Polyimide labels survive extremely high temperatures

04-07-2018 | TE Connectivity | Subs & Systems

TE Connectivity is promoting its very high-temperature T1K, T2K and TSK labels. The white self-adhesive labels are perfect for identifying components and assemblies undergoing high-temperature processes or environments including soldering on PCB or long periods at high temperatures. Made of polyimide, the labels have a tightly defined ability to endure high temperatures. For example, the labels will stay in place and remain readable even after 90 seconds at 300C, five minutes at 260C or 100 hours at 150C. Three different formats are available: T1K is popular for manual application on relatively small production runs; T2K is thicker and can be applied automatically for large batches. The labels are also suited to automation and give protection against ESD (in accordance with EOS/ESD S11.11). This is critical to avoid damaging sensitive electronic components or to decrease the potential for combustion. “TE’s polyimide T1K, T2K and TSK labels can survive at elevated temperatures,” said Stephen Earley, global product manager for Identification Systems. “This capability means TE’s polyimide labels are ideal for identifying electronic and electrical components.”

By Craig Dyball