4 Ways to Save with Arctic Xtreme™ Labels for Cold Storage Facilities
With evolving buying habits for food and groceries, the demand for cold-storage facilities continues to grow. JLL Capital Markets reported that the need for cold-storage facilities remains strong, with a 3.5 percent vacancy nationally that is near zero in some markets.
“Finding effective labeling solutions for cold storage facilities can be a real challenge,” said John Roggeveen, senior business development manager at ID Label. “Numerous environmental factors affect the performance of labeling solutions for warehouse freezer locations. We have a range of proven options we discuss with our customers to determine the best solution for their cold storage warehouses.”
“The Arctic Xtreme™ label is a game changer. Great job, ID Label. I have already notified my other facilities working on similar projects.”
– General Manager, Leading Logistics Provider
A Better Approach to Cold Storage Labeling
Cold storage facilities not only offer longer storage times, but they also keep products fresh. The operating temperatures can vary from one facility to the next depending on the products being stored, so it’s important to investigate which cold-storage labeling solutions will perform the best. At ID Label, we offer various products, from convenient magnet-backed options to high-performing rack labels with permanent, all-temp adhesives.
“Suppose your facility prints its own rack labels for cold storage but they aren’t made to withstand the low temperatures,” Roggeveen said. “You will find yourself endlessly having to replace your cold-storage labels due to adhesion difficulties, fading print and bad scans. Ultimately, there will be wasted labels, data-entry errors and lost productivity—on repeat unless you find a better option.”
For the best performance in cold-storage facilities, ID Label offers Arctic Xtreme™ cold storage rack labels. These labels perform exceptionally well in cold, wet and subzero conditions — as low as an industry-leading -65F — and can withstand the daily bumps and knocks faced in a warehouse facility. Arctic Xtreme™ labels offer several advantages over traditional labels in a cold-storage facility, including four key savings:
1. Save Installation Time
According to Roggeveen, Arctic Xtreme™ labels are much faster to manufacture than traditional magnet-backed labels. They don’t require the additional steps needed to produce the magnets, cut them to size and apply the label, allowing ID Label to deliver labels to the job site much quicker.
Operations also won’t have to be disrupted for a cold storage label installation, as Arctic Xtreme™ labels can be applied in temperatures as low as -20F. This means you won’t have to remove product inventory and raise temperatures to install rack labeling.
2. Save Manpower
Once applied, Arctic Xtreme™ labels are designed to endure cold storage conditions long-term.
“With ID Label solutions, you don’t have to worry about fading or incorrect labels because they’re custom manufactured with a durable protective coating,” said Roggeveen. “These labels won’t peel, crack or get knocked off, and you won’t have to spend as much manpower time changing them out.”
He added that time spent changing out inferior labels is in addition to time wasted by employees having to manually enter data or making incorrect picks when failing labels won’t scan properly.
“Finding effective labeling solutions for cold storage facilities can be a real challenge. Numerous environmental factors affect the performance of labeling solutions for warehouse freezer locations.”
– John Roggeveen, ID Label
3. Save Waste
The longer lifespan of Arctic Xtreme™ labels prevents the material waste associated with traditional paper or magnet-backed labels. Facilities that are regularly printing and reprinting labels due to a shorter usable life are creating significantly more waste than those benefiting from the longer life span of Arctic Xtreme™ labels, a more environmentally responsible cold storage label solution.
4. Save Money
While there may be cheaper labeling alternatives in the short-term, Arctic Xtreme™ labels will ultimately prove to be the most cost-effective solution in the long run. With the durability to avoid frequent replacements and the operational costs lost to failing labels, Arctic Xtreme™ labels ultimately provide a greater return on investment.
“In the past, the rule of thumb was to always use magnet labels for the freezer, but now we have this cost-effective, environmentally friendly alternative that’s quicker to manufacture,” said Roggeveen. “We definitely recommend cold-storage facilities take a look at Arctic Xtreme™ labels.”
As one ID Label customer puts it: “The Arctic Xtreme™ label is a game changer. Great job, ID Label. I have already notified my other facilities working on similar projects.”
The ID Label Advantage
ID Label manufactures extremely durable warehouse labels. Our materials have been tested and used in warehouse operations around the globe.
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