Suitability of materials for DOD LOGMARS barcode markings, MIL-STD 1189 and MIL-STD 129

3.1 General requirements. “This specification contains performance criteria and durability requirements for labels to meet or exceed, which will ensure the use and total functionality of pressure sensitive labels in various climatic environments.”

Polyonics offers label materials suitable to be converted into the following Types:

Type - Description

I. Blank label sheets
II. Blank label rolls
III. Barcode labels cut on sheet
IV. Barcode labels cut on rolls
V. Special (specify)

We offer a variety of adhesives and surfaces to give all Grades of label, A-D

Durability requirements must be specifically identified by the customer. I.E., solvents and detergents, surface temperatures etc... per paragraph if a C of C is to be required.

Grade - Description

A. Multiple durability requirements
B. Adhesion, abrasion, and W-condensation only
C. Adhesion only
D. Special Durability Requirements (specify)

We also offer adhesives for the Style requirements:

Style - Description

1. Non-porous surfaces
2. Porous surfaces
3. Special surfaces (e.g. Styrofoam, rubber, composites)

However, we only offer Compositions b, c, and d as materials:

Composition - Description

a. Paper

c. Polyimide labels, kapton labels
d. Metal Aluminum labels
e. Anodized aluminum
f. Ceramic
g. Special (specify)

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Polyonics’ founder, Dr. Jim Williams, played a major role in helping the USDOD write this specification while he was President/CEO of Imtec, Inc., a company which he also had co-founded in 1982. If you have further questions or need help, contact Jim at