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.

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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.

Specifications Data
Material.003” thick matte anodized aluminum is standard. .005” thick matte anodized aluminum is optional.
SerializationAll 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 CopyThe 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.
ColorsChoose 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.
Sizes1.25 x .5; 1.5 x .75; 1.75" x .5; 2" x .625" 2" x 1"; 2" x .75"
PackagingShipped 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.
Shipment5-8 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
CharacteristicsTest ConditionsEffect
Water/humidityno effect
Salt spray5% at 95°F, 700 hoursno effect
Ammonium hydroxide2 hours at 1% and 5%Slight dulling of image, affects overall readability
Ethyl alcoholno effect
Ethyl acetate24 hoursno effect
Ferric chloride10%, 16 hoursno effect
Heptane72 hoursno effect
Hydrocarbon fluidno effect
JP-4 Fuelno effect
Keroseneno effect
Methyl Ethyl Ketoneno effect
Nitric acid1%, 40 hoursno effect
Phosphoric acid1%, 40 hoursno effect
Skydrolno effect
Sodium hydroxideaffects overall readability
Sulfuric acid10%, 24 hoursno effect
Turbine and jet fuel (MIL-L 5161C)(MIL-L 5161C)no effect
Tetra Sodium Pyrophosphate1%, 40 hoursno effect
Trisodium Phosphateno 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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