Lintec Graphic Films, the leading UK-based supplier of specialist pressure-sensitive coated film products for durable label applications, has extended its HEATPROOF label series. The launch of HP-CBR – a exteme high temperature label product that can withstand temperatures of up to an impressive 1200ºC and be variable data printed on-site – further addresses a number of challenges faced by the ceramic, glass and metal production industries.
Poor identification of metal, ceramic and glass leads to costly and time consuming corrective procedures, and there is a growing demand from across the production industry for a highly resilient solution to label damage caused by extreme temperatures, chemical exposure and harsh weather conditions. Such problems undermine everyday production efficiencies, including mixed batch numbers, liability issues, lost inventory via tracking problems, identification after cooling, outdoor storage and shipping difficulties.
“The identification of the goods in the manufacturing of machinery – such as motor vehicle parts – is paramount for production companies and of course, their customers,” explains Andy Voss, Managing Director of Lintec Graphic Films. “We’re always striving to be at the vanguard of innovation, and there was a great demand from our customers for a label that could not only withstand temperatures of up 1200ºC, but one that could be supplied as blank label, printed on-site and applied with minimal fuss.”
Whether a bar, serial or QR code, the pre-printed HP-CBR is a chemical proof, highly scratch resistant label that can effectively endure the harsh environments created during the manufacturing process. Capable of being produced in-house, the label enables the stock management team to print labels in real time in the factory via thermal transfer and then easily apply the self-adhesive product – removing the need for special heat activated adhesive.
Enhancing time and cost efficiencies, HP-CBR also provides close control over heat treatment process management for electric parts, heat generating processing for glass products and the homogenising of aluminium ingots.
The HP-CBR label is composed of an organic/inorganic complex with highly modified acrylic adhesive and backed with a paper release liner. Lintec Graphic Films’ innovative HEATPROOF series is globally renowned for its high temperature and chemical resistance, excellent printability of up 600dpi, its robust durability within interior and exterior conditions and importantly, its cost-effectiveness.
Voss concludes: “Significantly, the HP-CBR can also be produced via variable data printing in-house, providing absolute control for those in the front line responsible and ultimately reducing liability for lost, late and faulty stock. It provides automatic tracking and management of materials throughout the supply chain, improving efficiency and safety – gifting production companies with the peace of mind to focus on the other important areas of their business.”