How to Pick an Adhesive for Aluminum Namelates

One of the elements of designing your nameplate or label is to consider how it will attach to your product. A common solution is to use a pressue sensitive adhesive on the back of the emblem. 

nameplate with adhesive

Choosing the appropriate adhesive for your nameplate, label or badge should include careful consideration of the application along with environmental factors.  Adhesive recommendations are made based on the type of substrate the nameplate is applied to and the specs the bond needs to meet.  


What type of substrate is your nameplate attached to?
Is the mating surface smooth or textured?
Is the mating surface curved or flat?


Will the nameplate have exposure to any of the following? 

  • chemicals
  • humidity
  • high or low temperature
  • UV light
  • vibration

Is the application of the nameplate or badge interior or exterior? 

Other Considerations in Choosing an Adhesive

How will you be applying the nameplate?
What are your storage requirements?
What specs does the bond need to meet?
Is ability to reposition after initial application desired?

Knowing the answers to these questions will assist us to help you pick the adhesive which best fits your needs.  We offer 3MTM and NECAL adhesives. We can provide you with suggested alternatives and technical data sheets to support our recommendations.

What questions do you have regarding adhesives?  Let's talk!

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