Labels for the automotive sector: the legal requirements

Automotive labels are required to meet high quality standards to ensure safety in vehicles and comply with legal obligations.

The quality of the components in the automotive sector is of fundamental importance. This applies not only to engines, gear systems and brakes, but also to labels that play a crucial role in maintaining high vehicle safety standards. In fact, the latter provide essential information to passengers, such as instructions for use of a particular component or safety warnings.

In this article, let’s take a closer look at all the standards needed to ensure that all labels comply with the regulations currently in force. A poorly printed or missing label can cause costly recalls and economic loss to the vehicle manufacturer.

Labels for the automotive sector: what the regulations have to say

To ensure the safety of all passengers, automotive label printing is regulated by several international standards.

In its capacity as a company specialising in the production of fabric labels for seat belts, Nastrificio di Cassano is committed to complying with these regulations in order to deliver safe, superior quality and legally compliant products to its customers.

Below is a summary of the characteristics that automotive labels must have.

Quality and reliability


According to IATF 16949:2016, the International Quality Management System, automotive labels must be tested to guarantee high standards of quality and reliability and ensure the safety of all vehicle passengers.



The UL/CSA standards for marking systems on durable goods declare that automotive labels must be resilient and legible throughout the working life of the vehicle. This means that labels must remain intact over time even in adverse conditions, such as high humidity rates and temperatures.



Car labels must be fire-proof in order to comply with regulation MV SS 302. For example, at Nastrificio di Cassano we produce fabric labels for seat belts using flame retardant polyester.

Not only does this material meet the highest safety standards, but is also designed to last in time, keeping critical information intact and easily legible.



The Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) ensures that automotive label suppliers are certified and their manufacturing processes are approved and compliant with the regulations in force.

This ensures that customers are certain they will receive secure and legally regulated labels.



Automotive labels must also comply with strict environmental sustainability standards. For example, the REACH Regulation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) imposed by the European Union, regulates the use of chemicals in the production of labels in order to protect the health of people and the planet.

Nastrificio di Cassano: quality labels for seat belts

At Nastrificio di Cassano, each individual automotive label is produced with extreme care and attention using certified processes and durable, flame-retardant and sustainable materials that guarantee maximum durability and integrity to all our solutions over time.

Our labels are able to meet the demands of the strictest international quality and safety standards: every batch undergoes rigorous tests to verify the reliability and durability of our labels, and ensure they remain intact and legible even under the most adverse conditions, such as humidity and high temperatures, without becoming frayed or discoloured.

Passenger safety, compliance with current regulations and environmental protection are our top priorities. Rely on us for your premium quality labels that respect the planet and regulations.

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