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How to Use a Wet Mil Film Gauge

How to Determine Your Adhesive ThicknessWhat is a wet mil film gauge?A wet film gauge is a tool used to quickly and easily measure the thickness of your adhesive coating after it has been applied to your substrate. As indicated by the name, the tool measures thickness in units of mils. One mil is equal

By |2019-02-05T10:25:16-05:00February 10th, 2016|How-To, Labeling|Comments Off on How to Use a Wet Mil Film Gauge

Does Your Bottle Labeling Adhesive Offer Ice Water Resistance?

You’re at your local grocery store when you decide to check out its selection of mix and match beers. As you browse the shelves, how much are you influenced by the labels? Do certain brands draw you in more than others? If you’ve ever judged a bottle by its cover, you’re not alone. 72 percent

By |2019-02-05T10:29:30-05:00August 19th, 2015|Labeling|Comments Off on Does Your Bottle Labeling Adhesive Offer Ice Water Resistance?

Bottle Labeling Just Got Smarter

Just how smart is the average bottle of wine? Apparently, it's gotten a lot smarter. The beverage industry has just announced the launch of its its first-ever "smart wine bottle." Developed using Thinfilm technology, the wine bottle uses thin, electronic sensors that can detect when the bottle has been opened and where the bottle is

By |2019-02-06T16:38:33-05:00August 13th, 2015|Food Packaging, Labeling|Comments Off on Bottle Labeling Just Got Smarter

Troubleshooting Your Bottle Labeling Issues-Part 2

Last week, we shared Part I of our Bottle Labeling Troubleshooting Guide with you. In case you missed it, you can find it here. We've also re-posted it below alongside Part II. By now, you're familiar with what may cause your labels to wrinkle or blister as well as curl away from bottles. But what

By |2019-02-06T16:39:03-05:00August 5th, 2015|Labeling|Comments Off on Troubleshooting Your Bottle Labeling Issues-Part 2

Troubleshooting Your Bottle Labeling Issues-Part I

If your process involves bottle labeling, you know how much unexpected issues can hurt your bottom line. When labels fail to adhere properly to bottles, reworks and downtime can increase your costs and decrease production. Since bottle labeling can be a complex application, there are many potential issues that may arise, along with a wide

By |2019-02-06T16:39:35-05:00July 30th, 2015|Labeling|Comments Off on Troubleshooting Your Bottle Labeling Issues-Part I

Cleaning Up Water-Based Adhesives on Rotary Bottle Labeling Equipment

When you look at your rotary labeling equipment, do you notice a lot of adhesive buildup on the pallets? When water-based labeling adhesives build up on your machinery, it can cause issues. Some of these include improper label pick up, transfer of buildup to your label ending up on your bottles, and gumming up of

By |2019-02-05T10:35:15-05:00July 22nd, 2015|Labeling|Comments Off on Cleaning Up Water-Based Adhesives on Rotary Bottle Labeling Equipment

Which Labeling Adhesive Should I Use?

You’re familiar with your labeling process, but how much time do you have to dedicate to understanding the adhesive? If you’re like most people, the answer is not a whole lot. With so much going on in your facility, there’s little time left for understanding how adhesives work. One of the first questions you may

By |2019-02-06T16:41:07-05:00July 15th, 2015|Labeling|Comments Off on Which Labeling Adhesive Should I Use?