By Nick Gilbert
DUNMORE, an international supplier of engineered coated and laminated films and foils, has announced that it will be showcasing a new high-temperature label coating at the Labelexpo 2012.
The new label coating has the ability to withstand harsh environments in auto engines, aircraft and in electronics produts. It has the ability to withstand chemicals and high temperatures in such environments.
The new coating can be done on polyimide films. It has the ability to resist yellowing up to 300 °C heat. Further, it can withstand immersion in oil, transmission fluids, gasoline and other such petroleum products for duration of about four hours. The coating product is suitable for labeling applications in electronic circuit boards, and aircraft and auto parts.
As part of an environmental initiative, lead is being avoided for use in soldering applications. Hotter solder baths are required for non-lead solder, which is being presently used for high-durability labeling applications. Earlier coatings became yellow in high temperature baths, which led to loss of contrast. This decreased the contrast difference between the label printing and the background, which led to loss of accuracy in the barcode labels on electronic circuit boards.
The new DUNMORE label allows manufacturers to uses non-lead solder and also maintain the accuracy of their labels.
The Labelexpo Americas 2012 is to take place from 11 to 13, September 2012, in Rosemont, Illinois at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. DUNMORE will be demonstrating its products in booth number 1357. It will also demonstrate its Gemini Series coating and lamination process at the expo.