Mactac® recently announced the launch of heat-resistant labels that can reportedly withstand temperatures as high as 572˚F. The labelstocks are part of Mactac’s LINTEC Durable Goods and Industrial Labeling product line and are designed for barcode applications such as circuit boards, electronics, automotive components, and appliances.
“Our new LINTEC high heat-resistant labelstocks were designed to stand up to extreme heat, solder, fluxes, solvents, and chemicals, making them perfect for circuit board assembly and other similar applications,” said Kim Hensley, senior marketing manager for Mactac Performance Adhesives. “They have a unique heat-resistant adhesive that is paired with an innovative heat-resistant top-coat resulting in outstanding performance in high heat applications.”
Mactac reports that the labels are proven to maintain whiteness, barcode legibility, and adhesive performance when exposed to temperatures as high as 572˚F for up to 10 min. In addition, the heat-resistant topcoat enables excellent ink and barcode printability and is resistant to abrasion and ribbon smudging. Labels can be digital or thermal transfer printed.
The following product constructions are available:
- 2.4-mil white top-coated polyimide film with a 2.0-mil clear polyester liner and heat-resistant adhesive (maximum temperature 572˚F)
- 1.4-mil white top-coated polyimide film with a 65# blue glassine paper liner and heat-resistant adhesive (maximum temperature 482˚F)
- 1.6-mil white top-coated polyetherimide material with a 65# blue glassine paper liner and heat-resistant adhesive (maximum temperature 482˚F)
Additional details are available at www.mactac.com/rolllabel.