Polyonics Delivers High Temperature and Chemically Resistant Polyimide Laser Markable Label Materials for UDI Medical Device Applications

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Polyonics introduces a family of high temperature and chemical resistant polyimide laser markable label materials that have been tested to the UL/IEC 60601-1 and 61010-1 coating durability requirements and fully comply with the new FDA sponsored UDI (unique device identifier) initiative.

Polyonics laser markable polyimide label materials

Polyonics laser markable label materials

Polyonics laser markable materials are fully qualified for UDI medical device labeling including in autoclave and wash processes.

The Polyonics family of laser markable label materials (LML) have been tested to the UL/IEC 60601-1 and 61010-1 (3rd editions) coating requirements for high temperature and chemical resistant UDI labels. These UL/IEC tests cover new and legacy medical devices, class II multi-use autoclave sterilizers, high temperature detergent wash stations and laboratory equipment. This allows the Polyonics LML materials to be used for all Title 21-Food and Drugs, chapter 1, subchapter H, medical device UDI labeling applications.

The black and white polyimide LML materials include thermally stable polyimide films and durable cross-linked polymer topcoats that can be imaged and cut by a variety of low power CO2, fiber, YAG, Vanadate and UV lasers. The materials are resistant to high temperatures, steam and humidity plus a wide variety of chemicals including those typically involved with detergent washing. The Polyonics LML materials are rated for 3000+ autoclave sterilization and 1000+ detergent wash cycles.

The REACH and RoHS compliant materials include low surface energy (LSE) pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) for adhering to a variety of plastic and metallic surfaces. They are also halogen free with the black LML versions also providing static dissipation (surface resistances of 10^4 - 10^8 Ohms) to help protect components from harmful ESD events.

Polyonics at a Glance
Polyonics manufactures high performance polymeric materials for harsh environments. These include printable and laser markable label materials, single and double coated engineered tapes and flexible substrates with highly reflective and printable top coats. Polyonics materials are used by OEMS and specialty die-cut converters worldwide. The ultra-thin polyimide, polyester and aluminum materials are designed expressly for high temperatures and harsh environments plus provide flame retardant and static dissipative performances for electronics, automobile, aerospace and medical components.

For more information or to receive samples for evaluation, please contact Peter Nichols at peter.nichols(at)polyonics(dot)com or 603.903.6316.

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