Agency certification requirements:
The introduction of durable print technologies such as UV inkjet greatly expanded the possible applications into durable goods labeling, drum labeling and hazard communication. The prerequisite for such applications, of course, is agency certification. This means that not only do printers need to qualify new substrates, they also need to ensure compliance with agencies such as UL, cUL, CSA and BS 5609. Attaining such certifications can be time consuming and expensive, significantly reducing ROI.
A proactive response by media suppliers and printer OEMs to the need of their customers for qualified, certified substrates has proven central to both printing success and product performance. As a matter of course, FLEXcon is listening and developing topcoats for compatibility with the new technologies hitting the market. Furthermore, by leveraging our relationships with printer OEMs, we are pre-qualifying those coatings on a variety of films. We’re then taking things a step further and conducting UL durability testing in-house in our Data Acceptance Program (DAP) lab to enable quick, easy and affordable product adoptions by our customers for durable goods labeling applications. We’re also having substrates tested under BS 5609 Section 2, salt water immersion, and Section 3, print durability, for GHS compliant drum labeling applications. The goal? Develop turnkey solutions for you so that you can immediately leverage your new asset to the fullest extent possible.
By partnering with multiple printer OEMs, we are speeding time to market and increasing your ROI. Because it’s our passion to turn challenges into opportunities.