Cryogenics involves a deep freezing process that takes objects down in temperatures below -151oC (-240oF). The cryogenic process is often performed using liquid nitrogen for applications such as biological tissue conservation in clinical and hospital laboratories. Through this process, it is important to ensure samples are properly labelled and that the label can withstand deep-freezing temperatures. Our labels enable the reliable identification of plastic and glass vessels that undergo long-term storage in liquid nitrogen and deep-freezing temperatures. Our films are thermal transfer printable and are ideal for use within clinical laboratories, biomedical research and other scientific environments. With a cohesive bond high enough to withstand thermal shock, the labelstocks can be directly immersed in liquid nitrogen at -196oC without risk of delamination. Their thermal transfer printability eliminates the use of marker pens for identification and so greatly reduces the risk of human error causing illegible marking or mislabelling. Users are also able to print the fine detail batch and barcodes required for small vials and test-tubes, ensuring all information is retained.
Along with performing at cryogenic temperatures, some of the labelstocks we offer will also perform in other difficult conditions such as dry ice (-80oC or -112oC), steam autoclave and gamma radiation. In addition they are resistant to many chemicals including Xylene, Isopropanol, Dimethyl Sulfoxide and 10% Hydrochloric Acid.
We can supply cryogenic labels in bespoke sizes to suit your application, minimum order quantity's may apply, please contact us for a quotation.