Weathering and Durability

Pressure-sensitive adhesives are being used more frequently in harsh conditions, as more designers and engineers better understand the capabilities and possibilities that adhesives offer. Today’s adhesives can tolerate harsh conditions – extreme temperatures, humidity, and direct sunlight – more than they would have been able to in the past. Avery Dennison Performance Polymers has a deep understanding of both how adhesives perform under these conditions and how to design an adhesive to address them.

UV Resistance

For outdoor applications where the adhesive is visible, resistance to UV light is a critical requirement in ensuring long-term performance. With a deep understanding of polymer science and adhesive technology, we have the insights to understand how adhesives react to UV light. More importantly, Avery Dennison Performance Polymers offers a full range of adhesives for many types of outdoor applications, and other demanding applications that require resistance to UV light.

Humidity and Moisture Resistance

An extremely wide variety of applications, from shampoo bottle labels to automotive gaskets, often need pressure-sensitive adhesives to stand up to high levels of humidity and moisture. Through the selection of specific polymers and adhesive components, these adhesives are designed to minimize the effects of water and other liquids. Avery Dennison Performance Polymers offers a full range of pressure-sensitive adhesives, including water-based acrylics, that provide humidity and moisture resistant performance, along with adhesives that also offer non-water whitening characteristics.

High and Low Service Temperatures

Many applications, in Automotive and Building and Construction, including labels and graphic films, are required to endure a wide range of service temperatures, from high to low. From adhesives that provide tack even at below freezing temperatures to those that can withstand temperatures up to 400°F/205°C. Avery Dennison Performance Polymers provides a full complement of adhesives with a wide range of temperature performance characteristics.

Non-yellowing Adhesives

In graphics, labels and other applications where the adhesive is visible through a facestock or substrate, the use of a non-yellowing adhesive is often necessary. This non-aging performance is produced through the careful selection of polymers, solvents and additives. Avery Dennison Performance Polymers offers a complete portfolio of non-yellowing adhesives designed to meet virtually any application need.

With our experienced team of polymer scientists and engineers, we have a long history of developing adhesives to deal with challenging conditions. In addition to standard adhesives, applications often require 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 on how Performance Polymers can help solve your unique challenges, visit the product selector or contact us today.