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Labels engineered to weather the grueling extremes and strenuous jobs performed by outdoor power / lawn garden equipment daily.

Labels engineered to weather the grueling extremes and strenuous jobs performed by outdoor power / lawn garden equipment daily.

Weatherproof Labels for Outdoor Power / Lawn and Garden Equipment

Power equipment such as residential and commercial lawn mowers, small engines, battery power systems, UTV’s, golf cars and personal transport vehicles are all encompassed under the Outdoor Power Equipment banner which serves industries such as police & fire, landscaping, municipal operations, logging, outdoor recreation and more.

Over the past 30+ years, traditional materials like metals have been replaced by lower cost, more efficient and durable, cost-effective polyolefin thermoplastics for various products, parts and components used in the manufacture of this equipment such as high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP).

These plastics exhibit superior performance properties over that of metals and are intended to withstand several years of use and abuse while enduring extended exposure to UV, extreme hot and cold temperatures, chemicals, oils, washing / sanitizing processes and more. And because use of outdoor power equipment is inherently hazardous in nature, the durability and performance of permanent safety and warning labeling that meets life-use is just as imperative as the product itself.

Why Other Methods Fail

Yet, the performance properties that make polyolefin thermoplastics so versatile in the manufacture of outdoor power equipment simultaneously 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 is because polyolefin thermoplastics closely resemble the “stick-resistant” nature of Teflon®, completely opposite of the materials that these products used to be manufactured from. This nature renders adhesion-based labeling methods ineffective as they’re both resistant and incompatible with these thermoplastics. Real-world proof consistently shows that these labeling methods cannot meet the life-use requirement necessary whether for safety / warning, informative or even branding. Labels in the field end up fading, peeling, disintegrating, and falling off during pressure washing or other exposures, a problem that only accelerates when products are subjected to even harsher environments.

Polymer Fusion
Labeling Technology
For Outdoor Power / Lawn and Garden Equipment

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.

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 outdoor power / lawn and garden equipment products may be exposed to.

The result is permanent labeling for Lawn Mowers, Garden Products, UTVs, Golf Carts, Personal Transport Vehicles, Landscaping Equipment, Municipal Operations, Logging, Outdoor Recreation and other outdoor power equipment parts and components that cannot be lifted, separated, or removed for the life-use of the product.

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 outdoor power equipment and lawn/garden 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 outdoor power equipment and lawn/garden products.
  • Lifetime Guarantee.
  • RFID Coming Soon.

Applications

  • Lawn/Garden
  • UTVs
  • Golf Carts
  • Personal Transport Vehicles
  • Landscaping Equipment
  • Municipal Operations
  • Logging
  • Outdoor Recreation

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