FLEXcon Eliminates Drum Label Certification Process for Convertors and Manufacturers Servicing the Petroleum and Chemical Industries


Company Announces DRUMcal™ 51932 has received BS 5609 Sections 2 and 3 Certification with Multiple Thermal Transfer Ribbons



FLEXcon, an innovator in adhesive coating and laminating, today announced that to support converters and manufacturers servicing the petroleum and chemical industries, the company has certified DRUMcal™ 51932 2.3 mil white polypropylene for BS 5609 Section 2 for salt water immersion and BS 5609 Section 3 for print durability with multiple thermal transfer ribbons.



Given the need for the industry to comply with Globally Harmonized Standard (GHS) requirements, FLEXcon has qualified DRUMcal 51932 with both black and red thermal transfer ribbons to create an offering that will enable customers to print BS 5609 Section 2 and Section 3 compliant labels without incurring the cost of testing or taking the time required to obtain certification.



"At FLEXcon, we are always looking for solutions to help improve the customer experience," said Brian Ayers, product manager, Product Identification, FLEXcon.  "By taking on this testing, we have eliminated the need for customers who are looking to print BS 5609 Section 2 and Section 3 compliant labels to go through testing, saving them the time and expense required to obtain certification per GHS standards."



Thus far, FLEXcon has worked with co-suppliers such as Dynic, DNP, Armor, ITW Thermal Films and ITW Security Brand Identity Group to certify their ribbons on FLEXcon’s material.



For more information, please visit the product page or call Brian Ayers at 508-885-8465. For continuous product updates, industry news and engagement, follow FLEXcon on Twitter @FLEXcon.



About FLEXcon

FLEXcon Company, Inc. 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.

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