We have extended our range of label products with BS5609 approval June 29 2016
uslabel.net has extended its range of self-adhesive label products that comply with section two of the internationally recognized BS5609 standard for self-adhesive labels for marine use.
The BS5609 standard contains provisions to ensure that dangerous goods transported by sea should be durably labeled and identified. Section two details the requirements for pressure-sensitive adhesive laminates and rates their performance in terms of dimensional stability, adhesion, artificial weathering, temperature cycling and color fastness, as well as exposure to marine conditions for three months.
Five new product approvals bring the number of uslabel.net label products that meet the requirements of the standard to almost 50.
Four of the new products conforming to BS5609 section two – PET White TC 50, PP Solid White TC 60, PP Matt Solid White 60 and Polyprint 100 White – use a RC77 adhesive, a strong permanent adhesive designed specifically for industrial chemical drum labeling. RC77 has improved temperature and chemical resistance, as well as good adhesion on polar and non-polar surfaces to ensure containers remain clearly identifiable throughout their lifetime.
The fifth product, PP White UVI 60 for UV inkjet digital printing, uses a RP77 adhesive. RP77 is a high-tack adhesive with good adhesion on polar and non-polar surfaces.