A standard label simply will not withstand the elements it will be subjected to in some surroundings. Many materials are not capable of maintaining properties such as adherence and readability when put under extreme conditions. For this reason, labeling providers offer industrial or harsh environment labels as an alternative option to their customers. These choices offer increased durability and additional protection against the elements.
Several products experience pro-longed or significant exposure such as those placed on batteries, equipment, machines, and laboratory items. Additionally, sometimes labels must be used in environments where exposure to the following is common:
- Oil or Gas
- Water or Moisture
- Ultra-Violet Light or Sunlight
- Excessive Heat or Cold
These surroundings are far more taxing than for products or items where minimal exposure is common. Exposure causes a standard label to fall off, become unreadable, or in some cases disintegrate. Harsh environment labels ensure this information remains visible and readable in the worst conditions.
A Grade Above Standard Designs
The materials used to create harsh environment labels are different from standard choices. Stocks consist of more durable materials like polycarbonate and vinyl. Materials have to be paired correctly to avoid higher costs or inconsistent results. For example, stock materials can be laminated to further improve durability. When paired with the right adhesive, harsh environment labels are able to withstand their exposure conditions for a prolonged period of time.
Adhesives are designed to combat specific scenarios such as high temperatures or chemical exposure. In some instances, they may be appropriate for multiple conditions. This is an important part of the decision-making process because a good adhesive will ensure the label remains attached for the duration of the product’s use.
If you are looking for a durable solution designed to meet specific exposure conditions, then harsh environment labels are the best choice. They are designed with these characteristics in mind and are able to manage through extremely daunting surroundings. Flexo-Graphics offers several harsh environment label choices to meet the specific needs of your business. Contact our team today to get started!