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Application Profile

Market: Household Appliance

Application Description: Identifying refrigerators with a wiring diagram label.

Rear View

Front View

Key Application Requirements


Labels must be able to provide variable information, durable for the life of the

3MPremium Performance

Adhesive Technology 350

refrigerator, and adhere permanently to the back of the refrigerator.


Benefits/Advantages To Customer


Easy printability: The gloss white facestock is top coated for “on-demand”

3MLabel Material 7868


thermal transfer printing of variable information.


Recognized performance: 3MLabel Material 7868 is UL-recognized and

CSA -accepted.

Excellent durability: 3MPremium Performance Adhesive 350 provides firmness and high holding strength on almost any type and texture surface.

In addition, this adhesive family provides excellent resistance to most cleaning solutions, harsh solvents, high temperatures and UV exposure.

Polyester facestock: The 2.0 mil white polyester facestock provides easy operator handling, consistent application and appearance.

Easy to apply: 3M pressure-sensitive adhesive helps make the wiring diagram label easy to apply during assembly.

3M Industrial Business


3MLabel Material 7868 is printed and die-cut into finished labels of specified shapes and sizes by a converter. Labels are shipped to the refrigerator manufacturer. Labels may have additional information specific to the particular model added at the assembly plant prior to being applied by hand to the refrigerator. 3M Label Material 7868 is compatible with a wide range of thermal transfer printers. Please consult the 3M data page on this product for additional information.

Related Products

3MLabel Material 7871 made with 3MPremium Performance Adhesive 350 3MLabel Material 7872 made with 3M Premium Performance Adhesive 350 3MLabel Material 7879FL made with 3M Premium Performance Adhesive 350

Related Application Ideas

Wiring diagram labels for kitchen appliances.

SIC Code

3632 – Household Refrigerators

3639 – Household Appliances

Key Decision Makers

Product Design Engineers

Manufacturing Engineers

Quality Control Engineers

For Additional Information

To request additional product information or to arrange for sales assistance, call


1-800-362-3550. Address correspondence to: 3M Industrial Business Customer


Response Center, Building 21-1W-10, 900 Bush Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55106. Our


fax number is 651-733-9175. In Canada, phone: 1-800-364-3577. In Puerto Rico,


phone: 1-787-750-3000. In Mexico, phone: 52-70-04-00.

Product Use

Warranty and

Limited Remedy

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IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY ARISING OUT OF A COURSE OF DEALING, CUSTOM OR USAGE OF TRADE. User is responsible for determining whether the 3M product is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for user’s application. If the 3M product is defective within the warranty period, your exclusive remedy and 3M’s and seller’s sole obligation will be, at 3M’s option, to replace the product or refund the purchase price.

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Industrial Business

Printed in the USA

Building 21-1W-10, 900 Bush Avenue


St. Paul, MN 55106

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