MACtac® Printing Products has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 969 recognition for 13 thermal transfer ribbons within its durable films product line.
UL is an independent product safety testing and certification organization and has been defining safety standards for more than a century. UL 969 is now a standard certification of the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) and is designated as ANSI/UL 969.
This standard for safety contains basic requirements for adhesive-attached labels for use as nameplates or markers bearing information, instructions or identification. Testing includes exposing the bonded material to both indoor- and outdoor-use conditions, which include immersion in water, extended exposure to select high and low temperatures as well as aging in a standard outdoor accelerated weathering device that provides both intense ultra-violet (UV) light and water spray exposure.
“With the ANSI/UL 969 recognition, we can now save our label converters and end users valuable time that is involved in qualifying thermal transfer ribbon for UL-compliant labels,” stated Kim Hensley, product manager for MACtac durable films. “We are continually augmenting our offerings to ensure all our durable product solutions are recognized to meet the latest industry regulations.”
Typical durable film applications include lawn and garden, appliance and nameplate, chemical drums and wet-cell batteries. Intended for long-term durability and performance in harsh environments, MACtac durable film solutions adhere to a wide variety of substrates lasting, or in some cases, outlasting the life of the application. Designed to address extreme application needs, MACtac durable film solutions provide protection against solvents and chemicals, temperature extremes, UV light, moisture and abrasion.
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- MACtac’s ANSI/UL 969 recognized thermal transfer ribbons include:
- DNP R300 Resin Ribbon
- DNP TR6075 Resin Ribbon
- DNP R510 Resin Ribbon
- DNP TR6070 Resin Ribbon
- DNP TR4070 Resin Ribbon
- DNP Signature Series Resin Ribbon
- DNP TRX-55 Wax-Resin Ribbon
- ITW B324 Resin Ribbon
- ITW B128/M95 Wax-Resin Ribbon
- Zebra 5100 Resin Ribbon
- Zebra 5095 Resin Ribbon
- iimak SP330 Resin Ribbon
- Fuji Copian FTX 308 Resin Ribbon
For more information on MACtac’s line of durable films, or other high‐quality products available from MACtac Printing Products, call 800‐255‐9733, e‐mail MACtac.Americas@bemis.com or visit www.MACtac.com/rolllabel.
MACtac is a leading global supplier of pressure-sensitive adhesives. Founded on personal service, technical support, quality assurance, custom capabilities and supply chain efficiency, MACtac is dedicated to providing superior quality to its customers. Headquartered in Stow, Ohio, MACtac is a subsidiary of the Bemis Company, Inc., the largest flexible packaging supplier in North America. For more information, please visit www.MACtac.com.
About Bemis Company Inc.
Bemis Company is a major supplier of flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials used by leading food, consumer products, healthcare, and other companies worldwide. Founded in 1858, the Company is included in the S&P 500 index of stocks and reported 2010 net sales of $4.84 billion. The Company’s flexible packaging business has a strong technical base in polymer chemistry, film extrusion, coating and laminating, printing, and converting. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, Bemis employs nearly 20,000 individuals worldwide. More information about the Company is available at our website, www.bemis.com.