NuLabel’s commercially-available activatable solutions are built on its fluid-activated platform. NuLabel’s fluid activated adhesive is pre-applied to label papers and completely dry to the touch. The dry coating is then activated by a water-based, glue-free spray that is applied using precision hardware built by NuLabel’s global OEM partners. Currently, NuLabel’s fluid-activated adhesive technology serves two global markets: secondary packaging and prime label.
Our latest development, Catalyst™ activated by NuLabel, has reinvented print-apply labeling for cases and cartons by eliminating the peel-away liner from traditional pressure sensitive labels. NuLabel has adapted its pre-coated activatable adhesive and activation hardware technology to conventional print-apply labelers. Catalyst™ is the first linerfree label print-apply system that offers cost, waste, and efficiency savings for end-users through NuLabel's activatable adhesive technology.
Here is how Catalyst™ activated by NuLabel works: Labels are loaded into the printer-applicator and fed through the print engine – without the need to feed liner onto a waste reel (because there’s no more liner!). NuLabel linerfree labels are printed and dispensed onto an applicator pad. During the dispensing process, the labels are sprayed with NuLabel’s water-based, glue-free activation fluid and instantly activated. Once on the pad, the linerfree labels are cut and applied to the case or carton.
Until now brand owners have been forced to choose between two prime labeling methods: messy cold glue and costly pressure sensitive labels. NuLabel offers the best of both worlds, with the most cost effective labeling option. NuLabel’s fluid-activatable adhesive technology replaces messy glue and costly pressure sensitive adhesives, and is activated by fluid delivery and material handling hardware available as a retrofit to existing cold glue labelers or as part of a new rotary labeler.
Here is how NuLabel’s activation hardware works: Utilizing proprietary vacuum pallet technology, NuLabel media is transported from a stack of labels onto a gripper cylinder. On the gripper cylinder, the NuLabel adhesive is activated by a water-based, glue-free spray, and once sprayed the label is activated and ready to be applied to the container. NuLabel’s prime label solution has been validated by OEM partners at high speeds and is optimized for permanent adhesion to glass containers.