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Afinia L501 Given BS5609 Certification

Afinia L501 receives BS5609 certification

HD Labels are pleased to announce that the Afinia L501 colour label printer has now been given BS5609 certification. When using pigment inks, combined with our Matt PP (Polypropylene) inkjet material the L501 has the durability required for BS5609.

What is BS5609?

BS5609 (section 3) certification means that the L501 label printer meets the British Standard for pressure sensitive warning labels for hazardous chemical containers shipped by sea. This ensures the labels remain legible and complete during harmful conditions. In the event of a maritime accident, durable labelling is important to ensure responders are kept safe from potentially hazardous materials. Clear durable labelling helps aid rapid containment and clean up of hazardous environments.

How do you get BS5609 Certification?

In order to meet this standard, the specific printer, ink formula, and label material must be tested. All aspects of the printed label, including ink, label base material, and adhesive, must meet minimum durability benchmarks. This testing evaluates permanence of adhesion, resistance to abrasion, and submersion in salt water for a period of 90 days.

GHS & BS5609 Certification makes the Afinia L501 the ideal label printer for those needing durable, colour labels for chemical products. It allows chemical manufacturers to remain compliant with OSHA mandates. Failing to comply with these standards brings significant fines, penalties and the potential for irreparable damage to a manufacturers reputation. The Afinia L501 has you covered.

Check out our Industries page for further information on chemical label printing.

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“Afinia is pleased to offer a fully compliant solution to companies needing to properly and safely label products.  The pigment-based inks used in the L501 along with certified materials have proven durability. The L501’s ability to support labels up to 8.5 inches wide delivers flexibility for labelling small containers, industrial drums and everything in between.” 

Mike Atkins – National Sales Manager of Afinia Label US

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