The materials can be easily marked by a wide variety of low power lasers, including CO2, YAG, vanadate, fiber, diode and UV to produce high contrast linear and 2D bar codes and alpha numeric characters. The XF-537 also provides static dissipative performance to help prevent harmful electro static discharge (ESD) events occurring in static sensitive components and devices.
The new Polyonics family of LMLs is designed for labeling applications where traditional thermal transfer printed labels have failed due to harsh environments and/or poor read rates. According to Polyonics, the LML materials exceed the durability, temperature and chemical resistance of thermal transfer printed labels, as well as the polyester (PET) and acrylic LML materials on the market. In addition, they improve read rates in direct part marking processes by providing consistent high contrast bar codes along with rework and repositioning options to help reduce manufacturing scrap rates.
The LML materials include pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) and either glassine or PET liners for handling and diecutting. A variety of acrylic PSAs are available, including low surface energy (LSE) to best suit each application.
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