A domed label is a type of flat product label that’s kiss cut and poured over with urethane to provide a 3-dimensional look. Domed labels are made to withstand the harshest environments and increase the appeal of a product. As such, they are much more permanent than other types of labels that show wear-and-tear. The urethane coating can be applied manually by using a syringe, or via automated dispensing equipment. Once the coating is applied, the urethane flows to the edge of the label where it stops due to the surface tension of the liquid, and is left to cure (dry).
We have customers in almost all industries and ship our products all around the world. Markets we serve include automotive, industrial, and consumer goods. We also provide branding solutions to the marine, plumbing, medical, retail, sporting good, and consumer electronics industries.
There isn’t one ideal size for labels. Most of the labels that come through our facility range from 0.25” in diameter to roughly 15″ in width. We’re able to cast parts that are large than these dimensions and would be happy to discuss the sizing requirements of your project.
It depends on your specific application. Not all environments and applications are suitable for an adhesive. However, we do have hundreds of adhesives of varying thicknesses and bonding characteristics capable of meeting the demands of different applications. That said, we most likely have an adhesive that can work for your specific application.
All of the materials used by Auld Technologies are RoHS compliant. RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. Also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, RoHS originated in the European Union and restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products because they are hazardous to the environment, pollute landfills, and are dangerous in terms of occupational exposure during manufacturing and recycling.
Auld Technologies is also REACH compliant. REACH is the acronym for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals which is a European Union regulation that addresses the potential impact on human health and the environment of the production and use of certain chemical substances.
Auld Technologies is also ISO 9001-2008 with design and a Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry.
We often work with customers to build an initial prototype and then on to a small scale run before full scale production. This allows you to test and see the labels prior to making a full order commitment. Custom samples are actually built into our prototyping process to eliminate costly errors and ensure that you’re satisfied with the results of your project.
Absolutely. Customers will often come to us with just an idea of what they’re looking for. In this case, we’d work with them to develop a suitable design and achieve a look that fits their demands. Oftentimes, we also help customers think through certain aspects of the design to achieve greater efficiency in the manufacturing of parts and eliminate excess costs from the production process. This strong linkage between manufacturing and design allows us to provide high quality products at the greatest value for our customers.
If you have pre-existing labels and you just want them domed, we can do that too. We have a dome only program where we take your printed substrate and add urethane to it. Once finished, we ship the domed labels back to you. We can work together to get the layout correct so it will work for both of our processes.
At Auld, we take the necessary steps to ensure that your label will function and perform according to your expectations. During the exploratory phase, our team will gather the needed information on the specific requirements of your project. We will work to understand the surface, texture, substrate, environment, and demands of your application. Our process includes conducting initial testing and providing key performance data to ensure that your label meets your specified requirements. If necessary, we can extend our support to formal testing through our parent company EG Industries.
Auld Technologies started as a jewelry manufacturer in 1870. The company made the transition from making jewelry to manufacturing custom emblems and nameplates in the early 1900s. Some the earliest customers of Auld Technologies included the firms of Henry Ford and Walter Chrysler, along with General Electric and American Standard.
Our headquarters and manufacturing facility are both located in Columbus, Ohio. We ship our products to addresses outside the United States on a regular basis. We work with different companies around the world, as well as U.S.-based companies that manufacture or assemble their products outside the country. Click here for a list of countries representing past and present customers.