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    Specification for printed pressure-sensitive, adhesive-coated labels for marine use, including requirements for label base material

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  28-11-1986

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Foreword
    Committees responsible
    Specification
    Section one. General
    0. Introduction
    1. Scope
    2. Responsibility for compliance
    3. Definitions
    Section two. Pressure-sensitive, adhesive-coated label
    base material
    4. Performance requirements
    5. Marking of consignments
    Section three. Printed pressure-sensitive adhesive-
    coated labels
    6. Materials
    7. Dimensions
    8. Performance requirements
    9. Marking of consignments
    Section four. Guidance to shippers and users
    10. General
    11. Label selection and application
    Appendices
    A. Application of label base material for test
         purposes
    B. Preparation of test plates
    C. Immersion resistance to salt water (marine
         immersion)
    D. Adhesion
    E. Weathering (resistance to light and saline solution)
    F. Laboratory temperature cycling
    G. Legibility
    H. Print key effectiveness
    J. Abrasion resistance
    K. Recommended user laboratory tests for the
         evaluation of label performance on specific
         substrates
    Tables
    1. Summary of performance requirements and test methods
    2. Summary of recommended minimum values and test
         methods for adhesion to specific substrates
    Figures
    1. Application of labels to aluminium test plates
         for marine testing
    2. Salt spray cabinet
    3. Salt spray jet
    4. Typical abrasion test apparatus

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    Labels for adhesion to compatible substrates for use under marine conditions. Performance requirements and methods of test are given both for the pressure-sensitive adhesive coated label base material and the final printed label. Guidance is also provided for use on label selection and application.

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    This British Standard specifies requirements for printed pressure-sensitive, adhesive-coated labels suitable for use under marine conditions.

    It describes methods for the determination of resistance to marine immersion, weathering, temperature cycling and abrasion and for the determination of legibility and print key effectiveness and includes a recommended method for the evaluation of label adhesion to specific substrates.

    The standard is subdivided to separate the requirements for the adhesive-coated label base material from those for the printed adhesive-coated label.

    Since such labels are used particularly for the labelling of dangerous goods when transit by sea is intended, the importance of proper application is recognized by the provision in section 4 of guidance to users on label selection and application.

    NOTE The titles of the publications referred to in this standard are listed on the inside back cover.

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    Committee PKW/0
    Development Note Supersedes 85/39466 DC and BS 5609(1978) (08/2005) Reviewed and confirmed by BSI, December 2012. (11/2012)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Current
    Supersedes

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    BS 3887-1(1984) : 1984 PRESSURE SENSITIVE ADHESIVE CLOSING AND SEALING TAPES FOR PACKAGING - SPECIFICATION FOR POLYPROPYLENE, REGENERATED CELLULOSE AND UNPLASTICIZED PVC TAPES
    BS 3900-F4:1968 METHODS OF TEST FOR PAINTS - PART F4: RESISTANCE TO CONTINUOUS SALT SPRAY
    BS 1470:1987 SPECIFICATION FOR WROUGHT ALUMINIUM AND ALUMINIUM ALLOYS FOR GENERAL ENGINEERING PURPOSES: PLATE, SHEET AND STRIP
    BS 1006:A02(1978) : LATEST METHODS OF TEST FOR COLOUR FASTNESS OF TEXTILES AND LEATHER - GREY SCALE FOR ASSESSING CHANGE IN COLOUR
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