Military/Defense
Protective Cases

Military/
Defense
Protective
Cases

Labeling Solutions

Military Defense
Military Defense

Engineered specifically for low surface energy military & defense durable polymer products to exceed performance for track & trace, barcode, branding, & safety/warning labels.

Engineered specifically for low surface energy military & defense durable polymer products to exceed performance for track & trace, barcode, branding, & safety/warning labels.

Adhesion-Based Shortcomings

Why Other Methods Fail

Military and defense protective containers of the past were primarily manufactured of metal. Today, most of these cases, containers, mounting racks, cargo boxes, and more have been designed to withstand heavy tactical use, rough transport, and extreme environments and are thus produced from much more cost-effective polyolefin thermoplastics like high-density polyethylene plastic (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP). These plastics are chosen specifically for their superior performance that includes resistance to damage, imperviousness to harsh temperatures and UV, chemical and solvent resistance, pressure wash resistance, and long service life.

However, the performance properties that make polyolefin thermoplastics such a versatile material for defense and military protective cases also makes them problematic for common “adhesion-based” labeling methods (pressure-sensitive adhesive, in-mold, hot stamp foil, heat transfer, silkscreen, pad printing, and more) that are intended to be on the product for life use. Polyolefin thermoplastics more closely resemble the “stick-resistant” properties of Teflon® than they do of other plastics, which is one of the reasons they are chosen in the first place.

According to MIL-STD-130N DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE STANDARD PRACTICE IDENTIFICATION MARKING OF U.S. MILITARY PROPERTY, “direct identification markings and plates, bands, tags, or identification labels used shall be as permanent as the normal life expectancy (minimum 3 years) of the item and be capable of withstanding the environmental tests and cleaning procedures specified for the item to which it is affixed.”

The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.211-7003 further states “Unique item identifier (UII)” means a set of data elements permanently marked on an item that is globally unique and unambiguous and never changes in order to provide traceability of the item throughout its total life cycle.”

Unfortunately, due to an inability to permanently affix to polyolefin thermoplastics, adhesion-based labeling methods cannot currently meet the requirement of MIL-SPEC standards. Real-world examples consistently prove this as track / traceability and accounting of costly military equipment goes missing.

The Polyfuze Difference

Polymer Fusion
Labeling Technology
For Military/Defense
Protective Cases

Where adhesion and other labeling methods fail, Polymer Fusion Labels exceed MIL-SPEC standards and outperform adhesive-based and mechanical bond labeling methods because they were engineered specifically for low surface energy polyolefin thermoplastics.

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.

Military Defense Performance
Military Defense Performance

Performance Attributes

  • Fully compatible with low surface energy polyolefin thermoplastics (no substrates, inks, or adhesives are used)
  • 100% polymer fusion melds at molecular level with low surface energy polymers
  • Impervious to harsh environments, chemicals, sanitation processes, environments with moisture, solvents, water, pressure-washing, and extreme temperatures.
  • Compliant with MIL-STD standards
  • Anti-counterfeit & authentication capability
  • Life-use track & trace labeling solutions
  • Lifetime Guarantee
Military Defense Scope

Applications

  • Collection
  • Transportation
  • Storage Services
  • Treatment & Disposal Services
  • Recycling Services
  • Military Cases
  • Containers
  • Mounting Racks
  • Cargo Boxes
  • More
Military Defense Applications

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