When it comes to a product you are selling, it is necessary to protect that product’s security in every way possible. One of the most common ways of doing this is by providing a bar code. Bar codes tie your product to a specified number that can provide details of said product. This is how retail stores and supermarkets (and virtually any place you buy things) store their prices. They tie them to the product’s bar code. Nowadays, barcodes are used not only on products to be sold, but also on medical identification tags in hospitals, parcels, and other items that need to be quickly identified or verified.
For many heavy duty or expensive items, barcoded stickers are foregone in favor of bar code metal plates. These are more reliable and durable than the traditional type of bar code and are therefore more suitable for items that may be thrown around or have more industrial uses.
Typically, aluminum is the metal that is used for bar code metal plates. After being imprinted by one of many various methods, a finish is applied to protect the barcode from hazardous materials or fading by sunlight. The bar code is positive to stay readable and usable for far longer than the traditional sticker code.