DuraChemGraphic Products Inc. has introduced new DuraChem chemical-resistant and alcohol-resistant labels for identifying laboratory slides and providing hazard warnings on chemical drums at medical facilities and food-processing plants. According to the company, DuraChem supplies:

  • Are compatible with DuraLabel thermal transfer printers, enabling users to add professional-quality bar codes, sequential batch numbers, facility and brand identification, graphic symbols and other custom touches to signs and labels. 
  • Are capable of resisting chemicals such as DMSO, alcohol and even xylene; backed with a premium adhesive, these tapes take the punishment of repeated chemical exposure and sub-zero temperatures.
  • Include proprietary materials that, while printing, chemically bond the "ink" into the topcoat of the label — the printing becomes a physical part of the label, making it highly resistant to fading when exposed to chemicals.
  • Have dimensional stability with no observable shrinkage and are suitable for surfaces in which temperatures range from -40°F to +302°F (-40°C to 150°C).
  • Are resistant to mineral spirit, lenium ES, kerosene, transmission fluid, acetone and roller cleaner.
  • Feature adhesive that meets adhesion strength requirements on the following materials: acrylic, acrylic powder paint, epoxy powder paint, glass, painted metal, painted plastic, polyester powder paint, polypropylene, polyurethane powder paint and stainless steel.
  • Comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation for use at locations where indirect food contact may occur (CFR 175.105).
  • Feature the following stats: a roll length of 90 feet; tape widths of ½, 1, 2, 3 and 4 inches; white color; 3.7 mils film; 0.7mils adhesive; and 3.2 mils liner.