Any drum containing chemicals placed in the hold of a ship must have a label that meets the British Standard BS5609 (BS5609).
This standard outlines the requirements for all printed pressure-sensitive, adhesive-coated labels created for marine use. These labels are required under the International Maritime Dangerous Goods certification program and are used to identify the contents of the drum along with important safety information that a handler needs to know. Because of the salt air, seawater, and the potential for chemical exposure, chemical drum labels must be extremely durable. This standard carefully defines both the label material and the inks that go on it.
Instead of waiting for an outside company to create compliant BS5609 labels, most companies use GHS label printers to print their own BS5609-compliant labels. This saves time and allows them to make quick changes as needed for compliance and marketing purposes. Optimedia Labs sells several color GHS label printers. If you need to print BS5609 labels in house, we can help you with equipment and supplies.
Optimedia Labs specializes in BS5609-compliant label printers and supplies. If your business needs to print compliant labels, we can help you find the best printers for your company and get you started. Take some time to check out the BS5609-compliant printers available below. You can also call us and speak to one of our consultants for more information.
The following pigment inkjet label printers can be used for printing GHS BS5609 compliant labels: