Labels engineered to brand and convey important safety information while surviving years of harsh abuse and cleaning.
Engineered specifically for low surface energy children’s durable plastic products to exceed performance for track & trace, barcode, branding, antimicrobial & safety/warning labels.
Labels for Durable Children's Products
In the United States and globally, baby and children’s products are required to meet specific safety standards and federal safety regulations that ensure safe use for parents of juveniles who use them. Sections of these standards are devoted to safety/warning and information labeling that informs parents of the proper use of products such as car seats, high chairs, baby bathtubs, strollers, and baby changing tables to name a few.
Most juvenile products today are manufactured from low surface energy polyolefin thermoplastics such as polyethylene and polypropylene. These polymers more closely resemble the “stick-resistant” properties of Teflon® than they do of other plastics or metals, which is one of the reasons they are chosen in the first place.
Safety standards and federal regulations require that safety/warning, informative, and manufacturer information labeling be permanent on the juvenile product for the expected life-use of the product.
This creates a problem since the properties making polyolefin thermoplastics so versatile for juvenile products also make them problematic for common “adhesion-based” labeling methods used today (e.g. pressure-sensitive adhesive, in-mold, hot stamp foil, heat transfer, silkscreen, pad printing, and more.)
Why Other Methods Fail
Keep in mind, juvenile products and adhesive-based labeling attempting to stick to them are exposed daily to water, sanitizing chemicals, UV exposures, pressure washing, and frequent use.
This helps to explain not only the challenge associated with labeling juvenile products made from polyolefin thermoplastics but the long-term effects of real-world examples that consistently prove these labeling methods are not meeting the life-use requirement necessary for safety and warning information. Even branding doesn’t last very long in most cases.
When labels fail to meet the requirement, the result can be costly litigation or product recall. Especially in cases of juvenile products that present a possible risk of injury or death when used incorrectly, since it’s the manufacturer who is burdened with “failure to warn” in cases of damaged or missing safety/warning labeling.
To say juvenile product labeling is important (performing an essential safety, informative, and liability prevention role) is an understatement. And while litigation is certainly something everyone wants to avoid, the most important aspect is that children remain safe and that preventable injury or death is prevented!
Labels for Changing Tables
It’s vital for all children’s products to be created to high standards, as well as being labeled appropriately, letting users know about usage and safety precautions to avoid any accidents or injuries. This is particularly true for changing tables, which often have strict weight and age limits and require proper assembly and usage. These items are often made from polyolefin plastics, like HDPE or polypropylene. Such thermoplastics have many advantages, such as their efficiency and cost-effectiveness, but they aren’t easy to attach labels to. In fact, many traditional adhesive-based labels will simply peel away or fade on polyolefin plastics.
While other labeling methods fail due to a loss of adhesion and regular exposure to cleaning chemicals, Polyfuze’s polymer fusion labels for changing tables work differently. Our unique polymer fusion technology allows us to merge two separate plastic polymers together, binding our polyolefin label directly into a polyolefin component, such as a changing table. The result is a strong and long-lasting label that cannot be peeled away or removed from the table, providing crucial information to keep parents and children safe.
Car Seat Labels
Car seats are some of the most important items related to children’s safety. It’s a legal obligation all over the world for young children to be seated in car seats when they’re inside a vehicle. These seats are often made from modern polyolefin plastics, designed to provide the maximum levels of security and stability. However, in order for car seats to be used correctly, it is imperative that they are permanently labeled with the correct information regarding usage and safety.
A children’s car seat label, for example, might display detailed information about how the car seat should be installed to keep a child safe. A car seat label may also provide information about the right ages and weight limits for the children using each seat. It’s crucial for any kind of car seat label to be strong and resistant so that it can continue providing vital information to the user for the life of the car seat.
Unfortunately, most standard adhesive labels simply aren’t tough enough to last on car seats and tend to peel or fade. That’s where Polyfuze comes in. Our advanced polymer fusion technology is the best choice for children’s car seat labels. Using the same plastic polymers that the seats are made of, we’re able to fuse car seat labels directly into car seat components. This sustainable, cost-effective method produces car seat labels that are truly permanent and cannot be lifted, removed, or separated from car seats in any way. There’s no better option when it comes to labeling car seats for children.
