Durable Polyester Label Materials for Identification of Low Surface Energy Plastics

Monday, January 7, 2013

Finding the right durable label material to identify and track parts for your automotive "Under the hood" assembly applications is a challenging process.

This harsh environment exposes labels to high temperature, abrasion and chemical attack that can cause labels to yellow, shrink or fall off completely.  This risk of losing the ID or tracking label in process could result in thousands of dollars in rework expense to the manufacturer.

Polyonics has designed two polyester label materials that will adhere to smooth and textured LSE plastics such as polypropylene, polyethylene or TPO.  These plastic parts are commonly found in under the hood parts manufacturing for the automotive industry.

The XF-455 is an opaque, 2 mil gloss white polyester film coated with a 1 mil low surface energy acrylic adhesive designed for flexographic or thermal transfer printing. This material is designed to adhere to smooth plastics and resist harsh environments.

The XF-456 is an opaque, 4 mil gloss white polyester film coated with a 3 mil low surface energy acrylic adhesive designed for flexographic and thermal transfer printing.  The low surface energy adhesive on this product should be utilized where the label needs to adhere to extremely rough, textured plastics.

Applications include:

  • Parts identification
  • Rating plates
  • PE, PP or TPO identification
  • Tracking/warning labels
  • Engine blocks
  • Information labels

These materials are compliant with the REACH & RoHS initiatives and are halogen free.  To learn more visit www.polyonics.com

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