In supplying over 400 million individual vulcanized barcode labels to more than 40 countries every year for tracking 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.
Best Vulcanized Tire Barcode Label Suppliers 2021
HQ: Norcross, GA, USA
Recently, FineLine Technologies acquired Data2. Data2 had long been a supplier of vulcanized barcode labels to the tire manufacturing industry, boasting over 20 years of experience serving this space.
Fineline Technologies continues to offer Data2’s proprietary adhesive, which allows customers tire barcode options for both the pre- and post-cure manufacturing stages.
Their printing systems produce images that both look appealing and withstand the rigors of vulcanization. Beyond bead barcode labels, Fineline Technologies also provides the tire industry with tread labeling products.
Headquarters: Osaka, Kansai, 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 specially designed for vulcanized rubber, Nitto Denko does a significant amount of work supporting the global automotive and logistics industries.
Headquarters: Tokyo, Kanto, Japan
Lintec is a manufacturer and supplier of adhesives 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.
Albeniz (Reynders Label Printing)
Headquarters: Barbatain, Spain, Europe
Albeniz is a supplier of vulcanized barcode labels which can be customized to suit different manufacturing processes. Thick face-stocks and engineered top-coats are part of what make Albeniz labels strong enough to withstand the vulcanization process.
Albeniz also provides tread labels and associated label automation. They are a long-time global supplier to the tire manufacturing industry.
Headquarters: Glendale, California, United States
Avery Dennison is well known for their labels which are used in a broad range of industries and applications.
Within the last few years they have entered the vulcanized label space—bringing their world recognized expertise to tire manufacturers around the globe. Their labels are capable of withstanding the vulcanization process when applied to green rubber—post cure barcode labels and tread labels are also available.
Headquarters: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
As we touched on in the beginning of this article, we supply our own tire barcoding solutions.
Specializing in applications where labels need to withstand exposures to abrasion, chemicals, extreme temperatures and more, we’ve engineered tire bead labels suitable for both pre- and post-cure use. Our team is also known for our ability to customize our solutions to meet unique requirements.
The decision of where to source your bead barcode labels is critical, especially when it comes to tracking tires throughout the manufacturing and quality processes.
Ensuring each and every tire barcode remains securely attached to the bead, and scannable throughout the vulcanization process helps reduce costs associated with waste and rework, ultimately supporting streamlined and efficient operations.
Having been a supplier of vulcanized barcode labels to top tire brands for over 30 years, we understand the value every label offers throughout your quality process.