Product Name BS5609 label Description Companies transporting dangerous goods in marine environments (overseas) are subject to safety regulations and may require British Maritime Standards (BS5609) certification for their labeling components. This is a requirement for International Maritime...
Companies transporting dangerous goods in marine environments (overseas) are subject to safety regulations and may require British Maritime Standards (BS5609) certification for their labeling components. This is a requirement for International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) certification. The purpose is to ensure that if a chemical drum falls off a ship that the label remains adhered, intact and legible after an extended period in the ocean. Labels need to withstand a three-month salt water submersion. BS5609 compliance means the label has met the most stringent tests for durability in the industry.
Labels are typically used for identification, warning and instruction applied to drums containing chemicals.
British Standard BS 5609 is a specification for printed pressure-sensitive, adhesive-coated labels for marine use, including requirements for label base material. It sets out various durability criteria including adhesive performance, print permanence and abrasion resistance, stipulating minimum standards for labels to be used in "Marine Environments”.
BS 5609 testing is a requirement for self-adhesive drum labels needing International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) certification. Testing includes a 3 month exposure of labelled test plates in salt water at mid-tide.
To obtain BS 5609 certification, labels need to withstand a three-month salt water submersion test in the English Channel. BS5609-certified labels are proven meet the most stringent tests for durability in the industry, and are described as an extremely durable label suitable use in harsh environmental conditions.
Why test labels to BS 5609?
• Internationally-recognised standard covering suitability of goods-labelling for marine shipment
• Widely referred to when specifying an extremely durable label
• Compliance is a requirement for self-adhesive drum labels needing certification with:
o Merchant Shipping Regulations
o International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG)
o Globally Harmonized System of Classification (GHS) standards
Section 3 tests
• Print key effectiveness: resistance to print removal using adhesive tape
• Abrasion resistance: legibility and contrast after rolling in a mixture of sand and artificial sea water
• Permanence of print: colour fastness and residual contrast after exposure to artificial salt spray and sunlight
Buyer's logo and designs are acceptable
CMYK + white, Pantone or PMS
UV Digital printing, matte/glossy lamination
Synthetic paper, paper, matte vinyl, vinyl
For chemical marine shipment, Printable, writable, waterproof, eco friendly, Strong adhesive, permanent, durable, million variable code or words(QR code +variable number let your all labels have their own ID),UV resistant for outdoor 5-8years, weatherproof, two sides vision, writable, heat-resistant, Scratch resistant, opaque, abrasion resistant, oil resistant, etc.
Chemical hazard marine shipment, etc
custom shape, Circle, square, rectangle, oval, triangle, kiss cut or die cut
Personalized design AI, PDF, CDR at least 300 dpi
Why choose us
•18 years Rich label stickers production experience
•American UV digital Printing Machine
•Imported UV ink from USA
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•Strict Quality Control System
•Professional Design Team
•No MOQ (special for few quantity of each and many items)
•Punctual delivery 1-3days
•Excellent and Experienced Team
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