When it comes to testing labeling materials, it's no secret that the process can be time-consuming and overwhelming. Whether it's prefilled syringes, car engines, or champagne bottles, labels for unique and demanding applications have distinct requirements. Selecting the best options for products and understanding how these will perform in different conditions are just some of the difficulties and variables brands face. At AD Procerta, we take on this challenge by combining our expertise, high-end technologies, and best-in-class facilities to provide highly streamlined material testing and qualification services. We understand the often-complicated dynamics between products, packaging, and label materials, with over 80 years of R&D knowledge in the self-adhesive industry. This enables us to support customers worldwide from the most competitive sectors.
Automotive, white goods and electronics industry testing capabilities
Did you know that the average lifespan of a car in Europe spans from 8 to 35 years? Despite the wide range, it's important to note that labels placed on engines, airbags, or under the hood must endure the same amount of time. Similar challenges can also be seen in the appliances and electronics industries. Thus, longevity is critical, and fortunately, we can conduct various tests to validate labels' durability. These include peel adhesion on specific substrates, simulation of environmental exposure conditions, and testing the resistance of printed labels against chemicals and abrasion.
We also use other critical methods, such as loop tack testing, to assess the label's immediate adhesion to the substrate. The loop tack measurement can be conducted under different conditions, such as temperature, speed, substrate, and dwell time, to ensure the label adheres well under all operating scenarios. Furthermore, AD Procerta can run outdoor weathering tests to evaluate the label material's durability when exposed to sunlight and water, which are critical for automotive applications. The weathering machine is programmed to simulate months of outdoor exposure in a mid-to-northern European climate facing south, ensuring that the label material's durability can withstand the harshest conditions.