Avery Dennison announced today that it is now a global resource for BS 5609 Section 2 and 3 testing and certification of its materials. The company will test and certify its materials for ribbon manufacturers, facestock suppliers, converters and end users.
The Avery Dennison BS 5609 certification is free of charge. Submitted materials undergo the rigorous testing required by BS 5609, which is a requirement for self adhesive drum labels needing International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) certification. The Standard exists to ensure labels on chemical drums and containers remain legible when subjected to the elements.
“Relying on Avery Dennison for BS 5609 certification saves material providers time and money,” said Michael Welch, senior product manager, Durables, Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials. “Certification with other entities may require a sizeable investment and take up to six months. Certification time through our process can be reduced by approximately a third.”
In addition to its BS 5609 laboratory testing facilities, Avery Dennison owns and operates a BS 5609 Section 2 water immersion testing site located in Cramlington, United Kingdom. “The organization is dedicated to providing efficient and thorough testing for all aspects of the certification,” said Welch.
The testing procedures conducted by Avery Dennison are in compliance with UL® BS 5609 certification. Avery Dennison is the first company to have its products certified by UL to Marking & Labeling Systems Marine Use (PGDT2), under UL’s Recognized Component Program, in accordance with the BS 5609:1986 standard (Section 2: base material and section 3: printed labels).
“UL is pleased to issue its first BS 5609 certification program to Avery Dennison,” said Todd Denison, VP and GM of Performance Materials for UL. “UL’s trusted third-party certification gives manufacturers like Avery Dennison a way todifferentiate their product from its competitors, but also it increases confidenceand peace of mind of label converters and end users involved in labeling of hazardous goods for marine transport.”
Avery Dennison also simplifies the BS 5609 certification process by offering Section 2 and Section 3 certified base materials as part of its Select Solutions™ Drum Portfolio. The company’s offering of certified materials continues to expand with the addition of the following products:
● Laser: Laser vinyl
● Thermal Transfer: Kimdura® multi task and a 2.6 Mil synthetic paper
● TransCode® conformable film – ideal for plastic containers
● Inkjet: 5 Mil Kimdura Inkjet
For more information, visit http://label.averydennison.