Below are a definitions for a few of the most frequently used terms in the disposable medical device and custom label industries.
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Deadened - adhesive free zone created by applying a varnish or other agent to adhesive side of material. Island placement of a film or paper can also be used to deaden a specific location.
Double Coated Tapes - two layers of pressure senstive adhesive with a carrier in-between the layers. Tapes can be die cut and applied to a variety of substrates for medical and industrial applications.
Flexographic Printing - a process that employs a flexible relief plate, suitable for nearly any substrate, including plastic, metallic films, cellophane and paper.
Island Placement - refers to a smaller size piece being placed in a select location on a larger component of the product by combining two webs together with each having a different line speed.
Patterned Adhesive - a pattern in the adhesive can be created when the material is manufactured or with a deadening agent applied to the adhesive side of the material to create non-adhesive zones.
Transfer Tapes - carrier free adhesive with single, double, or extended liners. Transfer tapes are used on various surfaces and applications.