Why Hot Stamp/Heat Transfer?

As dry processes that simplify product decoration and eliminate concerns over voids and other common printing challenges- both hot stamping and heat transfer are attractive options for appliance applications.

Hot stamping is a cost-effective process providing excellent visual performance with metallic foils.

Heat transfer offers precision single or multi-color matching as well as the possibility to add an extra clear coat for superior durability.

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Why United Silicone?

Leading appliance brands, OEMs, plastic molders and metal sheet stampers rely on United Silicone for durable decoration systems as well as for our precision fixtures, market-leading consumables, fast turn arounds, 1st Run services, expert qualification validation services and deep appliance industry partnerships.

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Applications

Durable Appliance Decoration

Designed to Withstand Extreme Heat, Cold and Chemical Exposure

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Washers/Dryers

United Silicone has experience applying control panel indicators and branding on backsplashes on clothes washers and dryers. When brands put out low-, mid- and high-level versions of their washers and dryer with slightly differentiated control panels, we work closely with them to ensure decoration can be easily modified without the need for additional tooling.

Typical applications include:

  • Washer Control Panels
  • Dryer Control Panels

 

Refrigerators/Freezers

Decoration designed to stand up to even extreme cold environments. We have expertise in adding brand, indicator and instruction information in various internal and external refrigerator and freezer applications.

Typical applications include:

  • Interior Refrigerator/Freezer Decoration – crisper drawers (cooling graphic), humidity control panels, water filters, ice makers, branding
  • Exterior Refrigerator/Freezer Decoration – logos, exterior water dispenser, ice maker
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Dishwashers

We understand the tight tolerances and extreme reliability required for dishwasher decoration. We provide branding, instruction and indicator decoration for leading dishwasher brands.

Typical applications include:

  • Control panel buttons
  • Control panel
Stovetops

United Silicone provides durable branding, indicator and instruction decoration on stovetops, capable of withstanding food exposure and extreme heat.

Typical applications include:

  • Stove tops
  • Backsplash
  • Knobs
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Small Appliances

United Silicone provides indicator, logo, instruction and safety warnings on wide array of different small appliances.

Typical applications include:

  • Food Processors
  • Blenders
  • Toasters
  • Irons
  • Coffee Makers
  • Vacuums
  • Garage Door Openers
Dedicated Products & Services

United Silicone offers a variety of products and services that are especially useful for appliance applications. For example:

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1st Runs

  • 1st run print jobs allow key stakeholders to review product quality and processes before launching full production

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Total Solution

  • Close relationships with all of the major label providers
  • We have contacts in place to ensure your program kick off is streamlined and efficient

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Industry Partnerships

  • Close relationships with all of the major label providers
  • We have contacts in place to ensure your program kick off is streamlined and efficient

Considerations

Appliance Decorating Challenges

We understand the challenges commonly associated with appliance decoration. United Silicone´s customer or technical support staff can provide insight in the following key areas:

Foil Performance

  • How to avoid foil failure – typically in adhesion or wearability testing

Precision Decoration Placement

  • How to obtain highly repeatable precision label placement

Troubleshooting

  • Training  to ensure operators understand all considerations needed to avoid voids, air entrapment, heat or witness marks and other decorating challenges
We would love to learn more about your appliance decoration challenge