Tyre labels are an excellent example of the advancement of self-adhesive label industry. The substrate where the tire label is applied is rough and uneven, environmental conditions are adverse and storage conditions could be harsh. Hence the tyre labels command a very strong face material, which is usually a Polypropylene (PP) with an aluminum layer that has high adhesion to rubber. The adhesive used is a high-tack-hot-melt adhesive which sticks firmly to the tyres . Double sided silicon is used so that the pressure sensitive tire label does not stick to the liner. The sticker labels are long lasting and difficult to remove from the surface of the tyre. These tire label have excellent printability.
Roll on with labels for tires
Rugged road warriors, tire labels travel the global supply chain before settling down in automotive supply shops. Pressure sensitive labels for tires must get a grip on uneven treads, while providing vital information about their products, including the brand, type, dimensions and item barcode.
Label adhesives are especially critical. High coat-weight adhesives that have strong tack keep labels secure, while withstanding chemicals generated by tire rubber and manufacturing processes. UPM Raflatac offers the RH T high coat-weight adhesive for general tire label needs.
Adhesives must hang tough during these phases of the tire lifecycle:
Distribution and storage
However, the adhesive must also provide residue-free removal of the label from the tire.
Keep a strong barrier with our tire labeling solutions
For tires with extremely rough profiles, such as winter tires, UPM Raflatac recommends Raflatyre, a paper face material backed with an aluminum layer. The aluminum barrier prevents tire and adhesive components from migrating through to the face. The aluminum layer also has a ‘memory folding’ property, which helps the label conform and stay fixed to the tire profile.