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BS5609-approved products

​​​​​​​​​​​​Exposure-proof performance for industrial chemical applications

​​Wet and dry chemicals need serious protection and are often encased by steel, plastic and fiber drums. When it comes to durably labeling and identifying these critical materials, UPM Raflatac is up for the challenge with a range of BS5609-approved products for drum labeling applications.

BS5609 is a recognized British standard for pressure sensitive labels applied to dangerous goods transported by sea. Its regulations seek to minimize the environmental damage that may result from lost or damaged chemical containers.

Section two of the BS5609 standard rates the performance of self-adhesive label stocks in terms of sea immersion, dimensional stability, adhesion, artificial weathering, temperature cycling and color fastness. Section three relates to the durability of label printing.

UPM Raflatac offers a range of high-performance, durable products that conform to both sections two and three of the BS5609 standard. No matter the application, count on our products to tackle your toughest jobs.​   

  • Range of high-performance film products for chemical drum labeling
  • Variety of face, adhesive and liner combinations
  • BS560​9-approved

BS5609-approved label products

For a full product range, please contact your UPM Raflatac representative.

         Certified products for sections 2 & 3 of BS5609 standards »


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