Brandywine has a full complement of blank labels for all your containers, including a stock inventory of the most common sheeted labels for laser printers and sheeted, fanfolded and roll labels for inkjet printers – we ship tens of millions annually! Labels ship from inventory the next business day and our labels are certified to international durability standards.
Brandywine designs, engineers and manufacturers blank label stock for printing your own safety compliance labels, in-house, on a wide range of digital, full-color tabletop label printers. We’re an authorized reseller of Epson, Afinia and NeuraLabel printers.
Every element of the label is carefully designed to maximize its effectiveness in harsh environments, from industry-specific top coatings and face stocks, to exclusive pressure-sensitive adhesive coatings and coated liners. At Brandywine, we turn innovation into industry specific solutions!
Need a custom solution? We manufacture to your specifications; size, shape, and configuration, rolls or sheets, die-cut or continuous, for any container shape, size and type. The result? Our purpose-built labels set the standard for exceptional performance and reliability. Look to Brandywine for labels that you can depend on day-in and day-out.
Brandywine Durability Standards
Our label products need to work flawlessly over a broad spectrum of printers and label application equipment. They also must meet packaging durability and regulatory requirements for chemicals, lubricants, cleaning and household products, and food and beverage products.
A critical component of any Brandywine consumer label product is its ability to meet our rigorous test criteria, including:
- Ink/toner anchorage and durability
- Proper adhesion strength
- Resistance to water, alcohol, chemicals and UV exposure
- Durability (scratch, rub, tape)
Chemical Industrial labels need to meet even more rigid standards. 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 (HazCom, CLP, ANSI, DOT, BS5609).
- Standard: ANSI Z129.1, Test Criteria: Annex D – Durability/Readability
- Standard: BS5609, Test Criteria: 90 Day Seawater Submersion
- Standard: DOT, Test Criteria: 49 CFR Color Standard
- Standard: OSHA, Test Criteria: 29 CFR Durability Standard
- Standard: ACA, Test Criteria: HMIS UV Resistance Standard
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 harsh environments, 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.
What’s the latest on GHS?
On February 5, 2021, OSHA issued a proposed rule to update the Hazard Communication standard to align the standard with GHS revision 7, and “provide better alignment with other U.S. agencies and international trading partners”. The adoption of the proposed rule will require changes to SDS and labels. This further illustrates the wisdom of printing hazcom labels on-demand to eliminate the risk associated with pre-printed labels becoming obsolete.
British Saltwater Immersion Test (BS5609)
British Standard BS 5609 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.
BS 5609-certified labels are proven to meet the most stringent tests for durability in the industry, and are described as an extremely durable label suitable for use in harsh environmental conditions. There are two key sections of the standard which reference permanence and durability of the BS 5609 label material and adhesive and abrasion resistance and permanence of the print on the label.
BS 5609 Section 2 – Label Performance
Section 2 tests for the permanence and durability of the BS 5609 label material and adhesive under conditions of marine exposure, temperature variations, weathering and exposure to salt spray and sunlight. Section 2 tests are conducted on blank adhesive-coated base material to determine the permanence and durability of the label material and adhesive.
BS 5609 Section 3 – Print Performance
Section 3 refers to the abrasion resistance and permanence of the print on the label. Testing includes exposure to artificial weathering (salt spray and sunlight), and tape removal and abrasion resistance (samples are rolled in a mixture of sand and artificial sea water). Only BS 5609 Section 2 approved materials can be used for BS 5609 Section 3 testing.