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  • 03 Dec 2019

PPG label stock receives BS5609 certification

PPG label stock receives BS5609 certification

PPG Teslin label stock used in combination with the OKI Data C844dnw, C911dn, C931dn, C942dn and Pro1050 printing systems has achieved British Maritime Standard 5609 Section 3 certification.

The certification indicates that PPG Teslin-based labels printed with these systems will remain intact and legible when used on chemical drums and other packaging for hazardous materials shipped by sea.

The BS 5609 certification is recognized internationally and required by the International Maritime Dangerous Goods code and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. To achieve Section 3 certification, the legibility and print permanence of the base label material, printer model and the ink formula must meet minimum durability benchmarks after withstanding abrasion and saltwater submersion for 90 days.

‘The certification with OKI Data's latest printing systems will enable our mutual customers to meet a number of important label compliance requirements,’ said Fabrizio Mandingorra, PPG global segment manager at Teslin. ‘OKI Data’s Pro1050 printing system is the first LED- based technology that we have certified for BS 5609. As LED technology grows in popularity due to its high print quality and cost effectiveness, the PPG Teslin label stock will be an important alternative for durable labels.’

With the BS 5609 certification, PPG will work with Tokyo-based OKI Data to jointly develop and grow the Japanese chemical drum labeling market.

PPG Teslin label stock is compatible with print technologies ranging from digital inkjet, laser and thermal transfer to flexographic and offset. Unlike many other durable label materials, it reduces the potential for static discharge when liners are peeled from label stock – a process known to ignite chemical vapors in some manufacturing environments. The static-dissipative nature of PPG Teslin label stock also helps minimize static buildup during digital printing, thereby improving print quality and throughput.

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