Logistics Industry Capabilities

Our sustainable logistics label, ticket and tag materials are designed to withstand environmental wear and tear and handling so they stick with you all the way.


Logistics Label Materials Manufactured for You

We have over 170 years’ experience manufacturing unique label constructions to meet our customers specific applications. We have manufactured label and tag materials which are widely used throughout various areas of the logistics industry, including:

  • Shipping and logistic labels
  • Inventory control barcode labels
  • Colour coded identification labels for picking, shelving or storage areas
  • Pallet and racking labels
  • Transport and security

Sustainable Materials

Our label materials not only secure your packaging’s performance, they help you to reduce the impact your package has on the environment. We offer a range of sustainable face materials from FSC® certified ranges of renewable and replenishable sources. FSC® License Code C002557. Within this range you are presented with a choice of PLA films, non-cellulose papers and papers with varying amounts of post-consumer waste (PCW).

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Pick & Mix Materials & Adhesives

Our wide-range of face materials and liners can be mixed and matched with our adhesives allowing you to ensure the construction perfectly meets your application. If you need advice on what face material and adhesive to choose, simply let our team know the final application and environment this will be used in and we can help you choose the best combination of materials. For instance, we have a wide-range of adhesives suitable for the logistics industry including:

  • Permanent – acrylic & hotmelt
  • Removable
  • Repositionable
  • Freezer
  • Wash off
  • Wet Pack
  • PurityWash

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Innovative Wash off Adhesives

To maximise the sustainability and recyclability of materials within the logistics industry, we have developed innovative wash-off adhesives as part of our PurityWash range. These adhesives allow labels to wash off PP, PE, HDPE and PET bottles and containers, leaving materials residue free which maximises the recyclability of both the PET bottles and label materials. These adhesives can be coupled with our FSC® certified materials which allow logistic companies to improve their sustainability credentials, reducing their environmental footprint and maximising the recyclability of plastics. FSC® License Code C002557.

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Thermal & ColorTherm Coatings

All of our face materials, for both tag and label applications, can include a thermal coating or coloured thermal coating. Our thermal coatings allow you to benefit from great printability whilst avoiding unnecessary expensive top coated paper grades which may not be required for all applications. We can also add Colortherm, a coloured pigment based thermal coating, which reduces the need to increase the burn temperature of thermal print heads when imaging on flood-coated face materials for tags and PSL applications. These coatings allow you to benefit from:

  • Temperature stability
  • Weatherability
  • Reduce fading of thermal images

Digitally Printable Materials

We can offer an optimised digital top coating on all of our face materials which allows you to benefit from excellent printability on a variety of printers and digital presses including HP, Xeikon and InkJet. Additional benefits:

  • Scripted materials which are ready for use on the Xeikon 3000 series digital presses & HP printers
  • High quality images every time, ensuring all labels are of the same high standard
  • Maximise your press capacity as all of our materials can go straight to press & reduce wastage
  • Perfect for printing variable data, such as stock labelling for small quantities

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Contact Us

Contact our team for specialist advice on your logistics requirement(s).

  1. Cartside Mill, Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, Scotland, PA10 2AF
  2. 01505 707700
  3. info@smcl.co.uk
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