Polyfuze Disruptive Fusion Labeling Technology offers the world’s only solution for difficult to label polyolefin thermoplastics like Polypropylene, Polyethylene and more for:
In 2016, Polyfuze was approached by Fisher & Paykel (owned by Haier Appliances) with a need to label Polypropylene touchscreen control components on their new line of dishwasher drawers. Being a “high touch” component of the washer, the label required posed significant reliability demands.
Polyfuze Fusion Labeling, along with three other standard label sources, underwent testing for Abrasion (in-house), Adhesion per ASTM D3359 Crosshatch Tape Test, and Immersion per UL 749.
In conclusion, only Polyfuze achieved top scores in each category. As Fisher & Paykel stated on their report summary “Observations confirm viability of Polyfuze’s own test data report. Polyfuze is indeed an advanced performer for long-term polypropylene graphics longevity.”
Along with with Fisher & Paykel, Polyfuze partners with Whirlpool, Haier, Rubbermaid and other consumer and children’s products Brands providing the world’s only Fusion Labeling Technology that solves problems.
Label systems claiming permanence for marking and labeling of durable products manufactured from (production intent) polyolefin thermoplastics must be validation tested on said polyolefin thermoplastic coupons in lieu of Standards Specified stainless steel, aluminum or glass coupons.
Different from standard Adhesion Label Technologies where the primary action is surface adhesion of two different materials attempting to glue together, Polymer Fusion Labeling Technology is at the molecular level creating one piece of fused inseparable Olefin plastic.
How Does It Work?
Pigmented Polymer (Fusion Label) is molecularly fused to Olefinic Plastic (Product) using heat/pressure via standard Hot Stamp / Heat Transfer / VersaFlex Technology.
The fusion reaction takes place quickly during this process resulting in the two plastics coming together (Melting/Joining) and then quickly cooling once complete.
Damaged Labels Lead To Safety Issues and Diminished Perception of Brand Value
Ever notice the half-torn labels on diaper changing stations in the public bathrooms or the Brand name labels missing from restaurant highchairs? Safety labels missing from playground equipment, child car seats and sports equipment? Smudged labels on tools and toolboxes, home appliances and even your roll out cart trashcan at home? Polyolefin Consumer Goods and Children’s products are susceptible to a variety of exposures. Cleaning chemicals, fuels, oils, UV, moisture, heat and cold.
Branding and Safety/Warning labels are only effective in at doing their job if they remain in place for the life use of polyolefin product!
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