UTV’s / ATV’s are expected to perform in excess of 15 years. Likewise, their Warning / Instructional labels are expected to keep us safe just as long.
Yet, the Adhesion-Based labeling OEMs are relying on to keep us safe fails to meet required label specifications, especially when used on polyolefin plastics; (i.e. Polyethylene and Polypropylene) jeopardizing our safety and leaving OEM’s vulnerable to litigation.
4.16.2 Durability. Labels shall meet the expected life requirements of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standard ANSI Z535.4-2007, Product Safety Signs and Labels.
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.