Clarity® 4170 is a hot melt adhesive that has been developed for the labeling of glass-, metal-, and plastic (PVC, PE, PET, PP, etc.) containers with PP or PE labels. Especially suitable for labeling CSD PET bottles that may expand significantly. It provides high bonding strength on cold and warm containers.

Product Type: Hot Melt Adhesive, Pressure Sensitive Adhesive

Application Area: Bottles, Containers

Application Method: Nozzle, Roller

Compatible Substrates & Surfaces: Glass, Metal, Paper, Plastics, Polyethylene (PE), Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), Polypropylene (PP), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Features: Good Bonding Strength, Good Machinability, Heat Resistance, Hot Tack Strength, Long Shelf Life

Technical Data Sheet
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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

Application Area
Application Method
Compatible Substrates & Surfaces
Typical Applications

This adhesive has been developed for labeling of glass-, metal- and plastic (PVC, PE, PET, PP etc.) containers with PP/PE-labels. Especially suitable for labeling of CSD PET-bottles that may expand significantly.

Suitable Substrates

Labeling of glass, metal- and plastic containers (PVC, PE, PET, PP etc.) with PP/PE-labels and high-quality paper labels.

Application Instructions
  • Apply by roller or nozzle.
  • Application temperature: 130°C – 160°C
  • When using plastic-labels, the working temperature should be between 130°C – 140°C, to avoid film shrinkage.
  • Suitable equipment e.g.: Krones Contirol and Canmatic, Langguth, KHS Etitec, B&H, Trine, Alfaquattrorollo, CMS, Omme and others.
  • It is important to ensure that the desired level of adhesion is obtained on the necessary substrates, including long-term tests.


Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
FilmSoft - elastic, very tacky surface--
Viscosity (RV, Sp21, at 150°C)approx. 750mPa.sASTM D 3236-88, Brookfield
Softening Point (Ring and Ball)approx. 72°CASTM E28-99
Density (at 23°C)approx. 0.99g/cm³-

Packaging & Availability

Regional Availability
  • Africa
  • Europe (Excluding Russia)
  • India
  • Middle East

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
24 Months
Storage Conditions

In original sealed packaging protected from sun, dust, moisture, and high temperatures. Clean and dry conditions below +30°C.