Material Specifications for Asset Tags and Asset Labels
If you own an organization that manages multiple assets in the form of equipments, hardware etc, you need asset tags. But that’s not all you need to know. One of the things that go behind selecting the best asset tag or asset label for your property is choosing the right material.

Because every organization functions in different environment, it may need asset tags that are either chemical resistant, UV resistant, abrasion proof etc. Moreover every firm may need an asset tag or asset label for a different purpose for example theft prevention, tracking, insurance records etc.). It is therefore important that you choose the right kind of material for your asset tags and labels. Below are some of the best asset tag materials in the industry that you can choose from.
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Metal
Description
Use For
Adhesive
Resistance
Ratings*
Features
Material
Characteristics
AlumiGuard™
Uses Our Premium Asset Tag Material. These AlumiGuard™ Metal Asset Tags Come with Embedded Black Graphics that Resist Heat, Chemicals and Abrasion.
Anodized Photo Aluminum
Uses Our Premium Asset Tag Material. These AlumiGuard Metal Asset Tags Come with Embedded Black Graphics that Resist Heat, Chemicals and Abrasion. All Assets, including PC's, Laptops, Monitors, Printers, Machine Tools, Instruments, Racking, Furniture
Use on:
• Metal
• Plastic
• Rough Plastic
• LSE Plastic
Heat
A
Barcode
Total Thickness (w/o liner)
8 mil
Abrasion
A

Tamper Resistant

Conformable
Test First - Can Be Bent
UV
B
Rounded Corners
Surface
Matte or Gloss
Chemical
A
Full-Color Print
Expensive Looking
$$$$
BikeGuard™
BikeGuard™ Asset Tags were designed for ease of use in tagging bikes for rental
Anodized Aluminum
These aluminum tags have embedded print for durability. Plus, securi-cuts make BikeGuard™ asset tags tamper resistant. Bicycles, motorcycles, motorscooters, ATV’s, snowmobiles, golf carts, trailers, waste disposal privileges, and boats.
3M 467MP or Equivalent

Use on:
• Metal
• Plastic
• Rough Plastic
• LSE Plastic
Heat
A
Barcode
Total Thickness (w/o liner)
10 mil
Abrasion
A
Tamper Resistant
Conformable
UV
B
Rounded Corners
Surface
Gloss
Chemical
A
Full-Color Print
Expensive Looking
$$$
PlioGuard™
PlioGuard™ tags are annealed to conform easily to curved assets
Annealed Anodized Aluminum
Our pliable asset labels conform easily to curved surfaces. Like our other metal asset tags, PlioGuard™ tags feature embedded print. Tools, microphones, gauges,
3M 467MP or Equivalent

Use on:
• Metal
• Plastic
• Rough Plastic
• LSE Plastic
Heat
A
Barcode
Total Thickness (w/o liner)
10 mil
Abrasion
A
Tamper Resistant
Conformable
UV
B
Rounded Corners
Surface
Matte or Gloss
Chemical
A
Full-Color Print
Expensive Looking
$$$
Aluminum Tags have a full color, durable print fused to the top surface. High bond adhesive. These are not plastic labels - these tags use solid aluminum. All Assets, including cabinets, PC's…
3M 467MP or Equivalent

Use on:
• Metal
• Plastic
• Rough Plastic
• LSE Plastic
Heat
A
Barcode
Total Thickness (w/o liner)
8 mil
Abrasion
B
Tamper Resistant
Conformable
Test First - Can Be Bent
UV
A
Rounded Corners
Surface
Matte or Gloss
Chemical
B
Full-Color Print
Expensive Looking
$$$
Plastic
Description
Use For
Adhesive
Resistance
Ratings*
Features
Material
Characteristics
PermaGuard™
These PermaGuard™ Asset Labels are Printed Underneath a Thick, 3 mil Clear Lexan with a Scratch-Resistant, Velvet Surface. Overlamination Protects the Print of Your Asset Label from Abrasion, Spills, Cleaning, etc.
Laminated Polyester
These PermaGuard™ Asset Labels are Protected Underneath a thick, 2 mil Clear Laminate with a Scratch-Resistant Surface. Overlamination Protects the Print of Your Asset Label from Abrasion, Spills, Cleaning, etc. PC's, Tools, PDA's, Machinery, Printers, Inventory, Service Equipment (boilers, A/C's, compressors), Furniture
Acrylic Adhesive

