Foil Bar Code Labels on a Roll


  • Ideal for use with automated applicators
  • Conforms easily to radius surfaces
  • Patented production process
  • Photographically reproduced black copy, logos and bar codes ensure accurate and reliable reads
  • Anodizing process protects black copy, logos and bar codes from chemicals, abrasion and high temperatures

Developed using a patented production process, you can be sure there is no other product on the market like it! Metalcraft’s Foil Bar Code Roll Labels afford users all the same benefits as our standard Foil Bar Code Labels, yet can be applied using an automated applicator – saving time and eliminating potential misapplication caused by human error.

Foil Bar Code Roll Labels are ideal for customers who require a flexible label that will conform to most surfaces, yet need a product that will withstand harsh conditions including chemicals, abrasion, solvents, and high temperatures.

Foil Bar Code Roll Labels are available with or without a bar code. Black copy, logos and bar codes are photographically reproduced for maximum clarity and detail and then sealed within the anodic layer of the aluminum – ensuring accurate and reliable reads for years to come.

Specifications Data
Material .005” thick matte anodized aluminum is standard.
Serialization All alphanumeric bar codes are photo imaged with a human-readable equivalent. Guaranteed no skips in sequence. Code 39 with 2.7 to 9.4 characters per inch (CPI) is standard. Other bar code symbologies including Code 128, I 2 of 5, 2D DataMatrix and QR Code.
Label Copy The printed label copy may include block type, stylized type, logos, and other designs. All copy is produced photographically.
Colors Standard colors include black, red, yellow, green, dark blue, purple, orange or blue. Custom spot colors are also available at no additional charge. Due to contrast needed for the bar code scanner, all bar codes are black.
Standard Adhesive Pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive
Sizes 1.5" x .5"
Packaging Shipped on convenient rolls with scrap matrix removed for ease of removal. Cleaning solution is provided to assist in applying to a clean surface. Cartons are clearly marked to indicate serial numbers of labels
Shipment 15 business days

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Destructive Test Summary
A label with an intensified image was tested in a weatherometer, 20 years equivalent; reduced overall readability after these thresholds
Chemical Test Data
Characteristics Test conditions Effect
Water/humidity no effect
Salt spray 5% at 95°F, 700 hours no effect
Ammonium hydroxide 2 hours at 1% and 5% Slight dulling of image, affects overall readability
Ethyl alcohol no effect
Ethyl acetate 24 hours no effect
Ferric chloride 10%, 16 hours no effect
Heptane 72 hours no effect
Hydrocarbon fluid no effect
JP-4 Fuel no effect
Kerosene no effect
Methyl ethyl ketone no effect
Nitric acid 1%, 40 hours no effect
Phosphoric acid 1%, 40 hours no effect
Skydrol no effect
Sodium hydroxide affects overall readability
Sulfuric acid 10%, 24 hours no effect
Turbine and jet fuel (MIL-L 5161C) (MIL-L 5161C) no effect
Tetra Sodium Pyrophosphate 1%, 40 hours no effect
Trisodium Phosphate no effect
Temperature Test Summary
A label with an intensified image was tested for 265 hours at 500°F, 90 hours at 600°F, 60 hours at 700°F; reduced overall readability after these thresholds
Abrasion Test Summary
A plate with an intensified image was brushed for 7,000 cycles with stiff nylon wheel (C-17) at a 1,000 gm (16 ox.) load; reduced overall readability after these thresholds