What is PolyesPro®
PolyesPro® pipe marking is produced using the 3M™ MCS™ or Matched Component System. It comprises a sandwich of polyester base material that the image is printed on, finished with a protective polyester laminate. The base material has a halogen-free adhesive backing that makes it suitable for applying to stainless steel piping as well. The protective properties of the polyester laminate, such as resistance to UV and numerous chemicals, guarantee a long service life. PolyesPro® pipe markings also does not contain PVC (vinyl chlorides).
The story of PolyesPro®
PolyesPro® pipe marking material has been developed to meet the needs of companies that demand the highest possible quality and durability for their pipe markings. PolyesPro® is a material that has a high degree of temperature resistance, a long lifespan (ten years plus) and that retaines the colours of the markings (colourfastness). To meet that need, one of our manufacturers, Blomsma Signs & Safety worked closely with 3M to develop the new industry standard for marking and labelling pipes, PolyesPro® pipe markings. After numerous production tests and field tests against the required quality criteria, the product is available with all 3M guarantees.
PolyesPro® pipe markings have a number of unique features that have been made possible by 3M™’s latest innovations in adhesives and colourfastness. The key feature is a fluid acryl-based adhesive layer over 120 microns thick. This allows the labels to be applied to almost all types of pipes, even painted ones with a slight texture. Using 3M™ configured machinery and 3M™ inks ensures exceptionally long-lasting colourfastness of the image. This means that high-quality information transfer is assured; the markings remain legible and recognizable in terms of both the colour and the safety symbols used.
Avoid counterfeit and inferior pipe marking products
Popular brands are often copied and these inferior products often make their way across the world to unauthorized resellers. While they may have a low price and look good at first glance, they do not have our technology and high quality. The quality of pipe marking material can often be seen from how quickly it discolours. Discoloration is caused for instance by weathering influences (UV, salt water), exposure to substances such as chemicals and solvents, specialist cleaning (high-pressure jets, cleaning agents) and the temperature of the pipes. Some other common quality issues with inferior pipe marking materials are poor adhesion, CUS (corrosion under sticker) due to inferior glue backings, visual errors in the design and cracking/splits in the material.
Where to buy PolyesPro®
To receive the best customer experience, we strongly advise you to purchase PolyesPro® directly from the Manufacturer or through our exclusive network of Official Resellers. We take our brand, our product, and intellectual property very seriously and have invested heavily in protecting it across the Internet and with our partners. Please contact us if you need further assistance.
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