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Fusion Labeling Test Data

Tape Test ASTM D3359-09 Crosshatch

ASTM D3359-09 Crosshatch with tape test.

Result: Zero Variation from Baseline / ASTM D3359-09 5B Classification 0% loss

QUV Accelerated Weatherometer
Test

ASTM D4587-11 2000 hr. cycle, 8 hr. 70° C (158° F) with an Irridiance of 1.4hr. at 50° C (122° F) condensation.

Result: Zero Variation from Baseline / ASTM D3359-09 5B Classification 0% loss

Pressure Washing Test

3 minutes at 1200 psi, 49° C (120° F) maximum temperature, 25° nozzle angle, 1-2” distance.

Result: Zero Variation from Baseline / ASTM D3359-09 5B Classification 0% loss

Extreme Temperature Exposure
Tests

First conducted an ASTM D3359-09 Test. Exposed test coupon to Low/High Temperature Cycle Test – 2 hrs. -40°C (-40°F) followed by 2 hrs. at 77°C (170°F) repeated for total of 120 hrs.

Result: Zero Variation from Baseline / ASTM D3359-09 5B Classification 0% loss

Flex Tests

240 hours of continuous flexing at 21°C (70°F) then tape tested.

Result: Zero Variation from Baseline / ASTM D3359-09 5B Classification 0% loss

Chemical & Hydrocarbon Resistance Tests

200+ hour full immersion soak in different chemicals at 21°C (70°F), which included Gasoline, Diesel, 2 Cycle Engine Oil, Lacquer Thinner, Brake Fluid, Turpentine, Kerosene, Muriatic Acid 20 baume 31.45%, Alkali Solution, Salt Water, Water Immersion and then tape tested.

Result: Zero Variation from Baseline / ASTM D3359-09 5B Classification 0% loss

All aforementioned tests were originally developed for testing labels applied to high surface energy (HSE) stainless steel, aluminum and glass panels as the test substrate. Since the 1990’s however, polyolefin plastics have overtaken metals and composites as the material of choice for durable product manufacturing and yet, testing has never been updated to reflect that monumental change.

Test data reports available from varieties of suppliers indicate label samples applied to stainless steel, aluminum, or glass prior to testing, not low surface energy polyolefin substrates even though those labels have been specifically sourced for use on polyolefin thermoplastics. To learn more about the truth and history of labeling standards, download the whitepaper below.

Download The Full Polyfuze Test Data Report

All tests were Conducted on Polyfuze Labels Applied
to Low Surface energy (LSE) Polyolefin Coupons