Polyfuze At The Michigan Battery And EV Technology Expo

Noelle Daigle

Sep, 21 September, 2021

On September 14, 15 and 16, Polyfuze Graphics Corporation attended a dual event; “The Battery Show” and “Electric / Hybrid Vehicle and Technology Expo” in Michigan.

This double feature expo was held at Novi Michigan’s Suburban Collection Showplace and featured over 600 exhibitors. The team from Polyfuze Graphics Corporation met with several companies who showed an interest in Polymer Fusion Labeling Technology to solve challenges they face when trying to label plastic.

When asked to share some of the problems manufacturers are having, the most common reply was cost associated with label durability, but several companies also found it very interesting and potentially beneficial that Polyfuze could also help them eliminate secondary steps in their production process such as pretreating that is normally associated with preparing a surface for a decal used on plastic.

All were intrigued to learn that unlike traditional labeling methods like pressure sensitive labels, hot stamping, pad printing, heat transfers or in-mold labeling; Polymer Fusion Labeling from Polyfuze literally fuses into Low Surface Energy (LSE) olefin plastic on a subsurface level.

Marty Mares (on left) speaks at Battery & EV Technology Expo.
Matthew Stevenson - President of Polyfuze Graphics Corp. (on left) with Marty Mares.
Previous
Next

As part of the event, Polyfuze VP of Branding and Commercial Development / Marty Mares was a featured Speaker on the topic of Regulatory Requirements of Labeling Polyolefin: Past, Present and Future. The summary of this presentation was simple; Industry Standards need to be updated, and new Technologies Need to be developed and recognized.

Why? Because, Industry Standards being used for labeling Low Surface Energy (LSE) olefin plastic, were written decades ago when steel and aluminum were the dominant materials used in world-wide manufacturing. During the past few decades however, Low Surface Energy (LSE) plastic has replaced metal in most areas of manufacturing. This is mostly polymers like polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE).

Equally important to the need for Industry Standards to be updated, new technologies like Polymer Fusion Labeling should be understood by folks in the Electric Vehicle industry who would benefit from the value proposition of a brand or warning label that is guaranteed to remain in place for the life of any durable product made from Low Surface Energy (LSE) olefin plastic.

Polymer Fusion Labeling by Polyfuze is currently featured on over 20 vehicle platforms and counting in the automotive industry.

To learn why companies like GM and Ford have chosen this unique new technology, contact Polyfuze Graphics Corporation at 928-634-8888.

Related Articles

Functions of Labeling: Why is Labeling Important?
Labeling is immensely important in today’s world. Think about how many major brands and products are recognized just from looking at branding labels, or how a single label can make a product stand out from the crowd and attract attention. Miller Zell Conducted a Study showing that 60% of shoppers brand choices occur at the time […]
Close-up of plastic polymer granules, hand hold Polymer pellet, polymer plastic, compound polymer, Technology product of plastic chemical, green polymer, resin from petrochemical,
Polymer Fusion is the science of fusing two polymer-based objects together into a single component (kind of like polymer ‘welding’). The most common use for this emerging technology is permanent labeling of plastic, where a plastic label is fused with a plastic part, a process known as Polymer Fusion Labeling. Why Polymer Fusion Is Becoming […]
Round Adhesive Duct Tape Roll Branding Mockup
Labeling is a very important part of business, and labels can help with everything from marketing products to informing customers about ingredients, contents, health risks, and more. And when it comes to making labels and applying them to products and packaging manufactured from polyolefin thermoplastics, different methods may be used, including polymer fusion labeling, adhesive […]
Military Labeling Standards: What Is MIL-STD-130?
When selling any kind of product to the United States Department of Defense, it’s important to have a full understanding of military labeling standards like MIL-STD-130, otherwise known as Identification Marking of U.S. Military Property. In this guide, we’ll explain what MIL-STD-130 is and how it works. What Is MIL-STD 130? MIL-STD-130, or Identification Marking […]
What Are Heat Transfer Labels? What Alternatives Are There?
Do you use Heat Transfers for decorating your Olefin products?  Have you ever given thought to the real cost of that decorating method and how it can adversely affect your production capacity and profits? There are so many variables that can go into processing your injection molded products and many of them can’t directly be […]

Easy To Apply - Polyfuze Labeling Using the VERSAFLEX System

Easy To Apply Polyfuze Labels - Using Standard Hot Stamp / Heat Transfer Equipment

Free SEM Analysis Data For Fusion Labeling!

Complete the form below and we will send you the full SEM Analysis data to help you learn why Fusion Labeling can help solve your polyolefin labeling problems.