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Primera announces 'all-in-one' system for GHS compliance labeling

May 7, 2014

The LX-Series pigmented ink and CX-Series toner are now BS5609 certified when printed on approved materials.

Primera Technology, Inc., a global manufacturer of specialty printers, has announced an all-in-one system for GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals) and chemical labeling.

The LX-Series pigmented ink and CX-Series toner are now BS5609 (Marine Immersion Label testing standard) certified when printed on BS5609 approved materials. Smithers Pira, the worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains, tested three materials (previously approved for BS5609) with GHS text, coloring and pictograms. The testing included print key effectiveness, abrasion resistance and permanence of print evaluations. All three materials, ink and toner passed all three categories with flying colors.

GHS is a system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labeling of chemicals defining health, physical and environmental hazards. The deadline for manufacturers/distributors to adopt GHS labeling is June 1, 2015, and many are still looking for a product to easily adopt this standard. Bartender software, from Seagull Scientific, provides users with an easy-to-use GHS template. Bartender software is included with LX-Series and CX1000 Color Label Printer purchases.

Key features of Bartender’s GHS template include:

  • Built-in business rules for GHS that enable regulatory compliance
  • Full-color template to generate compliant, consistent labels
  • Populates all data, including the mandated product information and GHS symbols
“Primera is pleased to be partnering with Seagull Scientific on our turn-key GHS labeling solution,” says Mark Strobel, Primera’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Customers who must be compliant with GHS labeling standards can be confident that the two leaders in their respective product categories – Primera and Seagull – will provide them with an easy-to-use, durable and cost-effective solution.”

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