Year Discs for Apron Tags

Getting ready to inspect your lead aprons? Then don’t forget your updated Year Discs! These color-coded discs make un-inspected aprons easier to spot. Year disc colors rotate every four years so there is never any overlap because aprons are checked every 12 to 18 months in compliance with the State and Joint Commission inspections. Need a new Excel sheet to keep track of your inspected aprons? Download a free template here!

lead apron tag with year disc

year discs

Looking for a different color coding method to check your aprons or assets? Then try using our colored plastic spirals!

Happy Thanksgiving!

To celebrate Turkey Day, we are featuring our leg bands and wing bands for both domestic and wild turkeys.

Rivet Bands – Style # 1242FR9 (7/8” diameter) for turkeys, and wild turkeys. Style 1242FR9A (1” diameter) for turkey toms.
turkey leg band

There are different types of wing bands that can be used as well. If you prefer plastic, we offer a larger polyurethane wing band. If you prefer metal we offer a self-piercing wing band.

turkey wing band

turkey wing band

Fasteners for Different Types of Tags

Being able to properly attach your tag is just as important as the tag itself, which is why NB&T has a selection of fasteners to choose from to meet your application’s needs.

Fasteners For:

Dog & Cat Tags:
Fasteners for hanging the tag from the collar or fastening the tag directly to the collar.

  • S-Hooks
  • O-Rings
  • Pop Rivets

dog tag fasteners and attachments

Industrial Tags:
Fasteners for hanging or adhering plate tags to objects. (Different size holes available for other fasteners such as nails, screws, and pop rivets).

  • Custom Length Wires
    • Stainless steel or galvanized steel
    • Anywhere between 3” – 19” inches
  • Black UV Cable Ties
    • 1/8” long, 3/16” wide
  • Adhesive Backing
    • Tag heights of ½”, ¾”, or 1 ½”
    • 500 tag minimum


wire bundles

adhesive backed tag

Wire Rope Tags & Chain Sling Tags:
Connectors for putting into the sleeve inside the eye and swaging it, or stainless-steel O-Rings.

  • Connectors
  • Stainless Steel Rings

O-ring attachment

chain sling connector wire rope fastenerwire rope fastener

Promotional Uses:
Multiples types and sizes of ball chains and O-Rings available to create key-chains.

  • Ball chains
  • O-Rings

ball chain fasteners for keychains


Plant Tags:
Copper wires are recommended for plant and tree applications.

  • Copper Wire Bundle – 9” inches long

wire bundle

What to expect when doing business with NB&T

As a U.S. manufacturer, we custom make all our products to order. Only limited amounts of tags are stocked on the shelves through our quick ship programs.

After you call, email or send a quote request through the website, a sales representative will send you a quote in 2-4 business days. Once you approve the quote, it becomes an order, the credit card is run (unless you have established an open account with us) and the order is placed. A second sales rep then checks the order for accuracy. You will receive an acknowledgment (receipt) from your sales rep. The amount of time your order spends in the office can vary depending on the time it takes to receive quote approval or payment. After that, your order is sent to the factory.

Once in the factory, orders are scheduled to a press and are put in line to be produced. Standard orders that have no extra options added to them are usually in the factory between 2-4 weeks. Less popular tag shapes and special tag options can add additional weeks onto to the production time, these options include:

  • Paint Fill
  • Strip Packing
  • Links Attaching
  • Flat (Skin) Packing
  • Wet Tumbling
  • Wires Attached

After the tags are produced they are then sent to the shipping department. If you look at your acknowledgement, there will be an anticipated ship date that will always be a Friday date. Your order will be shipped out any time that week, with the Friday date being the absolute latest.

The amount of time your order spends in the office or factory may change during our busy season (October – December). During these months, we always recommend placing your order as soon as possible to make sure you get your tags on time.

If you have any questions, our sales representatives are happy to answer any questions you may have about doing business with National Band & Tag Company.

Call us at 859-261-2035.

Or email us at [email protected].

Chickens Can Put Their Shades On Too

Did you know National Band & Tag used to manufacture rose-colored Chicken Glasses to help stop chickens from pecking at each other? The sight of blood intensified the pecking instinct in chickens, so the rose-colored lenses made the red disappear, thus reducing cannibalism. The glasses we invented by National Band & Tag’s founder, Joseph Haas in 1939. These glasses for chickens are now considered to be a collectors’ item.

chicken with glassesanti-pix chicken glasses

Barry Weiss from the hit show Storage Wars found a few pairs of our Chicken Glasses in a storage unit and took them to a friend to see how they worked.

Have you ever seen a pair of these chicken glasses? We would love to hear your stories/experiences with this historic product!