IIMAK’s new SP575 Resin bonds with high-end synthetics such as polyester and is designed to offer exceptional chemical resistance. One of the most challenging specifications in the Thermal Transfer Ribbon industry is General Motors GMW14573 spec for engine compartment labels, commonly referred to as “under-hood” applications. According to the company, the SP575 is the only Thermal Transfer Ribbon in its category that stood up to the grueling conditions, while other leading competitive high end ribbons failed.
“The SP575 resin was created to withstand the toughest industrial and environmental conditions you’ll find,” IIMAK Product Manager Chris Smyth says. “As a result, it prints with extraordinary mechanical durability and provides powerful resistance to harsh chemicals and abrasion. It’s a tough ribbon.”
The rigorous standards of the automotive industry are often applied to industrial applications with similar requirements. Labels for power tools, compressors, pumps and industrial machinery also have to resist harsh chemicals and environmental exposure. “This is what our customers have been asking for,” Smyth says. “It’s a perfect complement to our Resin product offerings."
The image clarity and fine line quality of IIMAK’s new SP575 are ideal for small text and 2D barcodes.