NEW REQUIREMENTS ACCORDING TO THE GHS SYSTEM
The entry into force in 2015 of the GHS system (Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) brought major changes in the framework conditions for dangerous goods labelling.
Conventional multistep label production processes using preprinted coloured labels for customisation – either by thermal transfer or laser printing – are now seldom possible. This is precisely why the newest addition to the VPF labelstock range presents an ideal solution: an Inkjet PP film certified to BS 5609 for in-house colour printing of GHS-compatible labels in waterbased inkjet printing processes.
Together with its sea-water-resistant adhesives in dispersion, hot melt and UV-acrylate technologies, VPF now offers a complete range of innovative materials for printing dangerous goods labels with exceptional resistance to water and abrasion, as demanded for international transports of chemicals.
Tailor-made GHS solutions for inkjet, laser or thermal transfer printing – if desired with customised adhesive coat weight and application-specific liners – enhance the range still further.