PVC is the third largest-selling commodity plastic in the world after polyethylene and polypropylene. PVC’s low cost, excellent durability and process ability make it the material of choice for dozens of industries, such as, health care, IT, transport, textiles and construction. Being that PVC is widely used, how do you label a PVC based product to make it actually last and standout from the crowd?
Historically, standard heat transfers, hot stamp foils, in-mold labels, pad or screen prints and even stickers have tried it, but none of them can claim what Polyfuze Graphics® labeling technology can. Polyfuze HT™ heat transfer is the latest technology and is becoming the new standard over other heat transfers, in-mold labels, foils and more for flexible PVC and olefin materials.
Polyfuze Graphics® Corporation, with its troubleshooting and innovative R&D department, has come up with a truly permanent labeling solution for a variety of flexible PVC formulations. The new Polyfuze HT labeling technology utilizes standard hot stamping machinery for application, but the graphic is not comprised of inks, adhesives or clear coats like those used in other labeling methods. The Polyfuze HT for flexible PVC is comprised of olefin-based materials, which completely undergoes full fusion of the colored pigmentation into the surface of the plastic.
Jason Brownell, VP of Sales at Polyfuze Graphics states “when you are fusing a Polyfuze HT into the surface of PVC, it literally becomes one piece of flexible material. You are fusing two like materials together with heat and the result is one piece of material pigmented two different ways.”
Given that some PVC’s are flexible materials means that any materials that try to bond with them must be able to stretch, melt and flex with them in motion without any loss of color. Polyfuze HT labeling technology passes this test and is also able to withstand temperature fluctuations, weathering and chemical tests proving it withstands the same resistance as the PVC material itself.
A Repeatable Secondary Process for Labeling Flexible PVC
Using standard hot stamp equipment and a simple photo eye registration device allows the Polyfuze graphic to become a precise and repeatable secondary process for labeling flexible PVC and olefin based parts. With some simple parameters set for heat, time and pressure, proper fusion of a Polyfuze graphic is easily attained into the surface of the flexible PVC part. Contact Polyfuze Graphics Corporation today to learn more about how Polyfuze HT™ technology can outperform other decorating methods that you may have already tried. Or ask us about testing our graphic on your materials.