While individuals are typically not ingesting chemicals that are stored in drums and large barrels, it is still critical for all items to have durable labels that adhere to GDS labeling standards.
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BS5609 (British Standard 5609) is a specification for printed pressure-sensitive, adhesive-coated labels for marine use. Having current and accurate BS5609 labels is a necessity for businesses using containers that face marine immersion or harsh environments. This standard also specifies label base material.
Businesses need to meet the BS5609 certification to ensure that any chemical or drum labels are able to last in unforgiving environments, particularly those that are submerged underwater for extended periods of time.
Print your own BS5609 labels
Durable labels are a necessity, especially for companies that often store chemical containers in harsh environments – extreme temperatures, for example. Using DuraFast labels will ensure that your products keep their specifications, allowing customers or your business partners to always know what is inside a barrel, bottle or other container.
DuraFast Label Company chemical labels have been BS5609-certified when printed with Epson color label printers. Our BS5609-certified chemical labels have undergone all testing requirements, including a three-month exposure in salt water.
Which printer is best for my BS5609 label printing needs?
Epson printers are ideal for companies that need to design custom labels that can withstand the elements. The professionals at DuraFast Label Company can help businesses across numerous industries find labels for whatever the product might be. Everything from fertilizer to pesticide labels must be clearly marked, adhering to international and federal standards.
For example, the Epson GP-C831 is ideal for GHS large format drum and chemical label printing. This machine can create designs as large as 8 inches by 22 inches at speeds of up to 16.5 pages per minute. Companies that need to print mass amounts of labels will not have to worry about paper jams, as the Epson GP-C831 uses automatic paper release systems.
Chemical companies must label their chemical products in accordance with numerous international regulations such as GHS, BS5609 and International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG). If you need self-adhesive chemical GHS drum labels, make sure that they have been BS5609 certified.
Why choose DuraFast Label Company for BS5609 labels?
The professionals at DuraFast Label Company are willing to work with you to find the best solution for your BS5609 label needs. Using machines like the Epson GP-C831 can ensure that your business does not fall behind on orders, even if the federal requirements change. Never again will you need to wait for labels to be sent back to you – the printing can all be done at your company.
With strong ink and durable labels, DuraFast Label Company can help your organization keep its message firmly in place, clear for anyone to read. Contact one of our labeling specialists today to find the right BS5609 labels to meet your needs.