Our wrap-around self-laminating labels employ only UL-approved materials
Lack of precision or mere inconsistency when it comes to identifying wrap-around self-laminating cables and wires may cripple your productivity. All the information required to preempt severe outages in this context – information concerning the material, size and type of insulation of wires and cables, as well as the number of wires inside the cable – is provided by wire labels and cable labels that meet extremely particular industry standards. At 2D, we aim to offer perfect printability for our client’s identification markers and branding onto a very wide variety of wires and cables, thus significantly reducing downtime during installation and restoration operations and streamlining maintenance.
The full range of our solutions includes rigid tags (for multi-conductor or bundled cables), flags (capable of offering more information), wrap-around labels (perfect for cables that are curved or prone to it) , self-laminating labels (for terminated wires and cables requiring higher resilience to chemicals) and heat-shrink sleeves (or heat-shrink tubing; mainly for unterminated wires and cables requiring higher resilience to chemicals; these extend to military grade, which may be exposed to radiation and are nigh impervious to thermal aging).
Highly flexible vinyls and polyesters are two of the most widely used types of materials, especially for wrap-around self-laminating cable labels and wrap-around self-laminating wire labels, having been proved to withstand humidity, solvents, abrasion and oils. In fact, by far the most common polymer employed in the production of wrap-around self-laminating labels for cables etc. is polyvinyl chloride (PVC), as it provides a solid flame retardant seal and is resilient to UV light.
The drawback of PVC is that it is not, by and large, halogen-free and relatively recent environmental demands now stress this point. Namely, chlorine, bromine, iodine, fluorine and astatine have been identified as highly reactive, low-melting point halogens that release dangerous toxins when burned, which is what often happens with electronics at the end of their life cycle, or, for that matter, accidentally. IEC 61249-2-21 classifies halogen-free substances as consisting of chlorine and bromine in less 900 ppm, as well as consisting of halogens overall in less than 1500 ppm.
While we must note that halogen-free materials are not yet mandated by law as the only fit for use, 2Dsolutions offers its clients the option through our range of halogen-free wrap-around self-laminating labels for cables identification.
Furthermore, our company employs Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listed materials and complies with all other industry-wide norms and regulations for label makers.
Moreover, the plethora of options our company lays out extends to the full customization of self-laminating wrap-around cable labels and self-laminating wrap-around wire labels in terms of size, color and methods of printing (such as print-on-demand or pre-printed markers). These highly chemically-resistant and abrasion-proof wrap-around self-laminating labels have been carefully devised to work with most print configurations and their flexibility has allowed them to proliferate and easily cross from one industry to the next.