FLEXcon and ITW Security and Brand Identity Group Collaborate to Deliver GHS BS5609 Section 3 Certified Drum Label Solutions
FLEXcon, an innovator in adhesive coating and laminating, today announced that it has collaborated with ITW Security and Brand Identity Group to qualify a combination of drum label materials and resin thermal transfer ribbons that meet the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) standard, as well as BS5609 Section 3 for the chemical and petroleum market. FLEXcon’s DRUMcal™line can now be printed with ITW Security and Brand Identity Group’s resin ribbons for two-color and flat head thermal transfer printers, meeting the latest GHS standard which requires drum label plaque cards to be variable printed with both red and black ink. Certain DRUMcal™ products are also approved under BS5609 Section 2 for salt water immersion.
“Working with FLEXcon has allowed us to solve a problem that converters face as they look to meet GHS standards for chemical and petroleum companies and end users,” said Don Lance, Strategic Account Manager, ITW Security and Brand Identity Group. “Enabling clients to print in both red and black inks that have already been tested saves them time, money and resources. Our products are developed specifically for drum labels and provide converters with a simple solution.”
FLEXcon and ITW Security and Brand Identity Group have taken facilitating GHS compliance a step further by working with Printer OEMs such as MICROPLEX and cab to ensure the compatibility of their products with those printers. MICROPLEX and cab have developed duel head printers with red and black printing capabilities to produce drum labels that have already been BS5609 Section 3 certified, and meet GHS standards for chemical and petroleum companies.
“This collaboration is an example of our efforts to constantly adapt to market changes and make it easier for our customers to obtain products that comply with standards set by regulatory organizations such as GHS,” said Brian Ayers, Product Manager, Product Identification Business Team, FLEXcon. “Converters can now look to FLEXcon and ITW Security and Brand Identity Group for drum label materials that are market ready and require no further testing.”
For more details on FLEXcon’s GHS-certified DRUMcal™ product line, visit FLEXcon.com/drum.