Superior high-temperature tags and labels for extreme track and trace applications

Polyonics® offers polyimide and aluminum bar code tag and label materials for inventory tracking in metal processing factories. This allows metal manufacturers the flexibility to either apply the labels directly to or hang the tags from their coils, rolls, bars, sheets, rebar, tubes, wire bundles, etc., directly as they leave their furnaces. The durability of the thermal transfer printed materials allows manufacturers to accurately control their inventories from when the materials leave the furnace through to delivery to their customers


Our thermal transfer printable barcode tag and label materials include durable print surfaces designed specifically for the unique requirements of tracking hot materials in the metals processing industry. The barcode tags are available in a 5 mil white polyimide and a 9 mil white paper laminate with high tear resistance. They offer single and double-sided print surfaces, varying levels of gloss and operational temperatures of 212 °F to 752 °F (100 °C to 400 °C). The label materials include a 2 mil polyimide film and aluminum foils combined with 1 and 2 mil aggressive pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) and
have operational temperatures of 392 °F to 1,112 °F (200 °C to 600 °C).

Features and Benefits

  • High temperature resistance
  • High abrasion and tear resistant tags
  • Weather resistance
  • High chemical resistance
  • Application of labels up to 572 °F (300 °C)
  • High strength permanent bond (labels) -40 °F to 1,112 °F (-40 °C to 600 °C)
  • Thermal transfer printable
  • Halogen free
  • REACH and RoHS compliant



  • Identification of red hot metal slabs, billets, pipes, tubes, sheets, rolls, coils, springs, etc.
  • Track and trace products from furnace to customer delivery
  • Post furnace, in-process labeling/tagging
  • Annealing, pickling, heat treating, chemical coatings, etc.

Assuring Accurate Inventories

Our family of high temperature tag and label materials provides a wide variety of robust ID and tracking solutions for hot metal manufacturers. The thermal transfer printable surfaces offer high durability and abrasion resistance for long term retention of critical bar code information. The surfaces resist fading and/or discoloring and will not degrade during long-term exposures to elevated temperatures and weather. This further enhances long-term barcode readability and helps assure accurate inventories for manufacturers and deliveries for their customers.

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Contact Us

To learn more about our unique engineered label and tape materials, call our technical experts at (603) 352-1415 or complete the form below to request more information. We look forward to working with you and earning your business.

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