In case products pose a possible risk of injury or death when used, it’s the manufacturer burdened with the “duty to warn” (the conveying of safety/warning information to the user). Thus, labeling performs an essential and liable role.
When products pose possible risk of injury or death when used, it’s the manufacturer burdened with “duty to warn” (the conveying of safety/warning information to the user). Thus, labeling performs an essential and liable role.
Why Other Methods Fail
However, affixing safety/warning labeling to products manufactured of polyolefin thermoplastics (polyethylene, polypropylene, TPV’s, TPO’s, TPE’s and more) can be tricky!
Why? Performance properties making polyolefin thermoplastics so versatile compared to other materials (resistance to chemicals, fuels, extreme temperatures, and UV, long life durability, substantial cost savings) also makes them problematic for common “adhesion-based” labeling methods available today (e.g. pressure-sensitive adhesive, in-mold, hot stamp foil, heat transfer, silk screen, pad printing and more).
Similar to Teflon®, nothing can stick permanently to polyolefin thermoplastics and that’s a problem for manufacturers and consumers alike. When it comes to safety/warning information, there can be no compromise.
What’s It Used For
Industries Utilizing Safety / Warning Labeling
Fact is, failed labeling can lead to “Failure To Warn” litigation cases against manufacturers when damaged or missing information leads to accidental injury or death.
Not only do federal agencies like OSHA and CPSC give specific requirements on warning labeling, multiple safety labeling standards and industry-specific manufacturing standards all use similar “must be permanent” verbiage dictating how these labels are intended to perform.
Unfortunately, permanent doesn’t mean permanent anymore as “real world” results are consistently proving that common labeling methods are failing their duty to convey safety/warning information to consumers on polyolefin thermoplastic products, parts and components depended upon every day. To say it’s costing both OEM’s and consumers would be an understatement as litigation and injuries continue to prevail.
This comes as no surprise! Not only is the Teflon-like surface of polyolefin thermoplastics rejecting adhesion from the outset, the products and labeling are then repeatedly being subjected to all sorts of harsh environments (power washing, cleaners, fuels, oils, solvents, extreme temperatures, moisture, uv, and more) causing these “adhesion-based” methods to fail.
There is a better alternative!
The Polyfuze Difference
Technology for Warning Labels
Our technology is the science of merging two separate polyolefin thermoplastic polymers together (polyolefin label + polyolefin product) utilizing melt point, time and pressure producing a singular piece of plastic without the use of adhesives, tie layers, bonding agents or secondary surface treatments.
Polymer Fusion Technology was specifically engineered for perfect compatibility with polyolefin thermoplastic products, parts, and components to deliver unrivaled lifelong performance.
During application, the Polymer Fusion Label and polyolefin thermoplastic product simultaneously reach melt point causing a “fusion reaction.” The result – a permanent safety/warning labels on plastic that cannot be lifted, separated or removed for the life of the product no matter the environment or for warning labeling where longevity, durability, and permanence matter most, Polyfuze’s industry-leading Lifetime Guarantee means peace of mind knowing Polymer Fusion Technology has OEM and consumers backs for the life of those products being manufactured.
Polymer Fusion Labeling is fully recyclable with polyolefin thermoplastic products at end-of-life use.
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