Polyonics has introduced HIGHdegree, a new line of materials specially engineered to stand up to the demands of metal processing and ensure the accurate tracking and identification of hot metals through the manufacturing process.
The HIGHdegree line is rated up to 1,292 deg F (700 deg C), and labels and tags can be applied directly to or hung from coils, rolls, bars, sheets, rebar, tubes, wire bundles as they leave their furnaces for accurate inventory control and traceability.
Polyimide and aluminum label material feature unique, non-yellowing polymer or silicone print surfaces suitable for thermal transfer printing. They also feature aggressive, high-temperature acrylic or ultra-high temperature silicone pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) so they stay affixed from the furnace through the delivery of completed goods to customers.
‘For over 25 years, we’ve proudly provided reliable, durable, long-lasting label and tag solutions for identification, tracking, and manufacturing, primarily in the electronics and PCB markets. Over the years, we found that our label and tag materials can withstand the punishing demands of metal processing,’ said Jim Clemente, president, and CEO of Polyonics. ‘So, we are making a significant investment in R&D and strategically focusing on innovations for the metals processing market, which represents a significant growth area for us.’
HIGHdegree tag materials can be used as alternatives to riveted plates, chalk, or crayons for tracking hot metals in foundries. They offer high tear resistance, so there is no unintended removal during storage or delivery, further ensuring inventory accountability.