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Flag Styles

Because of the wide variety of processes and materials requiring automatic flagging, we offer a variety of pressure sensitive flag styles. Various colors, adhesive styles and constructions are available for use with the AF2 WebFlagger.

The flag’s adhesive is deadened on the portion which hangs off the edge of the web and protrudes out of the wound roll. This prevents the flags from sticking to idler rolls or any other object. To ensure the flags are tough enough to survive in a manufacturing environment, they are also over laminated with film after printing.

Some flags utilize a very aggressive permanent adhesive while others use a removable style. One flag has a metallic lamination for automatic sensing on a downstream process; another is printed with an individual number and corresponding bar code. These numbered flags are for use with the ScrapTracker system or a third party inspection system for unique identification of each defect location.

If your process requires a custom configuration, please contact us at with your requirement.

The chart below lists our standard flag styles which are typically available for immediate delivery.

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Direct Losses

Rolls per shift (average)

Defects flagged per roll

Shifts per day

Shifts per weekend

Rolls per week

Flagged defects per week

Feet lost per defect by inaccurate flagging

Cost per foot (average)

Cost per week

Cost per year

Indirect Losses

Extra minutes spent per defect at rewinder/slitter due to inaccurate flagging

Rewinding/slitting cost per hour in dollars

Cost per week

Cost per year

Miscellaneous Losses

Yearly dollars lost due to returns/rework from unflagged defects getting to customers

Yearly dollars lost due to lost time accidents due to manual flagging

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Defect Flag Styles

Part No.
Orange – Permanent Adhesive – Right Hand AF2-RH-PO
Orange – Permanent Adhesive – Left Hand AF2-LH-PO
Yellow – Removable Adhesive – Right Hand AF2-RH-RY
Yellow – Removable Adhesive – Left Hand AF2-LH-RY
Blue – Removable Adhesive – Right Hand AF2-RH-RB
Blue – Removable Adhesive – Left Hand AF2-LH-RB
Red – Permanent Adhesive – Right Hand – Metallized AF2-RH-PRM
Red – Permanent Adhesive – Left Hand – Metallized AF2-LH-PRM
ScrapTracker – Numbered and Bar Coded
Removable Adhesive – Right Hand
ScrapTracker – Numbered and Bar Coded
Removable Adhesive – Left Hand
Gold – Metallized – Full Width Permanent Adhesive
(No Deadened Adhesive, Laminate or Print)

Note: All rolls contain approximately 1000 flags.