Metalized Polyester IUID Labels

Features

  • Highly resistant to abrasion, temperature, chemical and environmental conditions
  • Excellent adhesion to a range of textured metals, powder-coated surfaces and plastics
  • Available in a range of label size dimensions

Our Metalized Polyester IUID labels are durable, flexible, and highly resistant to abrasion, grease, oils and a broad range of solvents and temperature extremes of -40F to 248F. 

What is an IUID Label?

An IUID (Item Unique Identification) label is a unique identifier assigned to tangible items, particularly those with high value or critical to operations, to enable better tracking, management, and accountability throughout their lifecycle. The IUID label contains specific information about the item, such as a unique serial number, part number, and other relevant data, encoded in a machine-readable format such as a barcode or RFID tag.

This labeling system is commonly used in industries such as defense, aerospace, and government contracting, where strict regulations and requirements for item identification, traceability, and reporting are prevalent. IUID labels facilitate efficient asset management, maintenance tracking, and compliance with contractual obligations and regulatory standards.

What is the format of IUID Labels?

The format of an IUID (Item Unique Identification) label typically follows a specific standard to ensure consistency and interoperability across different systems and organizations. At its core, an IUID label contains a unique identifier that uniquely identifies the item to which it is affixed.

This special code includes a Data Matrix or QR code with the item's serial number, part number, and manufacturer code. This special code contains a Data Matrix or QR code. The code includes the item's serial number, part number, and manufacturer code. It also includes additional information such as the acquisition date, lot number, and expiration date. This information is required by rules or contracts.

The label may also include human-readable information such as the item's description, manufacturer, and other pertinent details. Overall, the format of an IUID label is designed to provide a standardized method for uniquely identifying and tracking items throughout their lifecycle, from acquisition through disposal, in industries where precise identification and traceability are paramount.

What requires an IUID Label?

Items requiring an IUID (Item Unique Identification) label are typically those deemed critical or high-value assets, particularly in industries such as defense, aerospace, and government contracting. These items may include equipment, machinery, components, spare parts, or other tangible assets that play a significant role in mission-critical operations or have substantial financial or logistical implications.

Many organizations use IUID labels because they are required by contracts, government rules, or internal policies. These labels help improve accountability, visibility, and traceability in the supply chain. These systems help improve accountability, visibility, and traceability in the supply chain. By uniquely identifying each item with an IUID label, organizations can improve asset management practices, streamline logistics, ensure compliance with regulatory standards, and enhance overall operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Why is polyester good for IUID Labels?

Polyester is a suitable material for IUID labels for several reasons. Firstly, polyester offers durability and resilience, making it capable of withstanding harsh environmental conditions, including exposure to moisture, chemicals, abrasion, and UV radiation. This durability ensures that the label remains legible and intact throughout the item's lifecycle, even in demanding operational environments.

Additionally, polyester is highly versatile and can be manufactured in various forms, including films, sheets, and labels, allowing for customization to meet specific size, shape, and printing requirements. Polyester labels also offer excellent printability, enabling high-resolution printing of barcodes, text, and graphics, ensuring optimal readability and scanning accuracy.

Polyester is a cost-effective material that provides a good balance between performance and affordability. Polyester is a cheap material that offers a good balance of performance and affordability. It is a practical option for IUID labeling in industries such as defense, aerospace, and government contracting. These industries require precise identification and traceability.

Specifications Data
Material
Bar Code & Serialization
Label Copy
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Standard Adhesive
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Destructive Test Data
Chemical Test Summary
This rating measures barcode readability on various labels after being exposed to chemicals listed below for a 6-hour soak. NE = No Effect
Chemical Test Data
Chemical Soak Test
ProductWaterGlass CleanerBathroom CleanerAlcoholAcetoneSodium HydroxideNitric AcidHydrochloric AcidBrake Fluid
Metalized Polyester UID LabelsNENENENENENENENENE
Temperature Test Data
Heat Test
Metalized Polyester UID Labels
302F intermittent
Read Range Test Data
Barcode Readability Test Data
Abrasion Test Summary
Measured using Taber Abrader using Calibrase H18 wheel with 500g weight
Abrasion Test Data
Label Abrasion Test
Metalized Polyester UID Labels
2,500 Revolutions
Label Adhesion Test Summary
Labels were applied to a clean glass substrate and submerged in the following chemicals for 6 hours. a 180-degree peel test was performed on each label to measure peel strength in pounds/inch NA = Not Available
Label Adhesion Test Data
Label Adhesion Test
ProductWaterGlass CleanerBathroom CleanerAlcoholAcetoneSodium HydroxideNitric AcidHydrochloric AcidBrake Fluid
Metalized Polyester UID Labels5.36.16.45.63.75.65.75.45.1
Pull Test Data