Pressure sensitive adhesive forms a bond when pressure is applied to marry the adhesive with the adhered. No solvent, water, or heat is needed to activate the adhesive. It is used in pressure sensitive tapes, labels, note pads, automobile trim, and a wide variety of other products. PSAs typically reduce or lose their tack at cold temperatures and reduce their shear holding ability at high temperatures; special adhesives are made to function at high or low temperatures. These are not permeate labels so they should be able to be removed from the surface after applied.
Answered on 5/2/2011 by Laura B from Staples