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HEADQUARTERS
Polyonics, Inc.

28 Industrial Park Drive
Westmoreland N.H. 03467
Ph: +1.603.352.1415
Fax: +1.603.352.1936
Email: info@polyonics.com

Toll Free: (888) 765-9669

SINGAPORE
Polyonics Pte Ltd

Richfield Industrial Centre
120 Eunos Avenue 7, #01-01
Singapore, 409574
Ph: 65-6542-5484
Fax: 65-6542-5185
Email: infoasia@polyonics.com

SHANGHAI
Polyonics, Inc.

Unit 1004A Xin Cheng Mansion
No. 167 Jiangning Road
Shanghai, China 200041
Phone 86-21-6258-0571
Fax: 86-21-6258-0579
Email: infoasia@polyonics.com

DONGGUAN
Polyonics, Inc.
Asia Technical Center
Fuwei Mansion Rm 411
Hongtu Road 88
Nancheng District
Dongguan, Guangdong, China 523078
Phone: 86.755.8825.0441
Fax: 86.755.8825.2429
Email: infoasia@polyonics.com

Laser Markable Polyimide
Label Materials

Polyonics new family of UL approved laser markable label materials (LML) represents the next generation in high temperature, harsh environment label technology. The Polyonics (LML) products are constructed from highly durable polyimide films that can be ablated with a wide variety of popular low power lasers to provide long term durability and improved readability. The LML products include high strength pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) and a variety of liners for die cutting.

Optimizes Direct Part Marking
The unique Polyonics LML materials are designed to optimize any direct part marking system (DPM) and help lower manufacturing costs. LML materials improve read rates of DPMs by increasing bar code contrast. They also allow manufacturers to capture QC and test data by directly marking the labels in process. In addition, using LML materials in concert with DPMs helps simplify the rework process by allowing relabeling and repositioning of bar codes.

High Temperature Alternative to PET and Acrylic
Polyimide is the material of choice for applications involving extreme temperatures and direct exposure to harsh chemicals. Now with the Polyonics polyimide LMLs, manufacturers can dramatically improve the long term durability of their labeling in the harshest of applications.

Applications

  • High resolution 2D & linear bar codes
  •  Tested to the GMW14573 and GM6121M automotive under-the-hood label performance requirements. (Download a complete GM 14573/1621M automotive label test report.)
  • UL approved high temperature asset tracking
  • Labeling for harsh environments including strong chemicals
  • UDI medical/pharmaceutical labeling
  • Electronics tracking
  • DOD/IUID military asset tracking
  • Labels for low surface energy (polymers, resins, plastics, etc.) and high surface energy (metals, cermics, glass, etc.) materials.
  • High abrasion areas

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Product Selection

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Product
Film/face
Adhesive2
Total Thickness
Applications
Description
XF-670
25µm Black Antistatic Polyimide
25µm High Temperature, Low Surface Energy Acrylic
66µm
Harsh Environment Tracking, Automotive Under-the_Hood1, IUID, UDL Low Surface Energy (LSE) Materials, Plastics, etc. High Temperature & Harsh Chemical Resistant ESD Black Top Coat. Halogen Free, REACH and RoHS Compliant. Min. Application Temperature: 32°F
Temperature Range: -40° to 260°C
XF-671
25µm TrueWhite Polyimide
25µm High Temperature, Low Surface Energy Acrylic
58µm
Harsh Environment Tracking, Automotive Under-the-Hood1, IUID, UDI, LSE Materials, Plastics, etc. High Temperature & Harsh Chemical Resistant White Top Coat. Halogen Free, REACH and RoHS Compliant. Min. Application Temperature: 32°F
Temperature Range: -40° to 260°C
XF-672
25µm TrueWhite Polyimide
25µm High Temperature, Low Surface Energy Acrylic
66µm
Harsh Environment Tracking, Automotive Under-the-Hood1, IUID, UDI, LSE Materials, Plastics, etc. Low Soot Abrasion Resistant White Top Coat. Halogen Free, REACH and RoHS Compliant. Min. Application Temperature: 32°F
Temperature Range: -40° to 260°C
XF-537
25µm Black Antistatic Polyimide
25µm High Temperature Acrylic
66µm
Electronics/PCB Tracking, High Surface Energy (HSE) Materials, Metals, Glass, Ceramics, etc. High Temperature & Harsh Chemical Resistant ESD Black Top Coat. UL approved Halogen Free, REACH and RoHS Compliant. Min. Application Temperature: 50°F
Temperature Range:
-40° to 260°C
XF-538
25µm TrueWhite Polyimide
25µm High Temperature Acrylic
58µm
Electronics/PCB Tracking, HSE Materials, Metals, Glass, Ceramics, etc High Temperature & Harsh Chemical Resistant White Top Coat. UL approved Halogen Free, REACH and RoHS Compliant. Min. Application Temperature: 50°F
Temperature Range:
-40° to 260°C
XF-539
25µm TrueWhite Polyimide
25µm High Temperature Acrylic
66µm
Electronics/PCB Tracking, HSE Materials, Metals, Glass, Ceramics, etc. Low Soot Abrsion Resistant White Top Coat. UL approved Halogen Free, REACH and RoHS Compliant. Low Soot. Min. Application Temperature: 50°F
Temperature Range:
-40° to 260°C

