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.

Application Method: Extrusion, Roll Coater

Compatible Substrates & Surfaces: BOPP Film, Foam, Glass, Metal, Paper, Plastics

Features: Char-free, Easy To Clean, Fast Setting, Good Adhesion, Good Machinability, Good Thermal Stability, Heat Resistance, High Performance, Hot Tack Strength, Light Color, Long Shelf Life, Low Maintenance Cost, Low Odor, Neutralizes Odor, No Smoke Generation

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Key Features and Benefits
Feature Benefits
High hot tack and high heat resistance.

Excellent adhesion at both overlap and pick up on warm to hot containers.

Excellent machining characteristics

Facilitates smooth running, cleans up easily, and extends time between equipment cleaning.

Light color with excellent thermal stability.

Nearly transparent glue bond on plastic and glass containers.

Eliminates char, smoke and adhesive odor.

Reduce maintenance costs. Create a more operator-friendly work environment.

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-
Machine Speed400 - 1,000BPM-
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.