable adhesive. Additionally, to protect the instruction graphics we used a 1 mil clear laminate over the base material. As a result, we have a custom removable label, with the ability withstand environmental factors while maintaining legibility.
In order to guarantee functionality, the TLP team utilizes our in-house testing lab for quantitative results that will support an engineering built and buying decision.
Custom material construction built to meet unique environmental factors.
Quantitative lab results proving product performance.