Brandywine's Poly-Twin labels are tested and approved to meet GHS requirements for chemical packaging, primarily for use on drums, pails and totes. Brandywine provides color laser and inkjet labels that are tested to meet all applicable standards for durability and seawater submersion (HazCom2012, CLP, ANSI, DOT, BS5609).
Standards and Test Criteria
Standard: ANSI Z129.1
Test Criteria: Annex D – Durability/Readability
Test Criteria: 90 Day Seawater Submersion
Test Criteria: 49 CFR Color Standard
Test Criteria: 29 CFR Durability Standard
Test Criteria: HMIS UV Resistance Standard
Brandywine Prime™ Durability Standards
Our Brandywine Prime™ label products also need to work effortlessly over a broad array of printers and application equipment. They also need to meet packaging durability requirements for chemicals, lubricants, cleaning and household products. A critical component of any Brandywine label product is its ability to meet an array of test criteria, including ink/toner anchorage and durability, and proper adhesive strength. We test for resistance to water, alcohol, chemicals and UV exposure, as well as scratch, rub and tape testing. Adhesive testing is conducted on steel, poly and fiber containers. Make sure your labels meet the Brandywine Prime™ durability standards.
ACA’s Hazardous Material Identification System
The Hazardous Material Identification System (HMIS®) – the American Coatings Association’s hazard rating system – is designed to be compatible with workplace labeling requirements of the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) revised Hazard Communication Standard. The HMIS® is constructed to communicate in-plant hazard information to employees through training and the use of colors, numbers, alphabetic characters, and symbols representing types of personal protective equipment (PPE).
HazCom 2012: GHS Label Requirements
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revised the hazard communication standard (HazCom 2012) in May 2012 to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).
British Saltwater Immersion Test (BS 5609)
British Standard BS 5609, or the British Saltwater Immersion Test, is a specification for printed pressure-sensitive labels for marine use. Under the UN GHS and the IMDG Code, chemical manufacturers transporting dangerous goods on international waters are required to use labels able to withstand a three-month salt-water submersion test, UV resistance and meet durability criteria.
International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG)
The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code was adopted in 1965 as per the Safety of Life at Sea ( SOLAS) international convention of 1960 under the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The IMDG Code was formed to prevent all types of pollutions at sea.
Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
Brandywine designs, engineers and manufacturers all of our GHS label products. Every element is carefully considered to maximize its effectiveness in your operating environment, from industry-specific top coatings and face stocks, to exclusive pressure-sensitive adhesive coating processes and coated liner construction. At Brandywine, we offer innovative, well-tested and proven solutions.
Other Resources: HazCom 2012, OSHA, DoT, ANSI, ASTM, CLP, CPSC
Brandywine's Poly-Twin drum labels and our Brandywine Prime™ product labels need to work effortlessly over a broad array of printers and application equipment, and meet an array of test criteria, including ink/toner anchorage and durability, and proper adhesive strength.