Durable Safety Labels
Most of our customers at AccuformNMC know exactly what their labels need to say, but may not know which material is best for their needs. With all the label materials out there, it is a challenge to determine the best material.
The Five Simple Questions to ask to determine the best label material:
1. What environment is the label going to be placed in?
Environmental factors have a significant role in picking the right material for your label. Many industries, such as mining and the military, require safety labels that can withstand harsh temperatures and atmospheric changes.
2 What type of material and shape of surface are you placing the label onto?
The material and shape of surface on which a label is to be applied will dictate which material is most suitable. Convex-Curve Vinyl label material for example is made of flexible vinyl. This label will stay attached to curved or rounded surfaces such as equipment, machinery, and tools.
3. How are you planning to apply your label or what type of adhesive properties do you need?
Determining the right adhesive properties can prevent peeling and deterioration to your label. Factors like water exposure and humidity can weaken the adhesive of your safety label.
Look for permanent adhesive if you require the labels to remain intact. Permanent adhesives provide a tamper-resistant label, with a high-quality seal that can't be removed without distorting or destroying the label or surface to which it was applied.
Removable adhesive labels can be removed and reapplied or repositioned to different surfaces. It does not damage your belongings or display materials. Over time the label will eventually develop a strong bond with the surface and require more effort to remove.
4. Do you need security features?
Void, flaking, and breaking-apart security features are part of the destructible or tamper-label family. These are the ideal labels to secure assets and prevent unauthorized removal.
5. What type of surface does your label need to have?
Label surfaces are available in glossy or matte finishes for different applications. Generally, glossy surfaces are used when the label needs to be cleaned often and information can be filled out on the spot. Matte surfaces are ideal when labels need to withstand many elements, like dirt, dust, and liquids. A clear matte top can easily be written on with any marker, pen, or pencil.