High Temperature label solutions are required for a variety of metal processing applications. ImageTek Labels provides thermal transfer printable polyimide and aluminum labels for harsh environments and extreme conditions. Labels can be printed with linear bar codes, QR codes, and UID codes to ensure manufacturing best practice and inventory tracking. Polyimide and TTR aluminum labeling solutions allow metal manufacturers the option to apply the labels directly to metal coils, rolls, bars, sheets, rebar, tubes, and wire bundles after they leave their furnaces. This high temperature media can be printed in-house with industrial thermal transfer printers, allowing manufacturers to accurately control their inventories from production to delivery.
Printed Polyimide and Aluminum Label Materials
ImageTek’s thermal transfer printed polyimide and aluminum label materials are designed to withstand the high temperatures and harsh environments typical of metal processing. They are manufactured with aggressive, high temperature acrylic and/or silicone pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) and include unique, non-yellowing polymer or silicone print surfaces.
Hot Metal Polyimide and Aluminum Label Materials
ImageTek’s high temperature TTR aluminum and polyimide label materials are excellent alternatives to riveted plates, chalk or crayons and are ideal for tracking hot metals in foundries. These high temperature label solutions are available for long exposures of up to 450°C and short exposures up to 600°C. Our materials provide higher temperature resistance and a lower coefficient of thermal expansion than traditional polyimides.
Single and Dual Layer Paint Block
ImageTek’s Single & Dual Layer Paint Block technology is designed specifically for manufacturing process’s where a label must survive high temperature, abrasion, powder coat and paint applications and leave behind a clean, legible label. Ideal for aluminum, steel, cured painted or powder coated surfaces.
The secret to the dual layer paint block label comes from the micro barrier on the edge of the material that protects the label from paint seeping under the top layer and discoloring the label itself. This is ideal for metal and steel manufacturing processes that often have a paint, enameling, powder coating or dipping process. This is designed so that work in progress data is preserved through the paint process, and once the top layer is removed data is left legible and barcodes scan easily. A permanent layer stays behind on the label to protect it throughout the labels lifecycle. This eliminates the need to re-label, which saves time, money and easily tracks product through production, warehouse storage and shipping to customers.
For more information about ImageTek’s line of Survivor Series label media, please contact our professional sales team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (802) 885-6208.