BRADY B-499 Thermal Transfer/Dot Printable Nylon Cloth Label


Description

Brady B-499 is a polyamide coated nylon cloth with a permanent acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive and a topcoat specifically formulated for thermal transfer, dot matrix and write-on printing.

B-499 is designed for wiremarking and general labeling applications that require a permanent identification label. B-499 is not recommended for outdoor use.

Recommended ribbons for thermal transfer printing are the Brady Series R4300, R4900, R6000, and R6200 black and R4500 colored (red, blue, and green) ribbons. Recommended ribbons for dot matrix printing are the Brady Series R2000 and R5000 dot matrix ribbons.

B-499 is a UL-recognized component when printed with the Brady Series R4300 and R4900 thermal transfer ribbons and R2000 and R5000 dot matrix ribbons. See UL file MH17154 for specific details.

Brady B-499 meets the requirements of a halogen-free material per DIN VDE 0472 part 815. (Statement based on review of product construction and confirmatory halogen content test run at an independent test laboratory.)


Details

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES TEST METHODS AVERAGE RESULTS
Thickness ASTM D 1000
-Substrate
-Adhesive
-Total
0.0045 inch (0.115 mm)
0.0020 inch (0.051 mm)
0.0065 inch (0.166 mm)
Adhesion to:
-Stainless Steel


-Textured ABS


-Polypropylene
ASTM D 1000
20 minute dwell
24 hour dwell

20 minute dwell
24 hour dwell

20 minute dwell
24 hour dwell
45 oz/inch (50 N/100 mm)
80 oz/inch (88 N/100 mm)

35 oz/inch (39 N/100 mm)
40 oz/inch (44 N/100 mm)

24 oz/inch (26 N/100 mm)
24 oz/inch (26 N/100 mm)
Tack ASTM D 2979
Polyken™ Probe Tack
(1 second dwell, 1cm/sec separation)
29 oz (900 grams)
Drop Shear PSTC-7 (except use 1/2" x 1" sample) 9 hours
Tensile Strength and Elongation ASTM D 1000
-Machine
80 lb/in (1400 N/100 mm), 50%


Performance properties tested on B-499 printed with Series R4300, R4900, R6000, and R6200 thermal transfer ribbons and R2000 and R5000 dot matrix ribbons. Printed samples of B-499 were laminated to aluminum and allowed to dwell 24 hours before exposure to the indicated environmental conditions. Unless noted, results are the same for all ribbons tested.


PERFORMANCE PROPERTIES TEST METHOD TYPICAL RESULTS
Short Term High Service Temperature 5 minutes at 293°F (145°C) No visible effect to label at 145°C, slight shrinkage at 180°C but label still functional
Long Term High Service Temperature 30 days at 193°F (90°C) No visible effect to label at 90°C, slight discoloration at 110°C but label still functional, at 120°C label is severely discolored
Low Service Temperature 30 days at -40°F (-40°C) No visible effect
Weatherability* ASTM G 26
30 days in Xenon Arc Weatherometer
Material wrinkled and embrittled
Humidity Resistance 30 days at 100°F, 95% R.H. No visible effect
UV Light Resistance 30 days in UV Sunlighter™ 100 No visible effect
Abrasion Resistance Taber Abraser, CS-10 grinding wheels, 500 g/arm (Fed. Std. 191A, Method 5306) Print still legible at: 150 cycles with R4300, R4900, R6000, R6200, R2000 and R5000 ribbons


*B-499 is not recommended for long-term outdoor use.


PERFORMANCE PROPERTIES CHEMICAL RESISTANCE


Samples printed with Series R2000 and R5000 ribbons using the I.D.Pro® Plus Wire Marker Printer and IBM Typewriter. Samples wrapped around a 12 AWG, TFE jacketed wire and allowed to dwell 24 hours prior to test. Test was conducted at room temperature except where noted. Testing consisted of 5 cycles of 10 minute immersions in the specified test fluid followed by a 30 minute recovery period. After final immersion, samples rubbed 10 times with cotton swab saturated with test fluid.


