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 3.5-hour workshop 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.
For everyone’s benefit, seating is strictly limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment. 
PRICE: $250

09:00 - 09:10Welcome to the Label Academy and Self-Adhesive Label Materials


09:10 - 09:45Release Liner Substrates (Paper and Film)

  • Silicone coatings
  • Coating technology
  • Release liner properties

09:45 - 10:20Exploring different adhesive types

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



10:20 - 10:55Paper and Synthetic Paper Face materials

  • Kraft, coated and non-paper
  • Converter and end-user performance requirements
  • Are they recycled/can they be recycled?
10:55 - 11:05Coffee and tea break

11:05 - 11:40Non-paper face materials

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

11:40 - 12:15Identification and characteristics of self-adhesive materials

  • Uses and applications
  • Identification of samples
  • Testing printability

12:15 - 12:45Testing Methods and Procedures

  • Quality control
  • Printability testing
  • FINAT test methods and procedures
12:45End of workshop