How do labels survive extreme heat and conditions? If you’re looking for durable heat resistant labels and high temperature labels, then keep reading as this post will give you a helping hand by explaining the various options available.
Benefits of Labels for High Temperature Environments
Self-adhesive labels have many advantages and benefits, such as helping with stock tracing, improving production processes and contributing to health and safety. However, extreme environments such as high temperatures, ovens and furnaces often don’t benefit from labels, due to the challenges of these environments and the lack of compatibility for standard label materials.
Luckily there are a range of specialist heat resistant labels and high temperature compatible label materials, and Crown Labels can help find the best option to suit your bespoke label application.
Polyester Labels for Electrical Devices
Polyester is a great material for a wide range of electrical device applications, such as kettle labels, lighting labels, oven exterior labels and more. Products such as these are likely to get hot when they’re being used, often to an extreme, meaning that normal labels would not be suitable as the adhesive or material could fail.
The solution for this high temperature label application is polyester. Available in different colours such as white, metallic silver and metallic gold, this material is designed to work in conditions up to 120° C, far higher than standard synthetic labels but still with many benefits of standard labels - such as print compatibility and easy application.
With compatibility up to up to 120° C, polyester is suitable for many uses beyond just electrical device labelling. Get in touch with our team for more information >
Polyimide (Kapton) Labels for Steel and Extreme Heat
If you need labels to survive even more extreme temperatures, then polyimide labels are a great choice. Commonly known as Kapton labels, these are used in a whole range of applications from spacecraft to satellites and calibration testing!
They can survive conditions of up to 300° C for 5 minutes, and up to 240° C for 80 minutes, meaning that this heat resistant label material is great for a broad range of high temperature applications and production processes.
Polyimide labels are a type of synthetic resin, and are chemical and flammability resistant, while maintaining compatibility with thermal transfer, impact and laser printing. This means that these specialist labels can integrate with your current production and inventory processes easily.
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What high temperature labels are best?
The type of high temperature label which is best will depend on your specific application. Extreme temperature applications require bespoke labelling solutions - something that Crown Labels is capable of providing.
This includes custom shape high temperature labels to specifically suit product recesses and shapes, or special heat resistant laminates to help protect printed information. We can also supply a range of thermal transfer high temperature labels for your own in-house printing.