25.4 mm, 76.2 mm
Chemical Resistant Labels
XyliFIL™ – Xylene & Chemical-Resistant Labels for Histology
Size: 0.875″ x 0.875″/ 22.2mm x 22.2mm
Labels across: 1
Labels/roll: 1,000 or 3,000
Core: 1″ or 3″ / 25mm or 76mm
Adhesive: Permanent, chemical-resistant
Temperature range: From -80°C to +120°C (-112°F to 248°F)
Recommended Ribbons: XAR-Class Solvent-Resistant Ribbon
XyliFIL™ labels are specially designed for histology (microscope slides) applications that require resistance to various chemicals and conditions associated with common histology preparation, such as xylene, ethanol series, xylene substitutes, histology stains, and high temperature (70°C) treatments.
Its permanent adhesive ensures the labels remain affixed, even in the harshest environments. Their uniform material design avoids delamination issues and won’t absorb histology stains that can obscure printout and barcodes.
Intended for use on flat surfaces, these solvent-resistant labels, along with their printout, can withstand immersion in xylene for up to 5 hours on a microscope slide (thorough testing in end-user application conditions is highly recommended). Resistant as well to long-term exposure and immersion in safer clearing and deparaffinizing xylene substitutes such as EZ Prep, Clearify™, Histo-Clear™, Formula 83™, Pro-Par, and others.
XyliFIL™ labels are also resistant to organic solvents, industrial thinners, flux, oils, grease, degreasers, gasoline, as well as other chemicals and solvents. In addition, they resist continuous wiping and rubbing with alcohol- and alkyl chloride-based surface sanitizing wipes.
Compatible with all major commercially available thermal-transfer barcode printers, these chemical-resistant histology-grade labels can be printed with alphanumeric text, 1D and 2D barcodes, and serialized numbers using our recommended XAR-class of chemical-resistant ribbons for maximum solvent resistance and data integrity.
- Excellent stain resistance, ideal for microscope slides used in histology
- Recommended for routine as well as special staining protocols
- Resistant to xylene, toluene, hexane, acetone, alcohols, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), acetonitrile (ACN), and other organic solvents
- Also resistant to the new generation of safer, non-toxic, xylene alternatives/substitutes
- Compatible with manual and automated slide processing systems
- Suitable for labeling components in laboratories, industrial settings, and manufacturing, wherever contact with harsh chemicals and solvents may occur
Frequently asked questions
Yes, XyliFIL™ labels are thermal-transfer printable and require a ribbon to be printed. To achieve the proper printout, these labels require a xylene and solvent-resistant XAR-class ribbon of the same width or larger.
XyliFIL labels are designed with histology procedures in mind. Their special design affords them maximal resistance against the gamut of environmental conditions encountered during common histological (microscope) slide preparation, namely xylene, ethanol series, xylene substitutes, histology stains, and high temperature (70°C) treatments.
Yes, XyliFIL labels do not acquire colors from histological stains such as hematoxylin or eosin Y. For even greater histological stain resistance, try our StainTUFF™ labels.
XyliFIL has been tested and can withstand immersion in xylene for up to 5 hours with virtually no adhesive or printout degradation.
No, XyliFIL is not offered in color. For color, chemical-resistant labels, see here.
No, XyliFIL is not provided in a clear format. For transparent xylene and chemical-resistant labels for microscope slides, we recommend our XyliTRANS™ labels.
Yes, our XyliFIL labels are compatible with automated processors. For more information, consult our technical support team.
Yes, we offer labels that are fully compliant with Hologic systems and are the preferred label supplier source for ThinPrep® slides, ThinPrep® vials, and Aptima® tubes. Please contact our support team or visit our Hologic page.
No, XyliFIL labels have a permanent chemical-resistant adhesive that is not made for easy removal. For removable chemical-resistant solutions, click here.
No, XyliFIL is not offered with a laminate. For laminated microscope slide labels that will resist high temperatures and acidic/basic buffers, we recommend our AFT-class labels.
XyliFIL labels, as well as other labels, can be customized with RFID technology. Please contact our support team for more details.
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 chemical-resistant labels preprinted with graphics and logos, as well as variable or serialized information from a database. Learn more about our custom printing options.