MIL-STD 202G, Notice 12, Method 215K

Polyimide labels (kapton label) materials with specific chemical resistance for military electronics

MIL-STD 202G, Notice 12, Method 215K prescribes a chemical wash testing procedure for electronics components, both by soaking, and by rubbing with a toothbrush to test abrasion resistance. Originally four solvents were employed. The global ban on TCE (1,1,1 Trichloroethane), necessitated its removal from the procedure, so now only three chemicals are used:

  1. Solvent A 1 part IPA (isopropyl alcohol), and 3 parts Mineral Spirits;
  2. Solvent B TCE Discontinued per Notice 12
  3. Solvent C Terpene Defluxer
  4. Solvent D Saponifier

If you require detailed information on specific materials and conditions used, please contact Technical Service at info@polyonics.com.

The table below lists the Polyonics THERMOGARDô polyimide label products which pass this MIL-STD. In all cases, Dai Nippon R510 ribbon was used. Other ribbons did not perform as well.

Colored Polyimide labels

XF-500 & XF-520- 1 & 2 mil light yellow semigloss polyimide label

XF-503 & XF-523- 1 & 2 mil light orange semigloss polyimide label

XF-504 & XF-524- 1 & 2 mil light blue semigloss polyimide label

XF-505 & XF-525- 1 & 2 mil light green semigloss polyimide label

XF-506 & XF-526- 1 & 2 mil light violet semigloss polyimide label

XF-508 & XF-522- 1 & 2 mil light pink semigloss polyimide label

XF-509- 1 mil black matte polyimide label

ESD labels

Product | Description

Static dissipative polyester label material
XF 446 2 mil white polyester, ESD label
XF 561 1 mil, matte white polyimide label, ESD label
XF 562 2 mil, matte white polyimide label, ESD label

XF-781 1 mil, semigloss white polyimide label, ESD

XF-782 2 mil, semigloss white polyimide, ESD

Non ESD labels

Polyimide label materials, kapton label materials, PEN, PEI
Product | Description
XF-540 2 mil, semi gloss white PEN
XF 550 2 mil, glossy white polyimide label
XF 552 2 mil, glossy yellow polyimide label
XF 555 2 mil, semi gloss white polyimide label
XF 557 2 mil, semi gloss white polyimide label
XF-558 2 mil, semi gloss white PEI

XF-581 1 mil, semigloss white polyimide label
XF 582* 2 mil, semi gloss white polyimide label

XF-583 & XF-584- 1 & 2 mil matte white polyimide label

XF-587- 2 mil semigloss white polyimide label (aggressive adhesive)

XF-592- 2 mil semigloss white polyimide label (for rough surfaces)

XF-596- 1 mil high gloss polyimide label

XF-597- 2 mil high gloss polyimide label


Note: Can also use JPP1

For more information regarding this or other MIL-STD requirements for Polyonics products, email info@polyonics.com

For more complete information on Polyonics polyimide labels and kapton label material, visit www.polyonics.com/PerformanceLabels/.

Polyonics, Inc., does not sell or endorse ribbons from specific ribbon companies. Our recommendations are based solely on Polyonics testing methods and procedures and are subject to revision without further notice