Heat Resistant Labels

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Heat Resistant Labels

Heat resistant labels are specialist products designed to survive temperatures over 200℃.  Confidently read your labels and barcodes on a full range of self adhesive labels and tags that remain legible up to 1,200℃.  Not only that, these labels remain readable around chemicals and in extreme weather.

If you need to label exhaust pipes, ovens, kitchen equipment or aircraft engine components, contact us for expert advice.

Temperature Ranges

These labels can be applied to hot objects such as steel, aluminium and copper products only after they’ve cooled.

These labels can be applied by hand and printed with a standard thermal transfer printer using resin ribbons.  Resin ribbons provide a scratch and chemical resistant finish, for durability and long life.

Format: Plastic self adhesive labels

Applied by hand: Yes

Standard thermal printing: Yes, with resin ribbons.

These labels are designed for electronics manufacturing or in engineering or asset labelling.

Many sizes and specifications are available as stock items for next day delivery.  Additionally, they can be made to order in ten working days.

They have a gloss finish and are printed with a standard thermal transfer printer and a scratch and chemical resistant resin ribbon.

Format: Polyimide self adhesive labels

Duration: 120 minutes at 260℃

How is it applied: By machine or hand

Standard thermal printing: Yes, with resin ribbons

These tags aren’t adhesive. You can nail, bolt, spot weld or clip them into place.

They remain readable after they’ve been exposed to temperatures up to 450℃. 

They come in continuous rolls and are cut using a standard thermal transfer printer, fitted with an optional cutter.  We have a recommended printer that we’d be happy to advise you on.

These are a special order material and come in a limited number of widths.

Format: Non adhesive tags, supplied on continuous rolls.  Product code HP-T40

Duration:  8 hours at up to 450℃

Applied by hand: To be nailed, bolted, clipped or welded.

Standard thermal printing: Yes, but with special ribbons.

These heat resistant labels are made to be tested with any relatively smooth material up to 600℃.

These labels can be applied from room temperature up to 450℃ (using a special applicator).

They can be variable printed using your own thermal printer, using a special smudge-proof thermal printer ribbon.  These labels are resistant to chemicals.

You can apply these semi-automatically or by hand.

These labels are specially ordered from overseas and come in a limited number of sizes.

Format: HP-350N labels

How is it applied: by hand and mechanical applicator.

Standard thermal printing: Yes, using a special ribbon.

These labels are specially made to order, designed to label ceramic, glass or metals but can be tested with any material that is exposed to up to 1,200℃.

Whilst these labels can be applied at 21℃, the adhesive becomes permanent at more than 300℃.

They can be variable printed with barcodes and text using your own thermal printer, using a special smudge-proof thermal printer ribbon.  These labels are resistant to chemicals and have a strong adhesive backing at high temperatures. 

You can apply these semi-automatically or by hand.

Format: CBR-CX2T and CBR-CX2TP labels

How is it applied: by hand and mechanical applicator.

Standard thermal printing: Yes, using a special ribbon.

Top class service

Expert Labels specialise in high temperature labels. We have a small team of professionals who can answer questions and keep track of your orders.

Stock Products & Custom orders

We can provide you with a wide range of blank white high temperature labels (up to 260 ℃) off the shelf. For labels that withstand 300℃ plus, labels tend to be custom made.

Wide product range

High temperature labels up to 260℃ can come in a wide range of sizes and shapes - preprinted with logos and colours. Over 260℃ and labels come in a limited number of sizes. Contact us to find out more.

Features

High Durability

Our labels are designed for a range of uses from PCBs and electronic components through wave solder, reflow and high pressure washes.  One recent engineering project combined a high temperature label with a protective laminate.  If you need durability and heat resistance contact us.

High Resolution

Polyimide labels are designed specially for printing up to 260℃ and for high resolution 600 dpi thermal transfer printing. 

Flame Retardant

The labels are either recognized or tested to the UL94 VTM0 standard, tested to the FAR 25.853 and BSS 7238/7239 aerospace flammability, smoke and toxicity standards and/or tested to the FMVSS 302 automotive burn test.

Non-Reflow

These durable label materials provide increased ink adhesion without requiring reflow to set the ink.

Industries

  • Electronics (consumer, industrial)
  • Engineering
  • Aerospace (commercial, military, space)
  • Medical (device, laboratory, cryogenics)
  • Industrial

Questions to consider

Are they being read by a person, a customer or a barcode scanner?  Is it being used to track items or identify products.

This is the ultimate question.

Depending on your answer – you will have a different range of labels to choose from.

Also, it’s important to know how long the label will be exposed to this temperature for.

Some labels need to be applied at high temperatures others need to be applied at room temperatures. 

This affects the selection of the label material. 

Ideally you need a clean, grease free surface, but the surface depends on your work conditions.  Help us understand the material the labels are being applied to so we can advise on the most suitable label.

Most of our labels and tags can be exposed to a range of chemicals and remain readable, but you are advised to test this before committing to purchase.

Do you need a full colour label or variable data such as batch code or production date?  Will you include a barcode or QR code?  All of our labels and tags can be printed with barcodes and text, however, contact us regarding logo printing on labels designed for use over 270.

Many labels come with self adhesive coatings.  Labels can be applied by hand with adhesive part, but also they can be nailed, bolted, spot welded or clipped into place to identify items.

Some of our clients

FAQ

This depends on whether you’re ordering stock labels or made to order labels and tags. 

Stock labels have a minimum order of one box.  Labels per box varies depending on label size.  Check with us before ordering. 

Extreme high temperature labels and tags come on rolls of 100m and this would be the minimum quantity. 

Whilst there is no minimum order quantity for made to order labels, the cost of 100 or 1,000 is likely to be the same (depending on label size), once you factor in machine set up times for label production. Additionally, there may be a minimum material order for many high temperature materials – so minimum quantities might apply.

We work hard to ensure you’re getting a label or tag that matches your expectations.  We will send samples for you to test.  If you’re having labels printed, we will send you a proof for you to approve.  We confirm all orders, detailing exactly what you’re getting (label size, material, number across the roll etc).

However, if the label quality falls below expectations, due to a manufacturing or material fault, we will refund or replace your labels.

We offer label samples.  In fact, with high temperature labels we strongly recommend you test the labels before you order.   Due to the high cost of extreme temperature labels and tags, we only have small quantities of pre-printed material samples to send out.

For stock labels, you can expect to receive your labels next working day (providing orders are received before 3pm).

For custom labels and tags, our standard lead time is two weeks.

For extreme high temperature labels and tags the lead time is three to four weeks. 

Most label orders are unique, and deserve individual planning, design and costing.

The stock labels range don’t have a price list at this stage.

We always offer our most competitive prices, and work with you to try and minimise the unit price, by recommending standard sizes and lower cost materials where we can.

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