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  • 29 Jul 2014

iSys Label Edge 850 receives BS5609 certification

iSys Label has had its Edge 850 digital label printer certified to print GHS-compliant drum and chemical labels according to Section 3 of the BS5609 standards

iSys Label has had its Edge 850 digital label printer certified to print GHS-compliant drum and chemical labels according to Section 3 of the BS5609 standards.

In order to print fully compliant drum and chemical labels, the facestock, adhesive and printed graphic all need to meet the requirements for Sections 1, 2 and 3 of BS5609, and be independently tested and certified by the Print Industry Research Association (PIRA). The printed labels are exposed to artificial weathering, tape removal and abrasion resistance tests to ensure they are capable of withstanding the harshest environments and prove their durability.

During this process, iSys Label partnered with MACtac to find two suitable options for substrates – a PET and a BOPP – both of which passed certification and can be purchased in rolls from iSys-appointed converters in the US. GHS-approved materials from MACtac must be used to be compliant.

In addition to the certification, GHS also requires users to conform to labeling standards that use the black and red pictogram system in conjunction with precautionary text warning of the dangers and risks of the material.

The Edge 850 GHS is a roll-to-roll digital label printer and comes complete with printer, feeder, rewinder and EDGE2Print software.

Mark Hopkins, president of iSys Label parent company Imaging Systems Group, said: ‘iSys is very excited to be fully certified and in compliance. The combination of the materials, toner and printing process have proven their durability and is sure to add value to supply chains, large and small, around the world.’

iSys Label will be showing the Edge 850 GHS label printer at Labelexpo Americas, taking place September 9-11 in Chicago, Illinois.