Pressure sensitive labels play an essential role in the packaging value chain – they enable your brand to stand out among the competition on the shelf and convey vital, sometimes lifesaving information. How much do you really know about the innovative technology that goes into developing these labels? By taking Pressure Sensitive Labels 101, you will learn first-hand the essentials of the world’s leading label type. Developed and taught by UPM Raflatac’s world-renowned experts, the Pressure Sensitive Labels 101 course includes an overview of the global pressure sensitive labels market, decoration technologies and market share, label construction, press converting, end use application, performance testing and so much more. Once you complete the course at your own pace, you will be equipped with the expertise and recognition to grow your business through operational efficiency, brand impact and sales.


Decoration Technologies & Market Share

  • Pre-Assessment
  • Welcome to PS 101! Introduction to Decoration Technologies and Market Share
  • Pressure Sensitive Labels Defined
  • Global & Pressure Sensitive Labels Market
  • Prime, Variable & Specials
  • Label Stock Value Chain
  • Discussion

Pressure Sensitive Label Construction

  • Introduction to PS Label Construction
  • Anatomy of a Label
  • Face Stock
  • Adhesives
  • Liners
  • Knowledge Check: PS Construction

Coating & Laminating a Pressure Sensitive Construction

  • Introduction to Coating and Laminating
  • Basic Steps in the PS Coating and Laminating Process
  • Knowledge Check: Coating and Laminating a PS Construction

Press Converting

  • Introduction to Press Converting
  • The Label Converting Process
  • Die Cutting
  • Stripping the Matrix
  • Finishing
  • Knowledge Check: Press Converting

End Use Application

  • Introduction to End Use Application
  • VIP Labels
  • Prime Labels
  • Knowledge Check: End Use Application

Pressure Sensitive Handling

  • Introduction to Pressure Sensitive Handling
  • General Handling and Storage
  • Knowledge Check: Pressure Sensitive Handing

Performance Testing

  • Introduction to Performance Testing
  • Typical Test Methods
  • Knowledge Check: Performance Testing


  • Conclusion
  • Final Assessment
  • Course Survey
  • Education Partners




  • The fundamentals of pressure sensitive labels – from composition to application and all of the stages in-between

  • Different categories for classifying Pressure Sensitive Labels including prime, variable and specials

  • How to identify the basic structure of a pressure sensitive label: face stock, adhesive and liner

  • An overview the manufacturing process employed to construct, coat, laminate, convert and apply a pressure sensitive label

  • To knowledgeably contribute to conversations regarding pressure sensitive labels




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