Mactac® Performance Adhesives Group recently announced it has partnered with ACTEGA inks to receive British Standard (BS) 5609:1986 Section 3 Laboratory Performance of Printed Labels certification.

The certification applies to Mactac’s polypropylene (PJ6914) and vinyl (VDG6911) substrates for use with four ink colors: black, 185 red, reflex blue and yellow with a protective varnish.

In the U.S., Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements mandate chemical manufacturers, distributors, and end users use Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)-compliant labelsthat meet minimum durability requirements for merchant shipping. As of last month, these GHS compliance requirements are in full effect and must be met by manufacturers, distributors, and end-users.

“Mactac has been working diligently to devise convenient solutions for our customers that would, without question, meet these highly recognized standards for durability and environmental resistance,” said Kim Hensley, marketing manager. “By partnering with ACTEGA to obtain this certification, we are giving our customers peace of mind that the entire label–including base material, pressure-sensitive adhesive and inks–meets the requirements of BS 5609.”

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