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FLEXcon and ITW Security & Brand Identity Group to Deliver GHS Certified Drum Label Solutions

Published on 2014-10-30. Author :

FLEXcon Company, Inc. films and ITW Security and Brand Identity Group’s resin ribbons are jointly GHS certified to save converters and end users in the chemical and petroleum markets the time and cost of testing on their own.

FLEXcon, an innovator in adhesive coating and laminating, 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.

About FLEXcon
“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.”

FLEXcon is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer of pressure-sensitive films and adhesives, headquartered in Spencer, Massachusetts. We are an innovator in coating, laminating, and finishing of wide-web roll-to-roll polymeric materials, with expertise in graphics and label applications as well as bonding, barrier, optical, and electronics applications. FLEXcon is a family-owned, privately held company that offers industry-leading capabilities to produce one-of-a-kind custom film and adhesive products as well as the largest selection of standard off-the-shelf products.

Source: FLEXcon 

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