PPG recently announced that PPG TESLIN® label stock used in combination with the OKI Data C844dnw, C911dn, C931dn, C942dn, and Pro1050 printing systems has achieved British Maritime Standard 5609 (BS 5609) Section 3 certification. The certification indicates that PPG Teslin-based labels printed with these systems will remain intact and legible when used on chemical drums and other packaging for hazardous materials shipped by sea.  

“The certification with OKI Data’s latest printing systems will enable our mutual customers to meet a number of important label compliance requirements,” said Fabrizio Mandingorra, PPG global segment manager for Teslin labels. “OKI Data’s Pro1050 printing system is the first LED-based technology that we have certified for BS 5609. As LED technology grows in popularity due to its high print quality and cost effectiveness, PPG Teslin label stock will be an important alternative for durable labels.” 

Recognized internationally as verifying label durability, BS 5609 certification is required by the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code and the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. To achieve Section 3 certification, the legibility and print permanence of the base label material, printer model, and ink formula must meet minimum durability benchmarks after withstanding abrasion and saltwater submersion for 90 days. 

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