Cryogenic Labels

Reliable Performance in the Most Extreme Cold

Cryogenic labels are a particular grade of cold storage labels designed for the identification and tracking of samples, containers, and equipment that are stored or used in extreme low-temperature environments, typically below -80 °C (-112 °F) or in liquid nitrogen (-196 °C/-321 °F) storage. These labels withstand the harsh conditions of cryogenic storage, where conventional labels may fail due to extreme cold, frost formation, or exposure to cryogenic liquids. When it comes to cryogenic storage, reliable sample identification, and tracking are paramount. Our cryogenic labels offer exceptional performance, enduring the coldest temperatures while providing clear identification and efficient tracking of your valuable samples. With their extreme temperature resistance, durable materials, and strong adhesion, our cryogenic labels ensure the integrity of your storage processes. Customize your labels, streamline your workflows, and enhance your cryogenic storage practices with our top-quality cryogenic labels. Explore our wide range of cryogenic labels and how they can meet your extreme cold storage needs.

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Why Choose Our Cryogenic Labels?

  • Extreme Temperature Resistance: Our cryogenic labels endure the harshest cold storage conditions, including temperatures as low as -196 °C (-321°F). They remain intact and readable, preventing label failure and ensuring reliable sample identification and tracking.
  • Strong Adhesive Properties: Our cryogenic labels feature a powerful adhesive that ensures long-lasting adherence to various surfaces, including vials, tubes, and storage containers. They remain securely attached, even when exposed to temperature fluctuations, frost, or condensation.
  • Moisture and Frost Resistance: Our labels resist moisture and frost formation, compromising label legibility and adhesion. They remain clear, readable, and free from damage caused by condensation or exposure to cryogenic liquids.
  • Print Legibility: Our cryogenic labels provide a smooth surface for high-quality printing. Our inks will not shatter or degrade at highly frigid temperatures.
  • Customization Options: We understand that each laboratory has unique requirements. Custom options include specific information such as lot numbers, expiry dates, or company logos. Customize your labels to meet your precise needs and enhance sample organization and traceability.

Find The Right Cryogenic Labels

In order to find cryogenic labels that perform and properly satisfy your quality standards, it is important to partner with a label expert familiar with a wide array of controlled environment applications. Our team has extensive experience working with companies involved with advanced research and manufacturing. We can work in tandem with your technical team to design, prototype, and manufacture cleanroom labels that are engineered for your application. Our aim is to make this quick and easy for you. 

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Additional Cold Storage Options

Refrigerator Labels

Refrigerator Labels

Cold chain labels are general purpose for usage in refrigerated settings between 2 °C to 8 °C.

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Freezer Labels

Freezer Labels

Our freezer grade labels are suitable for normal frozen storage conditions between 0 °C to -40 °C.

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Dry Ice Labels

Dry Ice Labels

Our dry ice labels are for usage in ultra-low temperature laboratory freezers -40 °C to -80 °C.

