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Water, abrasion, tear and chemical resistant, you won't find a tougher label material

Durable Labels and Tags


From industrial product identification and warning labels for hazardous materials to traceability labels for food and pharmaceuticals, PPG TESLIN® synthetic paper and label stock are ideal solutions for durable and secure tag and pressure sensitive label applications.  

Features and benefits for durable labels:

  • Print DurabilityPrint Durability
  • Strong BondsStrong Bonds
  • Easy ApplicationEasy Application
  • Tamper-Evident SecurityTamper-Evident Security
  • Exceptional DurabilityExceptional Durability
  • Easy, High-Quality PrintEasy, High-Quality Print
  • Print durability – Lock in inks and toners to secure printed information and graphics, making labels nearly impervious to damage from abrasion and handling.
  • Strong bonds – Strong bonding to a variety of adhesive systems, enabling customized solutions for specialized labeling needs. 
  • Easy application – Flexible and conformable to different packaging shapes and offer bubble-free label application.
  • Tamper-evident security – Permanently distort if alteration is attempted.
  • Exceptional durability – Withstand exposure to water (BS 5609 section 2 and 3 certified for immersion in seawater), steam and extreme low and high temperatures, and resists chemicals, solvents, tears and abrasion.
  • Easy, high-quality print – Offer compatibility with a wide range of print processes, including digital inkjet, laser and thermal transfer for on-demand and variable data printing—no coating or corona treatment required. Also, help minimize static buildup during digital printing, thereby improving print quality and throughput.  (Teslin substrate passes ESD S541 at 50 percent relative humidity).

PPG offers both face stock and label stock for durable label applications.  Teslin label stock is offered in four standard varieties and can be customized for almost any label application, including security, medical-grade, food and beverage, and other specialty label applications.

Contact us for more information or to request a sample of Teslin face stock or label stock.

...Durable and secure protection of critical information and brand images

Teslin synthetic paper delivers essential attributes for durable product label performance.  In addition to offering water-, chemical-, and tear-resistance – because inks penetrate its single-layer structure creating strong mechanical bonds – images and type printed on Teslin synthetic paper stand up to abrasion, scratches and scuffing better than on other synthetic label papers. 
 
Teslin substrate also enhances the security of printed text through its ability to absorb and lock in inks and toners. 
 
Combined with its foldability, pliability and cold-crack resistance, these attributes protect information and safeguard brands in even the most challenging environments.
 

...Print versatility — from bar codes to safety labels 

Teslin synthetic paper works with a variety of fixed and variable printing methods – including offset, inkjet, laser, thermal transfer, screen and micro-printing – to deliver long-lasting, high-text resolution of product information, bar codes, QR codes and other scannable data used on durable product labels. 
 
Unlike other synthetic substrates that may melt when exposed to high temperatures, Teslin substrate withstands heat and readily accommodates laser-based print customization of single labels with variable information. It also offers fast drying of toners and inks to boost production throughput and is digital print-ready right out of the package, no corona treatment or coating needed.

High-performance material specialty labeling applications

The versatility of Teslin synthetic paper extends beyond durability and printability to provide other key benefits, such as: 

  • Compatibility with sterilization technologies such as gamma irradiation and steam purification for durable blood-bag labels and other medical labeling applications
  • Low-particulate properties for durable product labels in clean-room environments
  • A microporous structure that enables selective gas permeation for critical food and medical packaging applications
  • The ability to be integrated with customizable security features provides intelligent functionality to label stock. Through the use of embedded security features in the material, supply-chain security labels produced with Teslin substrate can be linked to specific production runs, lot numbers or individual project requirements. 

Contact us to request face stock or label stock samples and learn more about the high-performance benefits of Teslin synthetic paper for durable labels.

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