SPENCER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FLEXcon, an innovator in adhesive coating and laminating, today announced it has expanded the company’s DRUMcal™ line to help customers comply with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.
Developed by the United Nations as a way to bring into agreement the chemical regulations and standards of different countries, GHS is an international approach to hazard communication, providing standardized criteria for the classification of chemical hazards, as well as a standardized approach to label elements and safety data sheets. GHS requires that – by the end of 2014 – U.S. manufacturers and end users include specific information on all primary and secondary container labels, including product identifiers, signal words, hazard statements and supplier identification.
To support printers and converters servicing the petroleum and chemical industries, FLEXcon has expanded its DRUMcal™ line to include DRUMcal 51932 Polypropylene for GHS compliant chemical labeling.
DRUMcal 51932 Polypropylene
Refineries and chemical plants want to spend as little time and resources as possible on label materials, expressing a desire to print their variable information via thermal transfer. To meet this specific need, FLEXcon is now offering a 2.3 mil white, thermal transfer printable, polypropylene product. It is topcoated for thermal transfer printability and utilizes a general purpose permanent adhesive backed with a 50 lb. kraft post-consumer waste liner.
“The transition to GHS communications standards is a significant task that will require chemical manufacturers to re-document and re-label all chemical products by the deadline date,” said John Bennett, vice president, FLEXcon. “Chemical manufacturers are finding it easier and more cost-effective to print GHS labels in-house as part of their packaging process. Our tried and true polyesters and vinyls are available where laser printability is preferred or durability beyond one year is needed. In addition, polyester offers superior chemical resistance and may be better suited where caustic chemicals are concerned.”
FLEXcon offers a complete line of drum labeling products for the marking of metal, plastic and fiber drums. The offering includes polypropylene, polyesters and topcoated and non-topcoated vinyls to meet the rigorous demands of container labeling, including cold temperature application and salt water immersion. To learn more or order samples, visit myflexcon.com/drum.
FLEXcon is an innovator in adhesive coating, laminating and finishing of durable materials used in graphics applications, electronics and new products. Through a culture of curiosity, flexibility and a drive for excellence, FLEXcon is the trusted partner to a wide range of companies from printers and fabricators to engineers and designers developing products for existing and emerging markets. Headquartered in Spencer, Mass. the company has operations throughout North America and Europe with distribution worldwide. For more information, visit www.FLEXcon.com or call 1-508-885-8200.