As a disruptive polymer technology company, Polyfuze provides advanced Fusion Labeling Technology for polyolefins like Polypropylene, Polyethylene and Structural Foam for reusable packaging and commercial products such as:
Polyfuze labeling has played an important role in these products, working with companies such as Rehrig Pacific, Kroger, Unarco, Monoflo, Scenic Road, and S & A Molders. Since it is the only Fusion Labeling Technology in the world that is compatible to be truly permanent, durable and fused into hard-to-decorate polyolefins, this means that it won’t fail when other label methods do from in-the-field conditions like UV and weather, cleaning or chemical exposures.
Why do standard labels applied to polyolefin plastics like Polypropylene, Polyethylene and Structural Foam used in Outdoor Power Equipment components not meet OEM and Industry label requirements? Because like Teflon®, nothing wants to stick to them.
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.
Plastics play a very important role in the preparation, growth, harvesting, delivery and shopping of food that most people don’t really understand or grasp.
Fully recyclable polyolefin plastics are utilized every day by OEM’s to make tractors lighter and more fuel efficient, water and sprayer tanks more durable, hydroponic/aeroponic growing systems easier to manufacture, and produce totes, bakery trays, milk and beverage crates re-useable and returnable to help keep their costs down which in turn keeps our costs down.
Polyolefin plastics are also used in the shopping carts we use to hunt and gather as we make our way through the isles at our local grocery or retail store.
Industrial Designers and Engineers chose these plastics specifically for their ability to stand up against chemicals, various harsh environments and heavy impacts while lasting 10 years or more, the normal life expectancy for most of these products.
The resistant nature of LSE polyolefin plastics makes them the perfect plastic for these types of products that must endure all types of abuses. But ironically, it’s that same resistant nature that keeps labels from sticking or bonding to the surface. That means Brands names, logos, and safety/warning labels have no chance to endure once they get past the initial decorative process at the factory and are introduced into the real world.
Re-usable & returnable beverage crates, baking trays, produce crates, supply chain pallets, food service items, water tanks and more need permanent Brands names, warning labels and shipping/tracking information that can endure the constant abuse of impacts, abrasion, pressure washing, cleaning chemicals, dishwashing cycles, various UV and moisture environments including contact with fuels, oils and other chemicals. We can tell you with confidence that there is no method of labeling today that can survive this magnitude of abuse whether it’s pressure-sensitive adhesive, hot stamp foil, heat transfer or in mold label (IML), even if they’re called permanent.
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