Adhesive Failure on Product Packaging

A global fragrance manufacturer (designer perfumes and colognes) was preparing a major product launch and had prototyped a bottle design with a metal label. During storage and initial testing of the prototype, the metal plates were found to have poor adhesion and were even falling off during storage. The vendor approached Alliance Technologies for help with this issue.

Alliance’s team:

  • physically examined new and failed prototype specimens,
  • developed test protocols including IR analysis of the adhesive and SEM studies of the mating surfaces,
  • and identified the adhesive formulation as typical for labeling applications, and suggested surface roughening technologies to allow use of the conventional formulation, avoiding the need to develop a custom adhesive formulation.

The vendor went on to a highly successful product launch.