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
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 appealing, and withstand the rigors of vulcanization. Beyond bead barcode labels, Data2 also provides the tire industry with tread labeling products.
2. Nitto Denko
Headquarters: Osaka, Kansai Region, 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 quite a bit of work supporting the global automotive and logistics industries.
Headquarters: Tokyo, Kanto Region, 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.
Headquarters: Glebas, Franco da Rocha, Brazil
Betters is a company which 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 as well as tread labels to support InMetro consumer communication legislation.
5. 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 facestocks 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.
6. Avery Dennison
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.
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.