1Download a complete GM 14573/1621M automotive label test report
2LML materials can be configured with glassine or PET liners. Silicone PSAs are also available for ultra-High temperature applications.

Laser Systems Partners

Partner are crucial to a seamless and successful laser marking system. Polyonics has worked closely with the following, leading laser system manufactureres whom have thoroughly tested our LML products on their systems.

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To learn more about these unique laser markable materials, call our technical experts at (603)352-1415 or request information

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LML Features & Benefits
  • Can be ablated by low powered CO2 YAG, UV, Vanadate and fiber diode lasers.
  • Produces high definition 2D and linear bar code images
  • TrueWhite™ and black LML options
  • High Strength Acrylic & Low Surface Energy PSAs with liners for die cutting
  • Increased contrast improves readability of laser marked 2D and linear bar codes
  • High durability and increased temperature & chemical resistances for long term survival in harsh environments
  • Tested to the GMW14573 & GM6121M automotive label requirements1
  • UL approved for PCB applications
  • Rework and/or repositioning of laser marked images
  • Black LML provides antistatic protection including static dissipative surface resistance (104 to 109 Ohms) and low peel voltage (<100v)
  • Halogen free, REACH and RoHS compliant
  • Superior to traditional thermal transfer printed labels in
    • High temperature resistance
    • Chemical tolerant
    • Abrasion resistance
LML Industries & Markets
  • Automotive under-the-hood exposure to gas, wiper fluid, oil, antifreeze, washes, etc.
  • UID military asset tracking
  • Electronics ID and asset tracking for components, devices and assemblies.
News

Polyonics Introduces Laser Markable Label Materials for Harsh Automotive Under-the-Hood Applications
Polyonics has introduced new black and TrueWhite™ laser markable label materials (LML), tested to the GMW 14573 and GM 6121M performance requirements for automotive under-the-hood label applications. These unique materials can be easily ablated by a wide variety of low power lasers, provide flexible, high temperature alternatives to polyester and acrylic LMLs and are more durable than traditional thermal transfer printed label materials.

Polyonics Introduces New True-white Laser Markable Label Material With Enhanced Durability for Applications Involving High Temperatures and Harsh Chemicals
Polyonics has developed the first true-white laser markable label material for harsh applications that combines a high temperature and dimensionally stable polyimide film together with a durable cross linked white top coat. The new material can be easily ablated with a wide variety of low power lasers to produce a label that far exceeds the durability of polyester (PET) and acrylic laser markable laser materials as well as thermal transfer printed label materials.

Polyonics Introduces Laser Markable Black Polyimide Label Material
Polyonics new laser markable black polyimide label material (LML) can be easily ablated with a wide variety of popular low power laser systems. The new LML material provides higher contrast bar codes and alpha numeric characters compared to direct part marking and longer term durability and improved readability compared to traditional thermal transfer printed labels for applications involving high temperatures and harsh environments.