Technology allows permanent labeling of flexible PVC

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  • No use of inks, adhesives, clear coats or surface pre-treatments
  • Pigmented plastic, instead of traditional inks
  • Also permanent labeling of flexible olefin materials

Flexible PVC has been historically fairly impossible to permanently label with conventional heat transfers, in-mold labels, foils or other methods. The company Polyfuze Graphics Corporation has now introduced a new development of permanent labels for hard to decorate PVC material.

No use of inks, adhesives, clear coats or surface pre-treatments

This is the latest in its toolset of plastic labeling technologies, which also include the permanent labeling of flexible olefin materials. A Polyfuze HT heat transfer is unlike traditional decorating methods for PVC. The technology is the world’s only polymer-based labeling technology that does not use inks, adhesives, clear coats or surface pre-treatments.

Polyfuze is currently used by a variety of companies including Unarco Industries (shopping cart industry), Otto Environmental (waste / recycling industry), Rehrig Pacific (reusable packaging industry) and Uniphase (retail sporting industry).

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Pigmented plastic, instead of traditional inks

Polyfuze HT offers single or multi-colored labels, including fine line detail and CMYK processing for photorealistic graphics. It is applied using standard hot stamp equipment. The Polyfuze HT heat transfer can be considered as unique because it is comprised of pigmented plastic, instead of traditional inks. Traditional ink methods degrade over time and fade under weathering and environmental elements. Traditional inks can also be removed with various fuels, solvents and chemicals. Polyfuze HT can withstand all of these harsh conditions and are 100% permanent.

Polyfuze can be manufactured to meet compliances such as FDA, ASTM, CPSIA, RoHS and REACH. And because the Polyfuze graphic is polymer based, it is 100% recyclable.

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