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The Best Vulcanized Tire Barcode Label Suppliers of 2019

Tire | 7 March 2019

Posted by Simon Boddy

The Best Vulcanized Tire Barcode Label Suppliers of 2019

In supplying over 400 million individual vulcanized 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 vulcanized 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 vulcanized tire barcode label suppliers. 


1. Data2 

Founded:  1966
Headquarters: O’Fallon, Missouri, United States

Data2 has long been a supplier of vulcanized 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 

Founded:  1918
Headquarters:   Osaka, Japan

Nitto Denko is a manufacturer and supplier of materials that are often used by label convertors in the formulation of vulcanized barcode labels. Offering adhesives especially designed for vulcanized rubber, Nitto Denko does quite a bit of work supporting the global automotive and logistics industries.

3. Lintec

Founded:  1934
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. 

4. Betters

Founded: 1984
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 (Reynders Label Printing):

Founded:  1910
Headquarters:  Barbatain, Spain, Europe

Albeniz is a supplier of vulcanized 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 the vulcanization process is what helps reduce costs associated with waste and rework, and ultimately supports streamlined and efficient operations. Having been a supplier of vulcanized 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 vulcanized barcode labeling solutions? Contact us here. 

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Simon Boddy

Simon Boddy is Computype’s Global Product Manager within our Industrial Business Unit. Based in our UK facility, he has worked closely with many global tire manufacturers to improve their processes and ensure accurate bead and tread labeling. Most recently, Simon played a large role in launching Computype’s new automated tread labeling system, Chromaffix.