labels and tags for hot metal track and trace

Heat Resistant, High Temperature Label and Tag Materials for Hot Metal Track and Trace

Polyonics® proven HIGHdegree™ thermal transfer, high temperature, hot metal label and tag materials - powerful solutions that address track and trace challenges in a range of metal manufacturing applications.

Avoid the high expense of lost production due to incorrectly labeled metal materials and unreadable barcodes. Our heat resistant, high temperature polyimide and aluminum bar code tag and label materials are specifically made 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 hot 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 their customers.

Thermal Transfer, Heat Resistant Printable Barcode Tag and Label Materials for Hot Metals - Reliability. To the Extreme.

The Polyonics HIGHdegree label and tag materials thrive on the extreme temperature ranges encountered throughout the metal manufacturing process. From production through delivery of completed metal goods to customers, these hot metal labels and tags can take the heat every step of the way.

Hot Metal Labels and Tags - HIGHDegree Applications

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

Heat resistant polyimide and aluminum bar code label materials include high opacity, white topcoats specifically designed to maintain high contrast and readable bar codes through the extreme temperatures and harsh environments typical of hot metal processing. These hot metal labels and tags also include aggressive PSAs designed to remain firmly affixed to the hot metals throughout these same high temperature processes. Hot metal labels can be customized to include various information, such as serial numbers, barcodes, logos, or alphanumeric codes.

The HIGHdegree line is heat resistant and hot metal rated up to 600 °C. Labels can be applied directly to, or tags hung from, many hot metals such as coils, rolls, bars, sheets, rebar, tubes, wire bundles, etc. as they leave their furnaces. But what really makes them rate is their high heat resistance, superior durability and quality we bake into every label and tag.

  • Thermal transfer printable for variable information and barcode tracking.
  • High durability and abrasion resistance.
  • REACH and RoHS compliant.
  • Accurate material traceability reduces the high cost of lost production.

labels for hot metals temperature thresholds
tags for hot metals temperature thresholds

Label and Tag Materials For Hot Metals - Heat Resistance Forged Under Fire.

The HIGHdegree line of hot metal labels and tags is rated up to 1112°F (600 °C). Throughout the metal manufacturing process, these labels or tags may be applied directly to or hung from the following metal products:

  • Coils
  • Rolls
  • Bars
  • Sheets
  • Rebar
  • Tubes
  • Wire bundles

Superior Durability and Quality High Temperature Label and Tag Materials

Superior durability and quality is baked into every label and tag to be applied to hot metals in metal manufacturing products. Extreme performance through extreme heat enables you to avoid the high expense of lost production due to mislabeled or incorrectly labeled materials and unreadable barcodes. You can validate that your metal products are exactly what your customers ordered.

Polyonics HIGHdegree thermal transfer printed polyimide and aluminum bar code label materials include unique, non-yellowing polymer or silicone print surfaces along with aggressive, high temp acrylic or ultra-high temperature silicone pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA).

Our barcode tags are excellent alternatives to riveted plates, chalk or crayons for tracking hot metals in metal mills to reduce labor costs associated with manual labeling and tagging. The high tear resistance of these hang tags also prevents unintended removal during storage or delivery, further ensuring accurate material management and accountability.


High Degree of Accuracy and Confidence for Hot Metal Track and Trace.

With HIGHdegree label and tag materials for hot metals, you can make the move to automated systems, create a safer work environment and deliver the track and trace accuracy your customers demand.


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