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Self-Adhesive Labels Making Plant

  1. Product Description: Self – adhesive labels are pre-gummed and pre-printed strips of plain or coated paper that bear brands, trade marks, emblems, etc. of business organizations and other institutions and affixed to finished goods or to preferred surface of other objects for giving appropriate information. These labels are also called tags or stickers. According to use labels in general can be divided into permanent adhesive and re-detachable adhesive. Self-adhesive labels ready for use mainly include three parts - label raw paper as carrier material, silicon paper or synthetic film from plasticized PVC foils as a baking material and dispersion based contact adhesive as a coating media.


  1. Market Potential:  The main consumers of self-adhesive labels are beverage, cosmetics, textiles, and food, paper, and tobacco, chemical and pharmaceutical factories. Institutions which are responsible for renewing vehicle registrations also use these labels. In 2005, demand for self-adhesive labels by different consumers was estimated to be about 451 tons. This estimated demand is projected to grow by about five percent per year. Part of the demand for self adhesive labels is met from domestic production, but the quality of these labels is considered to be poor by the major consumers. The bulk of the labels are imported. By employing modern technology and quality inputs, it is possible to produce self-adhesive labels with the required quality which can satisfy the quality expectations of the major consumers.


  1. Source of Raw materials: The main materials used to manufacture self-adhesive labels are labels raw paper (carrier material), silicon paper (backing material), dispersion based contact adhesive (coating media) and printing ink.


  1. Process and Technology: Rolls of the label paper are brought to the coating machine. In the coating machine for dispersion, the web (continuous sheet of paper) is fed from the unwind of the contact adhesive application station. After application of the contact adhesive, the web is guided through a drying tunnel which is equipped with a conveyor. After the drying process the web runs through a cooling tunnel and through a weight per unit area gauge where the applied weight can be measured. Then the web enters a laminating unit via a web edge guide. Coming from a separate un winder, the silicon zed carrier paper runs over the guiding rolls towards the laminating mechanism. In this mechanism, the webs are bonded together and then wound onto a winder. Label printing and stamping is affected in a flex graphic rotary label printing and stamping machine. Finally the label material is packed. Main machinery and equipment required include coating and laminating machine, dispersion adhesive preparation unit, roll slitting machine, label printing and stamping machine, ink mixing unit, paper cutting device, packing line, laboratory equipment.


  1. Estimated Investment: For a plant which can produce about 250 tons of self-adhesive labels, the estimated investment will be:-
    • Building/shade 300m2 at Birr 1500/m2            = Birr         400,000
    • Machinery …………………………………  = Birr       6,000,000
    • Working capital ……………………………. = Birr          900,000

                                                                       Total                = Birr     7,350,000


  1. Benefits:- Similar to other projects


  1. Location:-  Bahir Dar, Debre Birhan