Use on:
• Metal
• Plastic
• Rough Plastic
• LSE Plastic
Heat
B+
Barcode
Total Thickness (w/o liner)
5 mil
Abrasion
B+
Tamper Resistant
Conformable
UV
B
Rounded Corners
Surface
Matte or Gloss
Chemical
B+
Full-Color Print
Expensive Looking
$$
SecuriGuard™
These Destructible Vinyl Asset Labels Break into Small Pieces- Frustrating Vandals or “Accidental” Re-appropriation of Your Equipment.
Destructible Plastic
These Destructible Vinyl Asset Labels Breaks into Small Pieces- Frustrating Vandals or “Accidental” Re-appropriation of Your Equipment. Curved Tools, Computers, Instruments
Acrylic Adhesive

Use on:
• Metal
• Plastic
• Rough Plastic
• LSE Plastic
Heat
C
Barcode
Total Thickness (w/o liner)
3 mil
Abrasion
B
Tamper Resistant
Conformable
UV
B+
Rounded Corners
Surface
Semi-Gloss
Chemical
C
Full-Color Print
Expensive Looking
$
StealGuard™
A VOID Pattern Shows if You Try to Remove this VoidGuard Polyester Asset Label. These Asset Labels are Tamper Evident and Work Great as Asset Security Tags
Self-Voiding Polyester
A VOID Pattern Shows if You Try to Remove this StealGuard Polyester Asset Label. These Asset Labels are Tamper Evident and Work Great as Asset Security Tags Computers, Instruments, Tools, Golf Clubs
Acrylic Adhesive

Use on:
• Metal
• Plastic
• Rough Plastic
• LSE Plastic
Heat
B
Barcode
Total Thickness (w/o liner)
3 mil
Abrasion
B
Tamper Resistant
Conformable
UV
B
Rounded Corners
Surface
Semi-Gloss
Chemical
B
Full-Color Print
Expensive Looking
$
Vinyl Asset Labels have an aggressive adhesive that sticks well to most equipment. All Assets…
Acrylic Adhesive

Use on:
• Metal
• Plastic
• Rough Plastic
• LSE Plastic
Heat
C
Barcode
Total Thickness (w/o liner)
2 mil
Abrasion
B
Tamper Resistant
Conformable
UV
B
Rounded Corners
Surface
Semi-Gloss
Chemical
B
Full-Color Print
Expensive Looking
$
Laser Printable Sheets
Description
Use For
Adhesive
Resistance
Ratings*
Features
Material
Characteristics
Laser Printable TheftGuard™
Blank sheets of Laser Printable Destructible Asset tags combine ease and security
Destructible Plastic
Prints on most laser and ink jet printers - although on certain larger and "hot" lasers these sheets may cause some problems. Test first. TheftGuard™ asset labels break apart into pieces upon attempted removal. All Assets…
Acrylic Adhesive

Use on:
• Metal
• Plastic
• Rough Plastic
• LSE Plastic
Heat
B
Barcode
Total Thickness (w/o liner)
2 mil
Abrasion
B
Tamper Resistant
Conformable
UV
B
Rounded Corners
Surface
Semi-Gloss
Chemical
B
Full-Color Print
Expensive Looking
$
Laser Printable VoidGuard™
Laser Printable VoidGuard™ labels provide easy to use security features
Self-Voiding Polyester
Blank sheet of asset labels can be printed on your laser or ink jet printer. Labels show "VOID" once you try to remove the label. For best results, the labels need to cure overnight to achieve the best bond. All Assets…
Acrylic Adhesive

Use on:
• Metal
• Plastic
• Rough Plastic
• LSE Plastic
Heat
B
Barcode
Total Thickness (w/o liner)
2 mil
Abrasion
B
Tamper Resistant
Conformable
UV
B
Rounded Corners
Surface
Semi-Gloss
Chemical
B
Full-Color Print
Expensive Looking
$
Print your own Asset Labels on a laser or ink jet printer. Heavy adhesive suitable for most clean surfaces. All Assets…
Acrylic Adhesive

Use on:
• Metal
• Plastic
• Rough Plastic
• LSE Plastic
Heat
C
Barcode
Total Thickness (w/o liner)
2 mil
Abrasion
B
Tamper Resistant
Conformable
UV
B
Rounded Corners
Surface
Semi-Gloss
Chemical
B
Full-Color Print
Expensive Looking
$
Get the laser printable label with a lustrous finish. Print yours on any laser or ink jet printer for a professional look. All Assets…
Heavy Acrylic Adhesive

Use on:
• Metal
• Plastic
• Rough Plastic
• LSE Plastic
Heat
B
Barcode
Total Thickness (w/o liner)
2 mil
Abrasion
B
Tamper Resistant
Conformable
UV
B
Rounded Corners
Surface
Gloss
Chemical
B
Full-Color Print
Expensive Looking
$$
*An 'A' grade is best.
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