A driveshaft label manufacturer (a big box store “preferred converter”) was having a problem getting a label with a premium adhesive to adhere quickly. An employee wiped a small area of the shaft with the edge of a cotton glove to remove a layer of corrosion inhibitor, applied a label, and put the shaft in a jig that spins at 2000 rpm. The glove got saturated quickly, did not fully remove the inhibitor, and caused the adhesion problem.
Using chemical solubility principles, Ameri-Cal selected an adhesive that quickly soaked in the oil without compromising its adhesion, allowing it to bite into the steel below. The labels held tight in the jig and had a competitive cost.