Harsh Environment Labels

If you manufacture parts, products, or equipment that are used in harsh environments, you need labels that can withstand those conditions without degrading or coming loose. Whether it's extreme temperatures, chemical exposure, submersion in salt water, or another challenging condition (or combination of conditions), Grand Rapids Label can provide harsh environment labels that will showcase your brand, keep your clients safe, and/or communicate key information for the life of your product.

Durable Labels for the Most Demanding Applications

From aerospace to mining, there are any number of challenging environments your products—and their labels—may encounter. If those labels are to remain readable and usable, they have to be tough enough to stand up to extreme wear and tear. We manufacture harsh environment labels that can resist:

  • Extreme temperatures
  • Oil, gas, and chemical exposure
  • Constant sunlight and UV exposure
  • Extended submersion in liquids
  • Severe abrasion
  • Dirt, grease, and grime
  • High speed operation of moving parts
  • and other demanding conditions

From Drive Shafts to Frozen Foods

Grand Rapids Label has delivered harsh environment labels for countless applications. We have provided part identification labels for drive shafts on pickup trucks. These trucks are used on Alaskan pipeline sites, to haul excavation equipment through the Mexican desert, and everywhere in between. The drive shaft labels have to be durable enough to withstand heavy duty use and exposure to hazardous chemicals in extreme high and low temperatures.

From trucks to summertime snacks, another prime example of our harsh environment labels are ice cream cone wrappers. Labels like these present a number of unique challenges—they must meet critical cleanliness, ink, and adhesive standards, as well as customer design specifications. These labels are produced in a controlled environment and created to withstand harsh freezer conditions.

Custom Harsh Environment Labels

Grand Rapids Label has the capabilities to deliver the perfect custom labels for nearly any harsh environment application. We will work with you to develop a label solution that meets your performance and application requirements and that contains the printed information you need, whatever it may be.

If your labels need to include serial numbers or barcodes, instructions for use, contents, safety information, legal copy, ingredients, or any other info, we will provide custom labels that will remain readable and resist fading, scratching, scraping, and smudging in even the most challenging conditions.

We use precision die cutting, specialty adhesives, proprietary top coatings, and over 100 years of combined experience to produce harsh environment labels that match your specifications and stand the test of time. Grand Rapids Label has the abilities and expertise to create labels that many our competitors can't or won't provide. We welcome your biggest challenges and look forward to meeting them.

Robust Durability—Automotive

Creating labels that can survive the punishing conditions of the automotive environment is a Grand Rapids Label specialty. We develop adhesives that are custom-engineered to hold, even when applied to rough metal castings or oily surfaces. Our proprietary, industry-leading resin-based topcoat increase print performance, and offers 30% better abrasion and chemical resistance than other commercially-available topcoats. Robust and durable, our labels can withstand severe temperatures and plant operations like machining and washing, and remain legible and scannable after exposure to brake fluid and other harsh liquids. On-demand printing enable easy changes with the performance of a preprinted label, for a high quality, cost-effective identification solution.

Contact Us for Harsh Environment Labels

No one in Michigan or the Midwest does custom labels like we do. Request a quote on harsh environment labels, or contact Grand Rapids Label to learn more.