MACtac Receives British Standard Institute Approval for Durable Film Solutions

MACtac Printing Products has received British Standard (BS) 5609 marine immersion testing approval and certification on five additional durable film label stocks.

BS 5609 is a specification for printed pressure-sensitive, adhesive coated labels for marine use, which include requirements for the label base material. Labels are typically used for identification, warning and instruction.

BS 5609 testing is a requirement for self-adhesive drum labels needing International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) certification. Testing includes a three-month exposure of labeled test plates in salt water at mid-tide.

MACtac's BS 5609 compliant chemical drum labeling products include:

•VDG6911 - 3.4-mil matte white vinyl / MP690
•VDG6919 - 3.4-mil matte white laser and impact printable vinyl / MP690
•VDG9511 - 3.4-mil matte white vinyl / ST-95
•FCD6914 - 2-mil gloss white polyester / MP690
•FDD6914 - 2-mil matte white laser and impact printable polyester / MP690
•PJ6914 - 2.6-mil gloss white labellyte / MP690
•BDE6914 - 2.6-mil matte white UV polypropylene / MP690
•DSS4501 - DURASCAN S white polyethylene / 705VHP
•DT8001 - DRUMTAC white polyolefin / MF2030
•LWP6914 - 2-mil satin white laser printable polyester / MP690

“With the BS 5609 certification, we can now offer our label converters and end-users additional durable film solutions specifically engineered to meet the most stringent drum label application requirements,” said Kim Hensley, product manager, MACtac Printing Products. “We are continually augmenting our offering to ensure all our durable film solutions are recognized to meet the latest industry regulations.”

Designed for long-term durability and performance in harsh environments, MACtac durable film solutions adhere to a wide variety of substrates lasting, or in some cases, outlasting the life of the application. Typical durable film applications include lawn and garden, appliance and nameplate, chemical drums and wet-cell batteries. Designed to address extreme application needs, MACtac durable film solutions provide protection against solvents and chemicals, temperature extremes, ultra-violet (UV) light, moisture and abrasion.

For more information on MACtac's line of durable films, or other high-quality products available from MACtac Printing Products, call800-255-9733, e-mail MACtac.Americas@bemis.com or click here.
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