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Polymer Fusion Labeling Technology for Powersports

Eliminate the worry and litigation of failed warning labels on Polyethylene, Polypropylene, and TPO components.

Today's PowerSports

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.

Non-Polyfuze Warning Labels Shown Below On
2017 - 2021 Rental Vehicles

POWERSPORTS LABEL REQUIREMENTS

4.16 Labels. ROVs shall be equipped with labels as described in this section.

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.

ANSI Z535.4-2011 v. 10.1

10.1 Expected Life. Product safety signs or labels shall have a reasonable expected life with good color stability, symbol legibility, and word message legibility as described in Section 8.2. Reasonable expected life shall take into consideration whether the safety sign is permanent or temporary, the expected life of the product, and the foreseeable environment of use.

"Failure to Warn."

The Supreme Court, essentially recognized that while generally, manufacturers are strictly liable for failing to warn, that duty is discharged where a sufficient warning is made because it can be reasonably assumed the warning will be read-(Rest.2d Torts, § 402A, com. j, p. 353.)

The Solution
Polymer Fusion Labeling Technology

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.

Why Choose Polyfuze Fusion Labeling vs. Adhesive Labels

Incompatible Materials

Polymer Fusion Labels and the polyolefin components are made of the same material. When fused, they are both compatible, resulting in no rejection from the plastic substrate.

Sun Exposure

Polymer fusion Labels have been tested on our facility’s roof for 6-10 years, being exposed to constant AZ QV and Heat. With zero variation from baseline

Temperature Changes

Since the Polyfuze label is actually plastic, it will expand and contract with the plastic it is fused with. Eliminated ripping and bubbling of labels.

Wear and Tear

Polyfuze Labels are as durable as the plastic they are fused with. Only way to remove the label is to destroy the component it is fused with.

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Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

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Doug Hassell - Crossfire Boats

“We looked at other options but didn’t want to go with a labeling system that would eventually end up falling off or fading with time or exposure to the weather and elements.”
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Eddy Plowman - C&A Pro Skis

"Polyfuze Graphics helped C&A Pro Skis transition from a cumbersome manual process to an automated application. This change reduced our costs significantly and increased our out-going quality. Polyfuze Graphics went above and beyond in numerous ways. We would highly recommend Polyfuze Graphics as your supplier of choice."
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