Durable Self-Adhesive Labelling
Industrial chemical labels

Background

The chemical industry is confronted with growth in illicit trade, counterfeiting and brand piracy. Particularly for lubricants and engine oils, if the chemicals are not genuine, they can damage systems and vehicles. Beside the loss of revenue, this will have a negative impact on the image of the brand owner. Physically, chemical labels are often exposed to harsh environments and need to withstand a broad range of chemicals. So, industrial chemical labels need to fulfill one or more of the following requirements:

  • Resistance against chemicals
  • Protection against counterfeiting 
  • Guarantee traceability
  • Create and maintain links with the user
  • Communicate about the composition of products

Label - Self-adhesive labelling - Industrial chemical label - Agro chemical

What is the value of digital printing?

Every changing legislation makes it a challenge for brand owners to have a large stock of labels as they can become easily obsolete. This makes them switch to print-on-demand which allows for last minute changes when this would be needed while avoiding obsolete stock and waste costs. Newer emerging markets (for example electronic cigarettes) require also more flexibility in delivery pattern, varying quantities, etc. This digital production solution offers you even more benefits:

  • LED, mercury curing: less heat exposure to the heat sensitive substrate ensuring high quality labels
  • PantherCure UV inks: meeting the market requirements in terms of durability
  • UV inkjet: digital replacement for flexo and screen printing, providing that special tactile feel and glossy look
Digital production solution with a Xeikon PX3300