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For Track/Traceability on LSE Polyolefin Thermoplastics
(Barcode, UID, DataMatrix, QR Code, RFID)

Every year, billions of reusable packaging products are manufactured from polyolefin thermoplasticstotes such as pallets, bins, crates, drums and other custom solutions.

Every year, billions of reusable packaging products are manufactured from polyolefin thermoplasticstotes such as pallets, bins, crates, drums and other custom solutions.

What It’s Used For

Industries Using Reusable Packaging

Users: retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, processors, growers, distribution and logistics providers, and government agencies.

Manufacturers: pallets, containers, crates, totes, IBCs, drums, tanks, dunnage, racks, carts, dollies, and cargo protection.

Suppliers / Service Providers: washing & sanitizing equipment and services, sort and return services, asset repair, technology equipment and services, raw materials, engineering & design, and transportation & logistics.

Adhesion-Based Shortcomings

Why Other Methods Fail

There’s one major problem however! 10%-40% of reusable packaging goes missing each year due to loss of track / traceability on those products.

Why is that? Ironically, the performance properties that make polyolefin thermoplastics such a versatile material for reusables also make them problematic for common “adhesion-based” track/trace labeling methods available today (e.g. pressure-sensitive adhesive, in-mold, hot stamp foil, heat transfer, silk screen, pad printing and more) that are intended to be on the product for life use.

When track/traceable labels (e.g. barcodes, UID’s, Data- Matrix, QR Codes, RFID Tags and more) become damaged or fail completely, the only result is missing reusables and associated costs.

“Real World” results prove that common labeling methods are continuously failing their duty (branding, warning, tracking/tracing, informative, anti-counterfeit, anti-theft, authentication, and more) on polyolefin thermoplastic products, parts, and components that are dependent upon every day and it’s costing the industry millions.

Could it be that 10%-40% of missing reusables are due in part to failing track/trace labeling?

Of course, that would come as no surprise as both reusables and their labeling are consistently being subjected to extremely harsh environments (sanitation cycles, extreme temperatures, chemicals, moisture, UV, etc.) numerous times annually throughout their lifespan which renders “adhesion-based” methods unsustainable.

The fact is, not only does the reusable industry require that track/traceable labeling be in place for the life of the product, the various industries reusables serve solely depend on it, meaning label failure is not an option.

There is however a better alternative!

The Polyfuze Difference

Polymer Fusion
Technology

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 track and traceable mark on plastic that cannot be lifted, separated or removed for the life of the product no matter the environment or exposure.

For track/traceability labeling where longevity, durability and permanence matters most, Polyfuze’s industry-leading Lifetime Guarantee means peace of mind knowing Polymer Fusion Technology has your back for the next 5-10 years of a reusables life, and beyond.

Polymer Fusion Labeling is fully recyclable with polyolefin thermoplastic products at end-of-life use.

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