MIL-STD 883E Notice 4, Method 2015.13

Polyimide labels (kapton label) materials with specific resistance to solvents

Purpose: To verify that the markings will not become illegible on the component parts when subjected to solvents. The solvents will not cause deleterious, mechanical or electrical damage, or deterioration of the materials or finishes.

Solvent Solutions: The solvent solutions used in this test shall consist of the following:

  1. One part by volume of an aliphatic alcohol and/or aliphatic ester, USP grade or better
  2. Three parts by volume of mineral spirits in accordance with A_A-2904, type ii, previously designated as TT-T-291, type ii, grade A, or three parts by volume of a mixture of 80 percent by volume kerosene and 20 percent by volume ethylbenzene.
  3. A semi aqueous or non aqueous based organic solvent e.g.., a terpene or heterocyclic compound.
  4. This solvent has been deleted. When a suitable replacement for this solvent has been found, it will be added as solution c.
  5. 42 parts by volume of deionized water.
  6. 1 part by volume of propylene glycol monomethyl ether.
  7. 1 part by volume of momethanolamine or equivalent inorganic base to achieve the same pH.

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.

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 matte black polyimide label

ESD labels

Product | Description
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
Product | Description
XF-540 2 mil, semi gloss white PEN
XF 582* 2 mil, semi gloss white polyimide label

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

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

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

XF-596- 1 mil high gloss polyimide label

XF-597- 2 mil high gloss polyimide label

Notes: Ricoh B110CR & JPP1 can also be used.

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