High Chair Warning Labels
Highchairs are essential for any parent when bringing a baby or young child into the home. These products allow small children to be seated comfortably and securely while they eat, as well as raising the child to a comfortable height for the parent. Such items are often made from polyolefin plastics, like HDPE, and require specific informative and warning labels to ensure proper usage and safety, including weight and age limits to ensure that every child is safe and secure.
However, since highchairs are often made from stick-resistant plastics and regularly cleaned with sanitizing chemicals, it’s not possible for traditional adhesive stickers to provide the kind of long-lasting durability these products require. Polyfuze’s polymer fusion labels are the ideal alternative. Made from strong, long-lasting polymers, Polyfuze’s highchair warning labels can be fused directly into highchair components. They won’t wear away or fade over time, even with frequent use and cleaning, and they can’t be removed or separated, providing vital information for the life of the chair.
Strollers are a useful tool for parents walking anywhere with young children and work well in both urban and natural environments. Modern strollers utilize polyolefin plastics in many of their components for a light and durable product. These plastics are strong, cost-effective, and light, which makes them a great choice for manufacturing strollers. However, one of the issues with the polyolefin plastics used to make strollers is that it’s hard to permanently attach labels to them.
Permanent labeling on strollers is essential for proper usage and safety to protect both children and parents. Stroller labels often tell the user how to set up the stroller and inform them about maximum weight and age limits, as well as other safety information. Where traditional labeling methods attempt to stick to the surface of the part using adhesives, Polyfuze advanced polymer fusion labels approach stroller labeling from an entirely different angle. By making labels from the same polyolefin plastic material used in strollers, our polymer fusion labels can be fused directly into the surface of a stroller component. Because of this, our stroller labels can never be removed, so you won’t have to worry about them peeling off or fading away as time goes by, even with regular use in various temperatures and conditions.
Labels for Baby Bathtubs
Built specifically for safe use with infants, baby bathtubs are key items for any parent with small children. However, it’s extremely important for these items to be used correctly to always keep the baby safe, and proper labeling is crucial for that to happen. A baby bathtub warning label conveys information about how the tub should be used for the safety and security of the child, providing details about age, size, and weight limits, among other pieces of useful information.
Since most baby bathtubs are comprised of polyolefin plastics, as well as being exposed to lots of water and chemical cleaning products, it can be hard to attach regular labels or stickers to them. Traditional labels or stickers which rely on adhesion will simply peel or fade over time, eliminating any information that could have been vital for parents and their children. Polyfuze provides a solution that families can rely on. That’s because Polyfuze uses advanced polymer technology to create labels that can be fused with the tub through the use of heat, providing crucial information that won’t fade or peel away over time.
For Durable Juvenile
Polymer Fusion is the science of merging two separate low surface energy plastic polymers together (polyolefin label + polyolefin component) utilizing melting point, time, and pressure, which produces a singular piece of plastic without the use of adhesives, tie-layers, bonding agents, or secondary surface treatments.
The result is permanent labeling for Car Seats, High Chairs, Strollers, Baby Bathtubs, Changing Tables, and other durable consumer goods that cannot be lifted, separated, or removed for the life-use of the product no matter the harsh environment or exposure.
Polymer Fusion Labeling Technology exceeds juvenile safety label standards while easily outperforming standard adhesive-based or mechanical bond labeling methods that fail. And because labeling is required to remain visible, legible, and permanent to continually convey safety and use the information for life use, the only option is Polymer Fusion Labeling since they were specifically engineered to do just that on low surface energy polyolefin thermoplastics.
- Fully compatible with low surface energy polyolefin thermoplastics (no substrates, inks, or adhesives are used)
- Hygienic, flush polymer fusion finish. No topical, layered edges, no adhesive residues, meaning no place for microbes to harbor and thrive.
- Impervious to extreme environments, temperatures, chemicals, solvents, fuels, oils, and sanitation for expected life use of products.
- Polymer fusion labels meld at a molecular level to low surface energy polyolefin thermoplastics used in juvenile products.
- Can be manufactured to meet Regulatory Compliance Standards. Learn More Here
- Can be manufactured with BioCote® Antimicrobial for long-term silver ion efficacy against microbe growth and migration.
- Can be manufactured with customized micro-crystal taggants for anti-counterfeit / authentication purposes.
- Barcoding capability provides track & traceability over life-use of juvenile products.
- Lifetime Guarantee.
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- Car Seats
- High Chairs
- Baby Bathtubs
- Changing Tables