4 Applications for PolarBond™ Label Adhesive


4 Applications for PolarBond™ Label Adhesive


If you’ve ever attempted to apply labels in extreme temperatures, over condensation or to a waxy corrugated box, you’ve probably experienced issues with lower tack, curling edges and even disintegration. That’s because temperature and moisture levels impact the adhesion process. Most pressure sensitive labels are intended for dry, room-temperature environments—but this isn’t always practical. Certain products are bound to produce condensation during the packaging process or to be stored in warehouses with major temperature swings. In these scenarios, using the wrong labeling solution can result in a frustrated workforce and potential loss.


However, many environment-related adherence issues can be prevented by using PolarBond™, a unique adhesive with a service range of -65°F to 150°F. This all-in-one label technology adheres to packaging despite sub-zero temperatures, moist environments and repeated product handling.


Here are four instances where PolarBond™ can be leveraged to improve label application:


1. Promotional labels

In this world, nothing is certain—except that everyone loves labels. What people don’t like, however, is when their beloved labels begin to fade or peel off from environmental exposure. Therefore, it’s important to consider the lifestyle of the end-user when creating promotional labels. For instance, where are they going to be proudly displaying their sticker? Oftentimes, labels end up being applied to moist surfaces, such as water bottles, car windows, bikes and other sports equipment, despite being intended for dry, room-temperature surfaces. Using PolarBond™ will ensure promotional labels are effective brand representations no matter where the end-user chooses to apply them.


2. Refrigerated and frozen food

PolarBond™’s high performance in a broad range of environmental conditions is especially useful for serving the demands of the food and beverage packaging industry. While the adhesive on traditional labels will wash away after getting wet, the PolarBond ™ powerful adhesive holds tightly to challenging meat, cheese, beer and other chilled packages. The label stays in place throughout freezing and defrosting, which ensures the products inside are handled correctly.


3. Corrugated boxes

Labeling corrugated boxes can present a challenge because of the different materials and finishes that the cardboard is made of. Many boxes can contain glue, ink and other waxy finishes that prevent proper adhesion. In addition, the number of recycled materials that make up corrugated boxes can vary, meaning the effectiveness of different labeling solutions can also vary. PolarBond™ is the exception—it sticks quickly to waxy finishes where traditional labels fail to bond.


 4. Logistic warehousing

Labels being stored in warehouses are vulnerable to a range of environmental risks, such as extreme cold, sweltering heat, dust accumulation, oil drips and exposure to other harmful residues. These conditions and contaminants can cause the adhesive on your labels to wear down, which may affect the products inside and hinder other aspects of the business, like logistics and organization. PolarBond™ addresses all of these circumstances by performing just as well under the pressures of seasonal temperature fluctuations as it does in moist and dirty environments.


Is PolarBond™ the right solution for your customer?

Talk to our dedicated team of label experts to learn more about PolarBond™ capabilities or to request a sample. Give us a call at (866) 516-7300 or email us at customerservice@idimages.com.