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Labels engineered for durable consumer products that withstand the day in and day out.

Labels engineered for durable consumer products that withstand the day in and day out.

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Durable Consumer Product Labels

Three years! That’s the minimum requirement Durable Consumer Products are expected to last and be utilized without consumers needing to purchase them again.

Engineers of these products design them to have a long lifespan that includes withstanding a variety of climates, temperatures, and exposures which means most of them are manufactured using durable and cost-effective polyolefin thermoplastics in lieu of expensive metals and composites.

Products can range from household items like washers & dryers to commercial products like dustpans & mop buckets. Even hobbyist items like kayaks & coolers make the list.

Why Other Methods Fail

Many of these durable and reusable products are made from low surface energy polyolefin thermoplastics such as high-density polyethylene plastic (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP). These plastics are chosen specifically for their superior performance properties that include long service life with resistance to damage, chemicals, UV exposure and washing / sanitizing processes.

These performance properties that make polyolefin thermoplastics such a versatile material for durable consumer products also make 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 these products for life use.

The reason! Polyolefin thermoplastics more closely resemble the “stick-resistant” properties of Teflon® than other polymers rendering adhesion-based labeling methods ineffective as they’re both resistant and incompatible. Real-world proof consistently shows that these labeling methods cannot meet the life-use requirement necessary whether for safety / warning, informative or even branding.

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Polymer Fusion
Labeling Technology
For Durable Consumer
Products

Consumer Products of fusion labeling

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.

During application, the Polymer Fusion Label and the polyolefin thermoplastic component simultaneously reach melt-point, causing a fusion reaction.

The result is permanent labeling for Home Appliances, Residential / Commercial Playground Equipment, Tools & Toolboxes, Sports Equipment, Kayaks, Coolers, 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.

Where adhesion and other labeling methods continue to fail, Polymer Fusion Labels were engineered specifically for 100% compatibility and 100% recyclability with all polyolefin thermoplastics. They have been proven to exceed performance and durability standards no matter the use or environment consumer products may be exposed to.

Polyfuze™ Polymer Fusion
Label Technology

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The standards referenced within this specification covers the means to test and measure performance characteristics of labeling for Fisher & Paykel dishdrawer appliances.
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Performance Attributes

  • Fully compatible with low surface energy polyolefin thermoplastics (no substrates, inks, or adhesives are used).
  • 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 durable consumer products.
  • Hygienic, flush polymer fusion finish. No topical, layered edges, no adhesive residues, meaning no place for microbes to harbor and thrive.
  • 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 durable consumer products.
  • Lifetime Guarantee.
  • RFID Coming Soon.
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Certifications

  • Labels for home appliances
  • Labels for playground equipment
  • Labels for tools & toolboxes
  • Labels for sports equipment
Download Polyfuze Test Data for Durable Consumer Goods
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