Bar code labels that are used to identify chemicals within drums must be able to withstand the extreme environments they are routinely exposed to, and remain durable and readable throughout the life of the label.  As these hazardous material labels/ribbons combinations are exposed to some of the harshest environments, it is critical that the information printed on the label stays on the label and is able to withstand salt water, solvents, UV exposure, and varying weather conditions. Typically resin ribbons are required.

It is also important that this ribbon/label combination conform to certain standards for chemical applications like BS-5609, while providing the resistance and performance characteristics needed for these extremely challenging environments.  Log on to our ITW Thermal Films Extreme Solutions™ program to find the correct PrintheadSaver® thermal transfer ribbon/label combination you need to generate extremely durable images in chemical applications.

PrintheadSaver® ribbons for chemical applications include:

Chemical Applications

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