US 3420364 A
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Jan. 7, 1969 R, M KENNEDY, JR 3,420,364
STRIP 0F TAGS Filed Sept. 14, 1967 oo oo olo olo o gj@ @00 @if I l l l I l 2+ J/J-P Pili/M' (OAT 7796 6706K Pili/75560197 l 7799 5706K Mcm/fe con r l TA6 5706/( gygy ADHESIVE ADHfJ/l/' C0197' 4 RHF/Q5! 60H7' C 0/17' 0E TA6 5706K am? l BHcK/N Pizfsf con? Anf/swf Hows/vf roar l COA 7' 0R THG 5706K 2l/fk HMM/ATE 5706/( Back/NG A6006? com' 7o BACK/N6- l l HM/N975 TA6 5706A 70 BACK/1v@ DIE 007 77265 United States Patent C) ce 3420364 Patented Jan. 7, 1969 LACQUER 3,420,364 Cellulose acetate butyrate EAB 381-20 100 STRIP F TAGS Acetone 320 Robert M. Kennedy, Jr., Ashland, Mass., assignor to Toluene 164 Dennison Manufacturing Company, Framingham, 5 C u l t 79 Mass., a corporation of Nevada e OSO Ve ace ate Filed sept. 14, 1967, ser. No. 667,788 RELEASE U.S. Cl. 206-56 6 Claims nu. cl. 365e 75/26 Zem G-200 100 Methanol 231 l0 Water 33 Carbowax 1540 66 ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE 28 B. ammonium hydroxide 5.78 A strip of paper or the like carrying a series of tags Methyl Cellosolve 82-5 which do not cover the entire strip, a layer of release The mOdiCatiOn Shown in FIGS. 4 and 5 iS like that material between the tags and strip so that the tags may shown in FIGS. 1, 2 and 3 and corresponding parts are be peeled off the strip, the areas of the strip not covered correspondingly designafed- HOWeVeF, the lacquer layer ls by the tags being non-tacky and both sides of the tags omitted and the adhesive layer is non-tacky when dry. being non-tacky when peeled off. In the first embodiment using pressure-sensitive adhesive the release layer should adhere to the adhesive more strongly than to the lacquer so as to cover the adhesive around the labels after the skeleton has been peeled off. Objects of the invention are to provide a strip of tags In the modification of FIGS. 4 and 5 the release layer in which the tags may be of any desired shape, which may be formulated to adhere to the tags more strongly permits the tags to be removed individua-lly as needed, than to the underlying coating in which case the portion which permits the tags to be printed in a computer or of the release coating underlying each tag peels off with other printing apparatus, in which the tags are non-tacky the tag as shown in FIG. 3, or the release coating may on both sides when removed, and which is economical t0 adhere to the underlying coating more strongly than to produce. the tags in which case the tags peel off the release coat- According to this invention the strip of tags comprises ing. In the above example the release coating adheres to a backing sheet, a series of tags disposed along one side the tags more strongly than to the underlying coating. of the backing sheet, and an intermediate layer compris- The preferred method of manufacture is to apply the ing release material so that the tags may be peeled off and coatings to the backing, then apply a layer of tag stock so that the areas of the sheet which are not covered by over the release coating, then die out the tags in well tags do not tend -to adhere to surfaces contacted thereby, known manner and then peel off the skeleton or matrix and the tags being non-tacky on both sides when peeled surrounding the tags. If release material is to peel off with off. Preferably the tags adhere directly to said layer and the tags, the dies should cut through both tag stock and a layer of adhesive interconnects said layer with the backrelease coating as shown in FIG. 2, but if the tags are to ing sheet. The adhesive layer may be pressure-sensitive be peeled off the release coating the dies need cut only or non-tacky when dry and the strip may have a lacquer through the tag stock (FIG. 3). The skeleton may be layer between said layer of release material and said adpeeled off either before or after the tags are printed, the hesive layer. After the layers have been laminated torelease coating peeling with the skeleton or remaining on gether the tag stock layer is died out to form tags of the the backing depending upon whether it adheres more desired shape and the tag-st0ck skeleton surrounding the firmly -to the tag stock or to the underlying coating. If tags is peeled off. the adhesive coating is pressure-sensitive the release coat- For the purpose of illustration typical embodiments of ing Should remain 0H the backing t0 fender the areas Het the invention'are shown in the accompanying drawings in Covered by the tags non-tacky. Alternate methods of makwhich ing the embodiment of FIGS. 1, 2 and 3 are shown in FIG. 1 is a plan view of a strip of tags; FIG. 6 and alternate methods of making the modifications PIG. 2 is a transverse section of the tag strip on line 50 of FIGS. 4 and 5 are indicated in FIG. 7. 2-2 of FIG. 1 after the -tags have been died out but From the foregoing it will be understood that after the before the skeleton has been peeled olf; Skeleton has been pee-led off the areas surrounding the FIG. 3 is a similar section after the skeleton has been tags are HOB-tacky and after the tags are Peeled 05 they peeled off, showing where the split occurs when a tag is are non-tacky on both sides. The tags may be secured to peeled off the backing; merchandise or other articles in any suitable manner, as
FIG. 4 is a section like FIG. 2 showing a modification; for example with strings or pins. FIG. 5 is a section like FIG. 3 of the modification; I claimt FIG. 6 is a diagram showing methods of making the 1. A strip of tags comprising a backing sheet, a Series embodiment illustrated in FIGS. 1, 2 and 3; and 0f tags disposed along one side of the backing sheet, and FIG. 7 is a diagram showing methods of making the 60 an intermediate layer comprising release material so that modification of FIGS. 4 and 5, the tags may be peeled off and so that -the areas of the The embodiment shown in FIGS, 1, 2 and 3 comprises sheet which are not covered by tags do not tend to adhere a backing 1 of any suitable tag stock, a coating 2 of prest0 surfaces contacted thereby, and the tags being n0r1- sure-sensitive adhesive, a lacquer coating 3, a coating 4 tacky 011 both sides When peeled Offof release material, and a row of oval tags 5. While the 65 2. A strip according to claim 1 wherein the tags adhere `coatings may be formulated in many ways, the following directly to said layer. formulations are preferred. 3. A strip according to claim 1 further characterized by a layer of adhesive interconnecting said layer with the ADHESIVE backing sheet. Vinyl ether EHBM, 25% solids 240 70 4. A strip according to claim 3 wherein said adhesive Vinyl ether EHBC layer is pressure-sensitive. Staybellite ester #10 40 5. a strip according to claim 4 further characterized by 3 4 a lacquer layer between said layer of release material and 2,896,351 7/ 1959 Johnson 40--15 8 said adhesive layer. 3,043,732 7/ 1962 Shepherd 40-2 6. A strip according to claim 3 wherein said adhesive 3,166,186 1/ 1965 Karn 206-56 layer is non-tacky when dry. 3,174,888 3/ 1965 Morgan 156-230 References Cited 5 WILLIAM T. DIXSON, JR., Primary Examiner.
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