Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
9291 Bryn Mawr Ave,
Rosemont, IL 60018

Polyonics unveils new label materials for harsh environments


The materials need to be impervious to the array of harsh fluids and chemicals typical to motor vehicles.

Polyonics displayed thermal transfer printable automotive label materials, which include polyester (PET), high temperature polyimide (PI) and ultra-high temperature aluminum films, and aggressive PSAs. These materials are tested to the GMW 14573 standard.

Automakers require durable under-the-hood labels to accurately track their products, provide critical safety and operational information and remain firmly affixed for the life of the parts. The labels need to adhere to smooth, textured and sometimes oily surfaces and resist the effects of high temperatures, abrasion and submersion in a myriad of harsh chemicals. In many cases, the label must also be auto-applied.

These label materials are often used for safety alerts (airbags, seat belts), instructions (tire pressure, tire removal, jacking) or identification (ID, VIN). The label materials must be impervious to the  array of harsh fluids and chemicals typical to motor vehicles and have durable top coats that can be either thermal transfer printed or laser ablated.

Laser markable PI and AL are available for applications too harsh for ink. UL94 VTM0 recognized and FMSVSS 302 tested flame retardant PI and PET label materials are also available.

Polyonics is located at Booth 3617.