When barcodes are used on industrial equipment for the purpose of asset tracing or when hired out, the label has to be durable and by durable this means that it must withstand corrosion, heat, cold, UV light and solvents.
A variety of materials can be used for this type of barcode; these could be listed as warehouse barcode labels, industrial use barcode labels and polyester barcode labels. The kind of material from which the barcode is produced is not the only factor, printing is of equal importance and this will depend upon the printing technology used. In order to print long lasting images, thermal printers are used; you will find that these thermally printed labels are scratch-resistant and far more durable than ordinary labels.
Under normal circumstances barcodes are manufactured using white paper or polypropylene, but for use in industrial situations, where durability is essential, we can print on premium materials such as polyester and aluminium. We find that these more durable labels are found in engine bays or attached to heavy duty machinery, where chemicals or possibly abrasion are commonplace.
Adhesive is also an important part of ensuring that the barcode is durable, we are always pleased to discuss the right adhesive when we know the particular application for the barcode and the environment in which it is likely to be used.
Contact us and we will be pleased to discuss the various options which are available if you have the need for durable barcode labels.