In supplying over 400 million individual bead barcode labels to more than 40 countries every year for traceability of tires throughout the building process, we have our finger on the pulse of the tire manufacturing industry. As a trusted advisor to global tire manufacturers, our experts are commonly asked ‘Who else provides comparable tire barcode labels?’
While we’re partial to our own bead barcode solutions, we acknowledge and appreciate that we aren’t the only barcode label supplier who can provide great tire labels. With extensive knowledge in this space and full awareness of our competitors, we wanted to provide you with a compiled list (in no particular order) of who we consider to be the best bead barcode label suppliers.
Best Bead Barcode Label Suppliers 2019
- Nitto Denko
Headquarters: O’Fallon, Missouri, United States
Data2 has long been a supplier of bead barcode labels to the tire manufacturing industry. With over 20 years of experience serving this space, Data2 hosts a proprietary adhesive which allows customers bead barcode options for both the pre and post-cure manufacturing stages. Their printing systems produce images that both look appeasing, and withstand the rigors or vulcanization. Beyond bead barcode labels, Data2 also provides the tire industry with tread labeling products.
2. Nitto Denko
Headquarters: Osaka, Japan
Nitto Denko is a manufacturer and supplier of materials that are often used by label convertors in the formulation of bead barcode labels. Offering adhesives especially designed for sticking to vulcanized rubber, Nitto Denko does quite a bit of work supporting the global automotive and logistics industries.
Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
Lintec is manufacturer and supplier of adhesives that are often sourced by label convertors for the composition of bead barcode labels. In addition to supplying industrial-use adhesives, Lintec also provides barcode printers and other labeling equipment.
Headquarters: Glebas, Franco da Rocha, Brazil
Betters is a company that specializes in providing labeling products to several industries including tire, automotive, and logistics. Their solutions for the tire industry are designed to accompany the tire from assembly through to disposal and include materials suitable for vulcanization, and tread labels to support InMetro consumer communication legislation.
5. Albeniz (part of Reynders Label Printing):
Headquarters: Barbatain, Spain, Europe
Albeniz is a supplier of bead barcode labels which can be customized to suit different manufacturing process. Thick facestocks and engineered top coats are part of what make Albeniz labels strong enough to withstand the vulcanization process. Also a provider of tread labels and associated label automation, Albeniz is a long-time global supplier to the tire manufacturing industry.
Especially when it comes to traceability of tires throughout the manufacturing and quality processes, the decision of where to source your bead barcode labels is critical. Ensuring each and every bead barcode remains stuck and scannable throughout your unique process is what helps reduce costs associated with waste and rework, and ultimately supports streamlined and efficient operations. Having been a supplier of bead barcode labels to top tire brands for over 30 years, we understand the value that each and every label plays throughout your quality process.
Interested in learning more about Computype’s bead barcode labeling solutions? Contact us here.