High Temperature Polyimide Tag for Hot Metals Processing

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

imageManufacturers in the hot metals processing industry face many challenges relative to track and trace applications of hot metal coils and rolls.  Their ability to perform in-process tracking of  materials is critical for the overall efficiency of the manufacturing lines while the ultra-high temperatures, typically found in their plants are prohibitive for most tracking materials.

Current methods for barcode tracking require metal plates to be riveted onto the metal or aluminum surface which can be expensive and time consuming.  With temperatures reaching up to 600C, typical thermal transfer printed labels tend to not offer ideal solutions due to ink and adhesion failures.

Polyonics has developed an effective method of hot metal identification in the form of a hang tag material.  The new material promises to speed up the track and trace of hot metals, dramatically reduce any damage to the surface of the metal or aluminum and reduce time and rework costs.

Polyonics XF-610 is a double coated 5 mil polyimide hang-tag material that will both survive hot metals processing temperatures and be thermal transfer printed on both sides.  The XF-610 has a high gloss white printable finish on one side and a matte white printable finish on the other to allow for different types of printing (writable with marker) and imaging devices.

This new hang-tag is designed to be hole-punched using a mechanical die and can be easily attaced via  wire or strap.  This new product innovation also has been engineered to provide enhanced tear resistance over other types of tracking solutions.

Applications include:

  • Asset tracking
    ID of hot metals, i.e., coils slabs
    aluminum or metals rolls
    warehouse & storage equipment

To receive technical information or samples of the XF-610, high temperature tag material aemail info@polyonics.com

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