Adhesive Solutions for Durable Applications

Adhesives used for durable applications are required to withstand a variety of tough and demanding conditions. These long-term use applications provide important safety and warning information, product identification, display branding, and assist with inventory management. Whether it is GHS information on a chemical drum, a warning on a radiator cap, or a serial number on a piece of equipment, durable applications are exposed to extreme environmental and operating conditions over a lifespan that can range anywhere from two to 30 years. 

Our high-performance permanent adhesives used for durable applications are engineered to remain in place for the lifetime of the product. These adhesives are designed to meet BS5609, UL 969 and other common performance standards. They are designed to perform in challenging conditions:

  • Extreme temperatures – both high and low
  • Exposure to the environment, including direct sunlight
  • Exposure to chemicals
  • Exposure to water 

Avery Dennison Performance Polymers understands the demanding requirements of these durable applications being used on more diverse composite materials with varying surface characteristics. We can provide our expertise to help select an adhesive which provides the required performance along with a lasting bond to a wider range of substrates, including Low Surface Energy materials.

In addition to standard adhesives, the challenging nature of these applications often requires specifically formulated, customized adhesive solutions. Working closely with our customers, our scientists and engineers can quickly adjust existing adhesive platforms or develop new polymer systems to address the most complex challenges.


At Avery Dennison Performance Polymers, our technical service and R&D teams bring together extensive Materials Science knowledge and polymer design and formulation. We combine our coating and converting know-how with a deep understanding of end-user applications. And, our team has the capability to quickly tailor and customize adhesives to provide the right solution to your unique application-driven challenges.

For more information about our pressure-sensitive adhesives for durable applications, visit the product selector or contact our adhesive experts today.