For Printed Circuit Board Process (PCB)
Polyonics offers color polyimide labels that are coated with a permanent pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive and a high opacity, medium gloss topcoat available in 6 tinted colors pink, yellow, orange, blue, green and violet. They are thermal transfer printable and scan with both visible and IR scanners and are available in 1 & 2 mil. Barcode labels made from these colored polyimide materials demonstrate excellent performance in lead-free wave solder environments and have a temperature range between -40° to 550°F (-40°C to 287°C).
Polyonics colored polyimide label materials are designed for barcode or alphanumeric identification of PCB's or related electronic components. All of Polyonics' label materials are compliant with the specifications set forth by REACH, RoHS, PFOS, WEEE and are Halogen free.
They are the ideal labels to withstand mixed circuit board processes, on either the top or bottom side of the board. Additionally, the label materials have excellent resistance to harsh fluxes, cleaning agents, saponifiers and wave solder environments, and resist all commonly used methods of cleaning. Learn more about our colored Kapton's by contacting a technical expert at email@example.com or by calling (603)352-1415.
Color Tinting- is a non-rigorous color definition for the printable coating, but reproducible once approved by you. 2-3 lab samples will be submitted with the approximate shade for your approval followed by a small pilot sample for final signoff. Lead time would 5-10 working days after color acceptance if color pigments are in stock. If not, we'll order the pigments, but additional time may be required.
Color Matching- is the second method and is much more rigorous in that we must match your specific color within tight parameters. Pricing will be negotiated depending on the specification tolerances, and pigment availability/cost (see Munsell color chart). For example, an extremely tight specification might require a preliminary "upcharge" as high as 25% above the standard materials pricing.