Autoclave Piggyback Labels – 4″ x 2″ #PAUTR-6

Class: PAUTR

$284.90 usd


Autoclavable Piggyback Labels


  • Special label-on-label design allows for the identification of multiple subdivided items and surfaces
  • Autoclavable, these sterilization labels can withstand 20 autoclave cycles
  • Removable adhesive
  • Compatible with all major brands of thermal-transfer printers

Removable autoclave-resistant piggyback labels ideal for metal, plastic, and glass surfaces, including surgical instruments, glassware, trays, blister packs, and other items intended for use in steam autoclaves, ovens, and gamma irradiators. Special label on label design allows you to print once and use smaller nested labels later on different surfaces as needed. Our durable autoclave thermal-transfer labels will not leave any adhesive residue after removal. They are weather & water-proof, alcohol-resistant, and have been tested to endure 20 autoclave cycles (at 121°C/250°F, 16.5 psi for 20 minutes). Compatible with all major brands of thermal-transfer printers.


Size:   4″ x 2"
(101.6 mm x 50.8 mm)

Labels/Roll:   500 (1″ core), 500 (3″ core)

Perforated:   Yes

Temperature Range:   -60°C to +150°C
(-76°F to 302°F)

Adhesive:   Removable

Printing Methods:   Thermal-Transfer

Features:   Piggyback

Resistances:   Autoclave, Gamma Irradiation

Recommended Ink Ribbons:   RR-Class

Class:   PAUTR

Color(s):   White


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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, PAUTR-class labels are thermal-transfer printable and require a ribbon to be printed. To achieve the proper printout, these labels require a smudge-proof RR-class ribbon of the same width or larger.

No, PAUTR-class labels can only be printed with thermal-transfer printers. For laser and inkjet printable autoclave-resistant labels we suggest Steri-LazrTAG and Steri-JetTAG.

Yes, we offer two kinds of autoclave tape. Our TAUT-class autoclave-resistant tape that can be printed with thermal-transfer printers, and our STRAT-class tape, which is perfect for use as an indicator of steam sterilization.

Yes, PAUTR-class labels can withstand high-heat conditions, up to temperatures of +150°C.

No, these labels are not suited for deep-freeze or cryogenic applications. For piggyback labeling solutions that will withstand storage in cryogenic conditions, click here.

Yes, these labels are coated with a glove-friendly adhesive, made for easy removal.

No, PAUTR-class labels are not designed to be applied over existing labels. For covering-up obsolete or inaccurate labels, we recommend our BOA-class blackout thermal-transfer sterilization labels.

No, these labels are not currently available in different configurations. They can however be custom produced in any configuration necessary, for more information contact our technical support team.

Barcoding or label design software can be used to create templates that conform to the size of your label. You can then insert design elements within the template, for easy printing.

Yes, we can provide our autoclave-resistant labels preprinted with full-color graphics and logos, as well as variable or serialized information from a database. Learn more about our custom printing options.

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