Foil Barcode Labels


  • NEW! CMYK color matching now available for Foil Barcode Labels at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE!
  • Conforms easily to radius surfaces
  • 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
  • Adhesives specially matched to surface for maximum adhesion
  • Nearly 200 sizes means no extra tooling charge

Our flexible Foil Barcode Labels conform to surfaces while withstanding chemicals, abrasion, solvents and high temperatures.

Foil Barcode Labels are available with or without a barcode. Black copy, logos and barcodes 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. Optional second colors are digitally inkjet printed.

Foil Barcode Labels are just as effective in an office setting as it is on the production floor. Uses and applications for this product are limited only by the customer’s imagination! From tool tracking to product identification for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Foil Barcode Labels are more than up to the task.

Potential Applications for Foil Barcode Labels

Asset Tracking – the barcode and human readable ID number on Foil Barcode Labels can be used to track information about the asset the nameplate is adhered to, i.e., laptops, furniture, containers, pallets, equipment and more. 

For more information check out our case studies, Lesson In Asset TrackingInventory Control With Durable Identity, or Strengthening The Bond

OEM Product Identification – the barcode and/or product identification number on Foil Barcode Labels can be used for tracking purposes such as warranty and service information and typically contain one or more of the following: model number, serial number, or part number. Customers use the identification plate on products they produce and sell.

For more information check out our case study, Sustaining Ski Resorts with Efficient Snowmaking

Tool Tracking – Foil Barcode Labels are an ideal solution to track tools – specifically smaller tools where a flexible, yet durable label is needed to conform to curved surfaces.

For more information check out our blog, Asset Tags Keep Inventory In Focus.

UL Approved Labeling – Foil Barcode Labels are UL (Underwriter’s Laboratories) approved and are to be affixed to UL end-products permanently.

UID/IUID – Foil Barcode Labels are compliant with the UID/IUID (Unique Item Identification mandate with the Department of Defense (DoD).

For more information check out our case study, UID Compliance for Legacy Surveillance.

Work-in-Process – the barcode and/or identification number on Foil Barcode Labels can identify a “batch” OR “lot” of product or just simply identify each product as it travels through the production process.

For more information check out our case study, Strong as Steel.

Specifications Data
Material .003” thick matte anodized aluminum is standard. .005” thick matte anodized aluminum is optional.
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 or other designs. All black copy is produced photographically. Colors other than black are screen printed.
Colors Choose black only or one of our standard colors (red, blue, green, dark blue, orange, purple or yellow) for block style type, stylized type, logos or other designs. Due to the contrast needed for the bar code scanner, all bar codes are black. Color samples available upon request.
Standard Adhesive .002" thick pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive. Very high peel strength that provides excellent resistance to heat and chemicals. Will withstand temperatures from -40°F to 300°F (intermittent). Shelf life of 24 months when stored at 72°F (22°C) and 50% relative humidity.
Sizes 1.25 x .5; 1.5 x .75; 1.75" x .5; 2" x .625" 2" x 1"; 2" x .75"
Packaging Shipped in peel-off strips for easy removal. Both cartons and trays are clearly marked to indicate serial numbers of contents. Pressure-sensitive adhesive orders are shipped with cleaner and application instructions.
Shipment 5-8 business days
Destructive Test Summary
A label with an intensified image was tested in a weatherometer, 20 years equivalent; reduced overall readability after these thresholds
Destructive Test Data
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 Data
Read Range Test Data
Barcode Readability Test Data
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
Abrasion Test Data
Label Adhesion Test Data
Pull Test Data

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