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Labeling material

From: Scott Williams <scott_williams<-a>
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2005
An article entitled "A Labeling Material That Withstands the Rigors
of the Laboratory Environment" by Matt Brady in American Laboratory,
November 2004, pp. 24-25, describes a label material that is
chemical and solvent resistant, can withstand extreme temperatures,
and will not smear or fade. The product is B-461 Polyester Film Tape
by Brady Corp. Milwaukee, WI.

The article presents the results of physical, environmental
(temperature and humidity cycling from liquid nitrogen to pressure
cooker conditions), and chemical and solvent resistance testing. The
labeling material was specifically developed for use in a laboratory
environment for identification of vials and vial tops, centrifuge
tubes, test tubes, straws, and slides.  Test results are given for
stainless steel, polypropylene, and glass substrates.  The effects
on ink printed with a Series R4300 ribbon on a TLS2200 Thermal
Labeling System thermal transfer printer (Brady Corp.) are given.
The data presented indicate that the tape-ink combination is very
stable.  This may have some use in permanent labeling of museum
specimens or containers and may be worth evaluating for its
conservation properties.

A PDF version of the article can be found at

Product Info is given

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