CHEMICAL REAGENT SUBJECTIVE OBSERVATION OF VISUAL CHANGE
EFFECT TO LABEL STOCK R2000
DOT MATRIX RIBBON
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DOT MATRIX RIBBON
Methyl Ethyl Ketone Complete unwrap No visible effect No visible effect
1,1,1-Trichloroethane Complete unwrap No visible effect No visible effect
Isopropyl Alcohol Complete unwrap No visible effect No visible effect
Mineral Spirits Complete unwrap No visible effect No visible effect
SAE 20 WT Oil at 70°C No unwrap, label stained tan No visible effect No visible effect
Mil 5606 Oil Slight unwrap, label stained red No visible effect No visible effect
Gasoline Adhesive failure, label discoloration No visible effect No visible effect
Rust Veto® 342 Moderate unwrap, label discoloration No visible effect No visible effect
Deionized Water No visible effect No visible effect No visible effect
3% Alconox® Detergent No visible effect No visible effect w/o rub, moderate print removal after rub No visible effect w/o rub, moderate print removal after rub
10% Sodium Hydroxide Solution Complete unwrap No visible effect No visible effect
10% Sulfuric Acid Solution No visible effect No visible effect No visible effect
Northwoods™ Buzz Saw Degreaser Complete unwrap No visible effect w/o rub, slight print removal after rub No visible effect w/o rub, slight print removal after rub
Speedi Kut Cutting Oil 332 No unwrap, label stained red No visible effect No visible effect
5% Salt Solution No visible effect No visible effect No visible effect


Samples printed with Series R4300, R4900, R6000, and R6200 ribbons using a BradyPrinter™ THT Model 300X thermal transfer printer. Samples laminated to aluminum panels and allowed to dwell 24 hours prior to test. Test performed at room temperature except where noted. Testing consisted of 5 cycles of 10 minute immersions in the specified test fluid followed by a 30 minute recovery period. After final immersion, samples rubbed 10 times with cotton swab saturated with test fluid.


CHEMICAL REAGENT SUBJECTIVE OBSERVATION OF VISUAL CHANGE
R4300
THERMAL TRANSFER RIBBON
R4900
THERMAL TRANSFER RIBBON
R6000
THERMAL TRANSFER RIBBON
R6200
THERMAL TRANSFER RIBBON
Methyl Ethyl Ketone No visible effect w/o rub, slight print removal after rub No visible effect w/o rub, slight print removal after rub No visible effect No visible effect w/o rub, slight print smear after rub
1,1,1-Trichloroethane No visible effect No visible effect No visible effect No visible effect
Isopropyl Alcohol No visible effect w/o rub, moderate print removal after rub No visible effect No visible effect No visible effect w/o rub, slight print removal w/rub
Mineral Spirits No visible effect w/o rub, slight print removal after rub No visible effect No visible effect No visible effect
SAE 20 WT Oil at 70°C No visible effect w/o rub, severe print removal after rub No visible effect No visible effect No visible effect
Mil 5606 Oil No visible effect w/o rub, slight print removal after rub No visible effect No visible effect No visible effect
Gasoline No visible effect No visible effect No visible effect No visible effect w/o rub, slight print smear after rub
Rust Veto® 342 No visible effect w/o rub, severe print removal after rub No visible effect w/o rub, moderate print removal after rub No visible effect No visible effect
Deionized Water No visible effect w/o rub, moderate print smear after rub No visible effect w/o rub, severe print removal after rub No visible effect w/o rub, severe print removal after rub No visible effect w/o rub, slight print removal after rub
3% Alconox® Detergent No visible effect w/o rub, slight print removal after rub No visible effect w/o rub, severe print removal after rub No visible effect w/o rub, moderate print removal after rub No visible effect w/o rub, slight print removal after rub
10% Sodium Hydroxide Solution No visible effect No visible effect No visible effect No visible effect
10% Sulfuric Acid Solution No visible effect w/o rub, moderate smear after rub No visible effect w/o rub, moderate print removal after rub No visible effect No visible effect w/o rub, slight print removal after rub
Northwoods™ Buzz Saw Degreaser No visible effect w/o rub, moderate print removal after rub No visible effect w/o rub, print illegible after rub No visible effect w/o rub, severe print removal after rub No visible effect w/o rub, slight print removal after rub
Speedi Kut Cutting Oil 332 No visible effect No visible effect No visible effect No visible effect
5% Salt Solution No visible effect No visible effect No visible effect No visible effect w/o rub, slight print removal after rub

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