Tesa® 6973 Polyacrylic IUID Labels


  • The cast modified polyacrylate facestock has a matte surface that can be marked with a CO2 or YaG laser
  • Long-term durability
  • High-resolution, high-contrast label images
  • Excellent barcode readability
  • Permanent adhesion to LSE plastics, oily metals, powder coatings and textured surfaces

Tesa® 6973 PV6 label stock is a flexible, durable, and economical 2-layer polyacrylic film designed for producing laser cut and etched linear and IUID 2D Data Matrix labels. Offering excellent adhesion to LSE plastics, Tesa® 6973 PV6 is a proven, MIL-STD-130 compliant label stock you can rely on for outstanding long-term performance in multiple marking applications.

The black top layer is bonded to a white base layer to form a strong homogeneous unite. A modified acrylic adhesive provides excellent grip, even on low-energy surfaces such as polypropylene.  

Specifications Data
Material .01" dual layer back/white cast modified polyacrylate
Bar Code & Serialization Barcode and human-readable equivalent. Code 39 is the standard symbology with a range of 2.7 to 9.4 CPI (characters per inch). Optional symbologies include Code 128, I 2 of 5, 2D DataMatrix and QR Code
Label Copy The label copy my include block type, stylized type, logos or other designs
Colors white
Standard Adhesive High performance adhesive
Sizes Various sizes available
Packaging Shipped on sheets
Shipment 5 work days
Destructive Test Data
Chemical Test Summary
Resistance to chemicals and solvents. Samples applied to glass panels, allowed to wet out for 72+ hours, immersed in chemicals below. Ambient room temperature conditions

Key: NE = No Effect, AO = Adhesive Ooze, AL = Loss of Adhesion to Glass Panel, TD = Tag Delaminated, PE = Print Erosion Under Laminate, ER = Adhesive Edge Erosion, TW = Tag Wrinkled
Chemical Test Data
Sample (Immersion Time) Water Salt Water Bathroom Cleaner Glass Cleaner Isopropyl 99% Brake Fluid DOT 3 Aceton Diesel Fuel Nitric Acid Hydrochloric Acid Sodium Hydroxide
Tesa 6973-PV6 (2 hours) NE NE NE NE AO/ER NE TW AO/ER NE NE NE
Tesa 6973-PV6 (24 hours) NE NE NE NE TW, AO AO/ER TW AO/ER NE NE NE
Tesa 6973-PV6 (48 hours) NE NE NE AL TW, AO AO/ER TW AO/ER NE NE NE
Temperature Test Data
Resistance to Extreme Temperatures (NE = No Effect)
Temperature -40F (-40C) 450F (232.2C)
Exposure Period 24 hours 1 hour (max temp exposure)
Change NE NE
Read Range Test Data
Barcode Readability Test Data
Abrasion Test Data
Key: NE = No Effect
Test Strokes Result
Crockmeter 200 NE
Taber/Abraser: CS-10 abrading wheels, 0.5 N per wheel 300 NE
Label Adhesion Test Data
Pull Test Data