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Specialty Lumber Tags Withstand High Temperature Kilns

Posted by Kathleen


Ever run tagged lumber through a 200+ degree hot kiln and find your tag curled, distorted or burnt off to a crisp?  And you've invested in thousands of these tags?   how high did your temperature rise?

With IntelliTech's proven custom tag made for this particular application, the  synthetic printed/barcode tag withstands the high kiln temperature without any distortion of the tag or scannability of the barcode whatsoever. 

Lumber production is a complex process where green timber is sawn, dried and processed. The natural air-drying of lumber can be a long process, so often times lumber will be kiln-dried to expedite the process.   The temperature of the kiln can get up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. 

To keep track of bundles of lumber, tags are stapled onto a pack at a Green end Stacker.  The packs are then loaded into the kilns where the temperature can get up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. The tagged lumber will be in these temperatures for a minimum of 12 hours and up to 36 hours depending on the kiln that it's in and the product dimension. Once the lumber is dried, it's taken to the Planer to be dressed into a finished product, where the tag will be taken off and counted by an inventory management system.

It takes a special, durable tag to withstand these high temperatures for these lengths of time.  As one of IntelliTech's many custom label/tag solutions, IntelliTech offers a proven two-sided matte, mineral re-enforced synthetic finish that has an excellent combination of strength, rigidity and moisture.  The tag contains a left-side notch for sensing the gap on thermal transfer label printers.

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To request samples of this lumber tag for testing at your lumber mill environment, contact us

Due to the perplexity and process of custom labels, IntelliTech works directly with the customer/end user requiring the label solution - no third parties or resellers.


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