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Plastics & Polymers

Plastics and polymers are widely used in the part marking industry due to their versatility and ease of processing. Here are some common types of plastics/polymers used in part marking.

Polyethylene

This is a thermoplastic that is lightweight and durable, making it ideal for use in packaging and containers. It can be marked using hot stamping or pad printing, and is often used to mark product information, such as lot numbers and expiration dates.

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PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)

This is a thermoplastic that is commonly used in the construction and electrical industries. It is strong, durable, and can be easily marked using laser or engraving techniques. It is often used for marking product identification codes and safety information.

Nylon

This is a synthetic polymer that is commonly used in the textile and automotive industries. It is strong, durable, and can be easily marked using laser or engraving techniques. It is often used for marking product identification codes, serial numbers, and safety information.

Polycarbonate

This is a thermoplastic that is commonly used in the electronics and automotive industries. It is strong, lightweight, and can be easily marked using laser or engraving techniques. It is often used for marking product identification codes and safety information.

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)

This is a thermoplastic commonly used in the automotive and electronics industries. It is strong, rigid, and can be easily marked using laser or engraving techniques. It is often used for marking product identification codes and safety information.

Applications

The applications of plastic/polymers part marking are extensive. They are commonly used in product identification, branding, and safety information. Some specific applications include marking serial numbers, lot numbers, expiration dates, and barcodes on products and packaging.

In the automotive industry, plastic parts are marked with part numbers, production dates, and safety information.

In the electronics industry, plastic components are marked with identification codes and warning labels. In the medical industry, plastic devices are marked with lot numbers and expiration dates for tracking and inventory purposes.

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Plastic / Polymer Advantages

Plastic/polymer marking is a popular method used in the part marking industry to label or identify different components. This method offers several advantages over other marking techniques, including:

Flexibility: Plastic/polymer marking can be used on a wide range of materials, including plastic, rubber, and other non-metallic materials. It is suitable for marking flat, curved, or irregular surfaces, making it an ideal choice for different components and applications.

Customization: Plastic/polymer marking allows for customization, with different colors, shapes, and sizes available to suit specific needs. It is an excellent choice for branding or marketing purposes.

Affordability: Plastic/polymer marking is a cost-effective solution compared to other marking methods, especially for smaller components or low-volume production runs.

Durability: While not as durable as metal marking, plastic/polymer marking provides long-lasting markings that can withstand moderate environments. It ensures that the markings remain legible and intact for a reasonable time, reducing the need for frequent replacements.

Easy to apply: Plastic/polymer marking is easy to apply, with different methods available, including printing, laser marking, and hot stamping. It allows for quick and efficient marking of different components, reducing production time.

Overall, the use of plastics and polymers in part marking offers manufacturers an efficient and cost-effective solution for marking a wide range of products. Plastic/polymer marking is a flexible, customizable, affordable, and easy-to-apply method of marking different components across many industries. Its unique advantages make it an ideal choice for different applications, including automotive, consumer goods, and packaging industries, among others.

Additional Information

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