Can adhesives be used in the microwave or oven?

Can adhesives be used in the microwave
Pressure sensitive adhesives (aka ‘self-stick’ adhesives that don’t require solvents or heat to activate the adhesive) shouldn’t be used in the oven or microwave for a couple of reasons. When heated at high temperatures, the adhesive can melt and give off an odor. Adhesives have what’s known as a ‘service temperature range’ which refers to the temperature range the adhesive can function after the label has been applied and built up to its ultimate adhesion. Most pressure sensitive adhesives have a range of -65 °F to 200 °F with a paper label stock or up to 300 °F with a film label stock.

Temperature is an important consideration with labels because extreme heat or cold affect label quality. For more information, please check out our pressure sensitive adhesive guide. If you have technical requirements to consider or just want to make sure the material you want will work for your project, our customer service team would be happy to help – call us at 1-800-475-2235 or email