Heat Transfers, Hot Stamp Foils & Adhesive Stickers all have one thing in common! They are all comprised of adhesive based layers printed with standard inks and protective hard coatings. IML’s bond only at the base layer. Ultimately, exposing any of the protective layers leaves these methods susceptible to damage and failure over the life of the products use as it exposes the adhesion and bonding layers underneath to solvents, fuels, UV, rain, pressure washing and life-use. When labels fail, Branding is lost, consumers are exposed to safety risk and manufacturers/OEM’s to litigation.
Other Label alternatives might be cheaper, but add up replacement costs and risk and you’ll find that they cost considerably more than using just one Polyfuze label.
* Thermoplastic LSE Polyolefin Plastics used in durable goods applications have a high coefficient of thermal expansion (they expand and contract with changes in temperature) and a high rate of outgassing (emit VOC’s). Thus, incompatible labels have difficulty “sticking” or “bonding” during decorating operations that become worse when exposed to mechanical, chemical and environmental inputs in which label failures are inevitable.
† Because Polyfuze Labels are made from compatible materials, they fuse into LSE Polyolefins permanently which means they cannot be removed by mechanical, chemical or environmental inputs apart from destroying the product it’s fused to. Unlike other methods, no surface pre-treatment of LSE polyolefins materials is necessary prior to labeling or decorating.
$ Adding up the total cost of Scrap, Re-Labeling, Additional Labor can be costly. Loss of Brand Image and Brand Identity is immeasurable as it must account for loss of things such as Perception of Value, WOM (Word Of Mouth), Quality, Durable Goods Longevity and more. Brand Identity is also weighted by the permanency of safety/warning labels! If they fail, it puts consumers at a safety risk while placing manufacturers and OEM’s at potential risk of litigation.