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Label features
  • Highest grade tack and peel strength adhesion
  • Withstands long-term storage in liquid nitrogen storage (-196 °C)
  • Minimum application temperature: 10 °C
  • Service temperature range: -196 °C to +75 °C
  • Excellent chemical, moisture, and UV resistance
Applications of cryogenic labels
  • Biobanks and Biorepositories: Cryogenic labels are extensively used in biobanks and biorepositories for the labeling and tracking of biological samples, including DNA, RNA, cell cultures, tissues, and specimens. These labels withstand ultra-low temperatures in liquid nitrogen or other cryogenic storage systems.
  • Research Laboratories: Cryogenic labels find application in research laboratories, including molecular biology, genetics, and genomics, where samples and reagents must be stored at cryogenic temperatures. They ensure proper identification and traceability of stored materials.
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Research: Cryogenic labels are used in pharmaceutical and medical research facilities for labeling cryopreserved cells, stem cells, tissue samples, and other biological materials stored in cryogenic freezers. These labels provide critical information for tracking and maintaining sample integrity.
  • IVF and Fertility Clinics: Cryogenic labels are essential in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and fertility clinics for labeling cryopreserved embryos, sperm, and eggs stored in liquid nitrogen tanks. These labels ensure the accurate identification and traceability of reproductive materials.
  • Tissue Engineering: Cryogenic labels are used in tissue engineering laboratories to label cryopreserved tissue grafts, scaffolds, and biomaterials used in regenerative medicine. These labels help with proper sample identification and tracking.
  • Forensic Science: Cryogenic labels find application in forensic laboratories for labeling and tracking biological evidence, such as blood samples, DNA samples, and other biological specimens stored in cryogenic conditions. They assist in maintaining sample integrity and chain of custody.
  • Food and Agriculture: Cryogenic labels are used in the food and agriculture industry for labeling cryogenically frozen food products, such as fruits, vegetables, seafood, and meats. These labels provide information regarding product identification, storage guidelines, and expiration dates.
  • Veterinary Medicine: Cryogenic labels are employed in veterinary clinics and research facilities for labeling cryopreserved animal tissues, reproductive materials, and cell lines. These labels ensure the accurate identification and traceability of samples.
  • Cryogenic Storage Facilities: Cryogenic labels are essential for correctly identifying and organizing samples and specimens stored in cryogenic storage facilities. These facilities may include cryogenic freezers, dewars, or other specialized cryogenic containers.
  • Industrial and Manufacturing: Cryogenic labels find application in industrial and manufacturing environments where cryogenic storage is required for specialized materials, components, or products. These labels assist in proper inventory control and identification.
Design considerations

The challenges of low temperatures and surface condensation can cause application and durability failure modes with your cleanroom cold storage labels. Understanding your unique variable and the possible failure mode is critical for finding a viable cold storage labeling solution. Below we outline a few considerations to help you decide what cryo label solution is right for you.

Selecting the appropriate label for storage temperature

When choosing labels for samples stored in the cold, the most crucial consideration is to assess exposure temperature. Cryogenic labels stick to containers below -196 °C. However, cryogenic labels tend to be susceptible to adhesive cold flow at elevated temperatures, so picking a cryo label for general refrigerated storage applications may have compatibility issues due to adhesive migration.

Container conformation and surface type

There is a multitude of labware and packaging containers that have to conform. As such, the application surface is critical in choosing the appropriate label. Some cryo labels better fit plastic or glass labware, while others apply to metals like stainless steel. Moreover, your container configuration supports the space required to display all the information to identify samples. 

Label re-application

Lastly, consider if your samples require both labeling and relabeling post-cryo storage. Upon removal, considerable amounts of frost cover the vials. As such, they typically must be applied at room temperature before cryogenic storage or have a wraparound feature to compensate for this shortcoming.

Custom made

Our sterile labels are fully customizable to satisfy various technical requirements. We are here to understand your needs end-to-end to develop a complete label construction unique to your application.

Form Factor

Die-cut and tailor your labels to fit practically any dimension of containers, products, and packaging.

Construction Type

Available in rolls or sheets, piggyback and label set constructions

Topcoat Finish

Choose from a variety of matte, gloss, and semi-gloss topcoat selections

Printing Options

Compatible with thermal transfer, direct thermal, inkjet, and standard laser printers

Adhesive Grade

Pick from permanent, semi-removable, and removable adhesives

Sterile Indicating

Utilize chemical indicators that fit your sterilization processing method

Printing Capability

Labels can be fully printed, partially printed, blank, or hand writeable

Material Selection

Select from multiple forms of premium face stocks, plastic cores, and liners.

Surface Resistance

Can provide material that exhibits chemical, moisture, UV, and temperature resistance

What Our Customers Say

"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."

— Ernie Schrepfer, Associate Director of Quality Access Biologicals
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