Globally Recognized & Certified Products

Our customers expect quality, and we consider it one of our core values. By offering a range of products that comply with the strictest international standards, including UL, cUL and CSA, we deliver high quality and performance for projects large and small. We have a strong understanding of the specific requirements of international agencies, and can work with your engineering team to achieve recognition for your product.

Canadian Standards Association

C Underwriters Laboratory Certified Products

Underwriters Laboratory Certified Products

THINKING OUTSIDE THE PRODUCT CATALOG

In-House Product Development creates a solution where others fail

Our Challenge

Traceability is a business imperative for electronic manufacturing service (EMS) providers. Barcode and QR code labels must 􀁐􀁘􀁖􀁗􀀃withstand chemical and high heat exposure to remain scannable throughout the assembly process. It is unfortunately all too common for thermal transfer (TT) printed labels to suffer image degradation and/or lose adhesion under these intense conditions. EMS providers need to address these issues to retain existing customers and to acquire new contracts.

Our Solution

Several years ago, IDENTCO partnered with a leading􀀃 EMS provider to solve recurring problems it had meeting customer durability and adhesion requirements. Thermal transfer printed images were degrading to the point of unreadability􀀏 and labels were lifting and blowing off the boards, leading to significant rework time, and in some cases complete loss of traceability. Our In-House Testing Lab set about identifying the perfect combination to stand up to the intense conditions of PCB assembly – including high-pressure inline wash processes – resulting in a brand new durable material/TT ribbon solution that quickly became the global standard for this customer. Now able to achieve chemical resistance and durability requirements􀀏􀀃􀁗􀁋􀁈􀀃􀁆􀁘􀁖􀁗􀁒􀁐􀁈􀁕􀀃􀁕􀁈􀁓􀁒􀁕􀁗􀁈􀁇􀀃􀁖􀁄􀁙􀁌􀁑􀁊􀁖, the customer reported savings of $125,000 due to a reduction in reworks and improved traceability. In the ensuing years, IDENTCO partnered with cleaning technology companies to qualify the product for all available chemistries in the EMS marketplace. It became a stock material in IDENTCO’s Thermal Transfer catalog, and as chemistry and cleaning conditions evolve, IDENTCO’s portfolio has expanded to 20 chemical-resistant and durable solutions.

Sector

Electronics

Segment

PC Boards & Components

Function

Tracking & Traceability

  • $125K Savings in Lost Time and Supplies Due to Rework
  • 20 Additional Solutions Developed
  • 100% Traceability
  • “IDENTCO has continued to develop the next generation of chemical resistant labels and TT ribbon combinations.”

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