In supplying over 400 million individual vulcanised barcode labels to more than 40 countries every year for tracking tyres throughout the building process, we have our finger on the pulse of the tyre manufacturing industry.
As a trusted advisor to global tyre manufacturers, our experts are commonly asked “Who else provides comparable tyre barcode labels?”
While we’re partial to our own vulcanised barcode solutions, we acknowledge and appreciate that we aren’t the only barcode label supplier who can provide great tyre 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 vulcanised tyre barcode label suppliers.
Best Vulcanised Tyre Barcode Label Suppliers 2021
Headquarters: O’Fallon, Missouri, United States
Data2 has long been a supplier of vulcanised barcode labels to the tyre 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 vulcanisation. Beyond bead barcode labels, Data2 also provides the tyre industry with tread labelling 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 vulcanised barcode labels.
Offering adhesives specially designed for vulcanised 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 labelling equipment.
Headquarters: Glebas, Franco da Rocha, Brazil
Betters is a company which specialises in providing labelling products to several industries including tyre, automotive, and logistics.
Their solutions for the tyre industry are designed to accompany the tyre from assembly through to disposal and include materials suitable for vulcanisation 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 vulcanised barcode labels which can be customised to suit different manufacturing processes. Thick facestocks and engineered top coats are part of what make Albeniz labels strong enough to withstand the vulcanisation process.
Albeniz also provides tread labels and associated label automation, They are a long-time global supplier to the tyre 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 vulcanised label space—bringing their world recognised expertise to tyre manufacturers around the globe. Their labels are capable of withstanding the vulcanisation 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 tyres throughout the manufacturing and quality processes.
Ensuring each and every tyre barcode remains securely attached to the bead, and scannable throughout the vulcanisation process helps reduce costs associated with waste and rework, ultimately supporting streamlined and efficient operations.
Having been a supplier of vulcanised barcode labels to top tire brands for over 30 years, we understand the value every label offers throughout your quality process.