What Type(s) Of Adhesives Are Good for Frozen Food Products?
When it comes to labeling frozen foods, it's important to use adhesives that can withstand extremely low temperatures and maintain their adhesive properties. Here are a few types of adhesives commonly used for labeling frozen foods:
1. Freezer-Grade Adhesives
These adhesives are specifically designed to withstand freezing temperatures without losing their adhesive strength. They are resistant to moisture and offer good adhesion to various packaging materials. Freezer-grade adhesives are available in both permanent and removable formulations, depending on whether you need the labels to be permanent or easily removable.
2. Cold-Temperature Adhesives
Cold-temperature adhesives are designed to perform well in sub-zero temperatures. They remain flexible and sticky even when exposed to freezing conditions. These adhesives are suitable for labeling applications in freezers or cold storage environments.
3. Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)
PSAs are versatile adhesives that work well for labeling frozen foods. They have excellent initial tack and adhesion properties, allowing them to stick to a variety of surfaces and packaging materials. PSAs are available in both permanent and removable variations.
4. Rubber-Based Adhesives
Rubber-based adhesives are known for their flexibility and resistance to low temperatures. They maintain their adhesive properties even in freezing conditions, making them another alternative suitable for labeling frozen foods. These adhesives can provide good adhesion to different packaging materials, including plastic bags, films, and containers.
When choosing adhesives for labeling frozen foods, it's important to consider the specific requirements of your application and the materials you're working with. It's recommended to consult with adhesive manufacturers or suppliers like us who can provide guidance on the most suitable adhesive for your needs. Additionally, conducting testing under the expected conditions can help ensure the adhesive performs well in freezing temperatures. At SheetLabels.com, we offer a variety of pressure sensitive adhesive label options suitable for labeling frozen foods and other products requiring adhesion in low temperature environments. It is not recommended that any adhesives and/or labels come in direct contact with food. You should always ensure these are separated by a barrier/container suitable for food storage.
Check out our recommended materials below. Note: all of our roll label materials are suitable for frozen food product labeling due to their composition and lamination.