MACtac, a supplier of pressure sensitive adhesives, has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) recognition for inks used with its durable film product line, including 3.4-mil. white vinyl, 2.6-mil. white polypropylene, 2.0-mil. white polyester and 2.0-mil. bright silver polyester labels.
When using UL recognized MACtac products, converters now have pre-approval for flexo inks and thermal transfer ribbon. Pre-approval means no new testing is required, only a paper transfer which can be submitted through an internet portal, via email or phone.
“Developing products that meet the latest industry regulations that help our customers enter new markets faster is crucial,” says Kim Hensley, product manager at MACtac Printing Products. “Upfront UL recognition reduces converters’ cost and time spent qualifying substrates from UL.”
UL is an independent product safety testing and certification organization that has been testing products and writing standards for more than a century, making it one of the most recognized conformity assessment providers in the world. UL’s label adoption process ensures fast market access by demonstrating that recognized labels have been evaluated to meet UL safety requirements. UL’s Marking & Labeling Systems Program covers labels (nameplates or markers) that display safety and warning information on UL certified components and products. Most products are required to be permanently marked with specific safety-related information such as hazards, warnings, cautionary markings, installation instructions and electrical ratings.
MACtac’s durable films product line features MP690, an adhesive specifically developed for durable labeling that offers resistance against heat, cold and chemical exposure. All durable film products are part of MACtac Roll Label’s PreciseSM Program, which offers next-day shipping on a variety of roll label solutions.
Flexo ink suppliers that are UL recognized for use with MACtac durable products include ACTEGA WIT, Environmental Inks and Flint Group Narrow Web. Water-based inks and UV curable flexographic ink systems are UL recognized for use with MACtac durable products.