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Produce your own seawater-resistant labels

26. Avril 2017

• New HERMA PP inkjet film (grade 821) is approved for marine use in accordance to BS5609 Sections 2 and 3, which includes printing.
• Selected commercially available inkjet systems enable printers to produce small and very small batches of seawater-resistant hazardous goods labels affordably.
• Characterised by strong tack, the very resilient 63B adhesive for critical surfaces is applied to the film as standard.

Setting sail with own printed labels – the new HERMA PP inkjet film (grade 821) is certified to BS5609 Sections 2 and 3 and can therefore be printed easily for marine use with selected regular inkjet printers.

Many hazardous goods labels that are applied to barrels, drums and other receptacles have to retain their adhesive properties in contact with seawater for several months. In addition, the inscription must remain legible for a similar period in order to rule out possible recourse and compensation claims. The new HERMA PP inkjet film (grade 821), together with certain inkjet systems supplied by Epson, Primera and Kiaro, allows printers to produce even small and very small batches of seawater-resistant labels at a favourable cost. Printers can thus offer label users the print properties they require, or supply blank seawater-resistant labels which users can print themselves. This breakthrough was achieved recently when the new inkjet label stock was certified to BS5609 Sections 2 and 3. The certification is valid for the Epson TM-C3500 and Colorworks TM-C7500, Epson Colorworks TM-C7500G, Primera LX2000e and Kiaro D print systems. "In combination with pigment ink, our new adhesive material is predestined to print small and very small batches in particular both efficiently and at a favourable cost. Whether sheet-fed or web printing, the film delivers outstanding results with commercially available inkjet printers," comments HERMA sales director Ralf Drache. HERMA film grade 821 is produced specifically to promote the very fast drying of colour inks – even when multiple colours are being overprinted, as is the case with photographic images. This film is also highly scratch-resistant.

Especially resilient and with strong tack
The standard coating for the film is the HERMA adhesive 63B. It is an acrylate-based permanent adhesive that offers excellent processing parameters – a major bonus for film applications in particular. In view of its aggressive adhesive behaviour, this grade is ideally suited for critical surfaces, such as rough carton, for applying labels to small plastic containers, metal containers, or drums containing chemicals, and for hot filling applications. It resists the influence of water, light, heat and ageing especially well and is an ideal option for applying labels to moist and cool surfaces. And no matter what the machine, its die-cutting attributes are excellent.


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