Clarity® PHL-4162 is a hot melt adhesive used in container labeling and packaging applications. This semi-PSA has a light color, fast setting, and low odor. It is particularly useful in hot fill applications due to its high heat resistance. Clarity® PHL-4162 is often used with cut and stack fed applicators for container labeling, and is also suitable for bonding difficult-to-bond cartons and ream wrap in packaging applications.

Product TypeHot Melt Adhesive, Pressure Sensitive Adhesive

Application AreaCartons, Containers, Ream Wrap

Compatible Substrates & SurfacesGlass, Metal, Paper, Plastics

Application MethodExtrusion, Roll Coater

FeaturesFast Setting, Heat Resistance, Long Shelf Life, Low Odor

Technical Data Sheet

Enhanced TDS

Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Product Characteristics

This Semi-PSA is a light color, fast setting, low odor hot melt container labeling adhesive. Its high heat resistance allows for use in hot fill applications.

Applications & Uses

Application Method
Compatible Substrates & Surfaces
Typical Applications

Container Labeling – Cut & Stack Fed Applicators Packaging - Difficult to bond Cartons and Ream Wrap

Suitable Substrates

Plastic, glass and metal containers. Generally used for can labeling. Paper and all poly labels. Warm to hot containers.

Cleaning Instructions

After clean-up, flush the applicator thoroughly with hot melt to purge the system.


Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Application Temperature325.0°F
Softening Point173 - 189°F
Specific Gravity0.974
Speed of Set (Relative)Fast
Viscosity (at 250°F)3305.0cPs
Viscosity (at 275°F)1624.0cPs
Viscosity (at 300°F)825 - 1,250cPs
Viscosity (at 325°F)602.0cPs
Viscosity (at 350°F)392.0cPs

Safety & Health

Safety Information

To minimize the risk of burns, we recommend the use of eye protection and protective clothing when working near a hot melt applicator. To minimize the risk of flammable vapors, do not exceed a melt temperature above 400°F. Prevent the build-up of vapors. E

Packaging & Availability

Regional Availability
  • Europe (Excluding Russia)
  • North America

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
365 Days
Storage Conditions

Clean and dry conditions above 20°F and below 120°F.