Autoclave Labels

Durable labels designed to withstand autoclave exposure

Protect your critical information with our autoclave labels, designed to withstand the rigorous high-pressure steam sterilization process at temperatures of up to 134°C (273°F). Engineered for reliability and fully customizable, these labels are the essential solution for healthcare, laboratories, pharmaceuticals, and more.

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Autoclave labels are the quintessential solution for maintaining identification and tracking through the rigorous sterilization process in medical, laboratory, and pharmaceutical settings. Engineered to withstand the extreme conditions of high-pressure steam autoclaves, these labels resist temperatures up to 134°C (273°F), moisture, and chemical exposure, ensuring the integrity and legibility of crucial information. Designed with specialized adhesives, our labels adhere firmly throughout the sterilization cycle, preventing detachment or smudging. Their versatility extends to various customizable options, including material choices, adhesive types, and printing capabilities for barcodes, QR codes, and more. Whether labeling surgical instruments, lab glassware, or pharmaceutical containers, our autoclave labels stand as a reliable tool for upholding the highest standards of safety and traceability in sterile environments.

  • Heat Resistance: Autoclave labels are capable of withstanding high temperatures typically used in autoclave sterilization, which can range from 121°C (250°F) to 134°C (273°F).
  • Pressure Resistance: Labels are designed to withstand the high-pressure conditions inside autoclaves during sterilization cycles.
  • Waterproof: Autoclave labels are waterproof and resistant to moisture, preventing them from deteriorating or losing adherence during sterilization.
  • Chemical Resistance: Labels can resist exposure to steam and sterilization chemicals used in autoclaves without smudging, fading, or degradation.
  • Adhesive Compatibility: Labels feature adhesives specifically designed to maintain their bond strength and adherence even under extreme heat and pressure.
  • Legibility: Autoclave labels allow for clear and precise printing of information, including text, barcodes, and QR codes, for tracking and traceability purposes after sterilization.
  • Material Choices: Autoclave labels can be made from materials specifically formulated to withstand autoclave sterilization processes, such as polyester or polypropylene.
  • Adhesive Type: Users may have the option to choose from different adhesive types, including permanent, removable, or repositionable, depending on the label's application.
  • Barcode and QR Code Printing: Autoclave labels may offer the option to print barcodes, QR codes, or other data matrix codes for tracking and inventory management.
  • Custom Printing: Customers can often order custom-printed autoclave labels with specific information, such as sterilization dates, item identification, or facility details.
  • Variable Data Printing: Autoclave labels can be customized with variable data printing, allowing for unique information on each label, such as batch numbers, expiration dates, or serial numbers.
  • Tamper-Evident Features: In some cases, autoclave labels may include tamper-evident features to indicate if a label has been removed or tampered with.
  • Color and Finish: Labels may come in different colors and finishes (e.g. matte or glossy) to accommodate specific labeling requirements, including color-coding or aesthetic preferences.
  • Label Size and Shape: Autoclave labels may come in various sizes and shapes to accommodate different labeling needs and surfaces.
  • Healthcare: Autoclave labels are used in healthcare settings to label and track sterilized medical instruments, surgical equipment, and disposable items such as surgical gowns and drapes.
  • Laboratories: Laboratories use autoclave labels to identify and track sterilized laboratory glassware, culture media, and research equipment that require precise sterilization and traceability.
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: Autoclave labels are applied to pharmaceutical production equipment, containers, and packaging to ensure product sterility and compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Dental Clinics: In dental practices, autoclave labels are used to label and track sterilized dental instruments and equipment to maintain infection control and patient safety.
  • Veterinary Clinics: Autoclave labels are used in veterinary clinics and hospitals to label and track sterilized surgical instruments, medical devices, and equipment.
  • Food and Beverage Industry: Autoclave labels may be used in food processing facilities to label and track sterilized containers, packaging, and equipment to ensure food safety.
  • Research and Biotechnology: Autoclave labels are applied to sterilized laboratory materials, culture media, and biotech equipment in research and development facilities to maintain sterility and traceability.

1. What are autoclave labels?

Autoclave labels are specialized adhesive labels designed to withstand the high-pressure steam sterilization process known as autoclaving. They are used in medical, laboratory, and research settings to maintain label integrity and readability after the sterilization process.

2. Why are autoclave labels important?

These labels are essential for maintaining the traceability and identification of items through the autoclaving process. Regular labels might degrade or detach in the autoclave, leading to misidentification or loss of critical information.

3. What temperatures can autoclave labels withstand?

Autoclave labels are typically designed to withstand temperatures up to 121°C (250°F) or higher, which are standard in autoclaving processes.

4. Are autoclave labels resistant to moisture and pressure?

Yes, they are specifically designed to resist the high moisture and pressure conditions of the autoclaving process, ensuring they don’t peel off or smudge.

5. What materials are used in making autoclave labels?

They are usually made from durable materials like polyester or polypropylene, with adhesives that can endure the autoclave conditions without losing their adhesive properties.

6. Can autoclave labels be used in steam and dry heat autoclaves?

While most autoclave labels are designed for steam autoclaves, it’s important to check if they are also suitable for dry heat sterilization, as this may require different material properties.

7. How do I choose the right autoclave label for my application?

Consider the temperature range of your autoclave, the surface material to which the label will be applied, and any chemical exposure the label might encounter. Also, check for compatibility with your sterilization process.

8. Can autoclave labels be printed on?

Many autoclave labels are designed to be printable, allowing for customization and on-demand labeling. Ensure the printing method is compatible with the label material and autoclave process.

9. How should autoclave labels be stored?

Store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep them in their original packaging to prevent contamination or premature degradation.

10. Are there regulatory considerations for autoclave labels in medical or laboratory environments?

In certain industries, such as healthcare or pharmaceuticals, there may be specific regulatory requirements for labeling. It's important to choose labels that comply with these standards.

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Drawing on extensive experience and diverse material options, we create labels that are tailor-made for you.


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Set up your labels quickly and easily. They’re designed to fit right into your printing and application systems.


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Adaptive Scalability

Your business changes, and so can your labels. We can easily adjust designs and production as you grow.

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Precision in Every Dimension

Our Label Design Process Focuses On 3 Key Areas


We assess and select the optimal adhesive to ensure reliable bonding and removal suited to a range of substrates and application scenarios.


Our design process involves optimizing release and peel values for seamless integration with both manual and machine applied label processes.


We ensure compatibility with your printing systems and application conditions so that your labels remain legible over time.


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Autoclave Labels

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Additional options for Durable Labels

Chemical Resistant

Designed to resist corrosion and degradation from harsh chemicals, these labels ensure persistent readability and adhesion in chemically intensive settings.

Cold Storage

Engineered for durability in low-temperature environments, cold storage labels maintain their adhesion and legibility in refrigeration and freezing conditions.

 Heat Resistant

Built to endure high temperatures without losing integrity, heat resistant labels are perfect for applications in manufacturing and industrial processes involving heat exposure.

Heat Resistant

Built to endure high temperatures without losing integrity, heat resistant labels are perfect for applications in manufacturing and industrial processes involving heat exposure.

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"The CleanMark team was informative about the different materials and print processes. They were able to quickly get me samples to test as well as pre-production proofs to verify label size, orientation and color. They fulfilled on their promise to decrease my delivery time while improving print quality."

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Associate Director of Quality at Access Biologicals