Mactac’s cryogenic labels

Mactac’s cryogenic labels

May 14, 2020

Mactac

https://www.mactac.com/cryogenic
Adhesives/Sealants

Designed for temperatures as low as -320°F, Mactac cryogenic labelstocks are intended for harsh environment applications where labels must withstand exposure to liquid nitrogen or ultra-low temperature freezers, thaw cycles, chemicals, and solvents.

Intended for use in medical research, clinical laboratories, fertility clinics, and biobanks, the cryogenic labelstocks are used for labeling laboratory identification substrates, such as test tubes, ampules, vials, slides, and more.

Key features of the labelstocks, include:

  • Superior adhesion to small radius containers for firm attachment to test tubes and ampules.
  • Reliable identification of plastic and glass vessels that endure long-term storage in liquid nitrogen.
  • Resistance to edge-lifting – even when repeatedly subjected to changes between low temperatures and room temperatures, such as removal from liquid nitrogen immersion.

The cryogenic labels are offered as thermal transfer, direct thermal and laser printable products. They are available to customers in the following product constructions:

  • LTC01454: 2.0-mil clear gloss polyester film that offers excellent printability with flexography and thermal transfer print methods. Features a 50# white glassine paper liner that is polyethylene laminated on one side and coated with a release system designed for label dispensing. Primarily for roll-to-roll applications where a more demanding liner is needed
  • LTC01469: 2.0-mil white semi-gloss polyester film that offers excellent printability with flexography and thermal transfer print methods. Features a 50# white glassine paper liner that is polyethylene laminated on one side and coated with a release system designed for label dispensing. Primarily for roll-to-roll applications where a more demanding liner is needed.
  • LTC01475: 3.9-mil white matte polypropylene film that is direct thermal coated (direct thermal printable). Features a 45# blue glassine paper liner that is coated with a release system designed for label dispensing. Primarily for roll-to-roll applications where a more demanding liner is needed.
  • LTC01483: 2.0-mil white matte polyester film designed for excellent printability via laser print methods. Features a 60# ivory Kraft paper liner that is polyethylene laminated on one side and coated with a release system designed for lay-flat applications.