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Chemical - Ribbn application


Supplyline either directly or through our partners supply a number of OEM, Tier I / Tier II & Tier III suppliers and manufacturers.

These include companies like BASF / Du Pont & Ecolab.

We supply many more companies like these in this industry but due to the sensitive nature of these companies and our relationship with them we would only discuss these companies directly with serious end user enquiries which we would welcome. If you want to find out why so many Chemical companies trust and deal with Supplyline ID please get in touch.

Supplyline only offer the highest quality ribbons from the market leading manufacturers that include Armor, ITW Thermal Films, Inkanto, Richoh & Sony plus all the genuine branded ribbons from Zebra, Honeywell and Toshiba. This enables us to meet any ribbon requirement with the perfect grade or ribbon type ensuring not only perfect print every time but also the correct resistance or protection to last the life of the product or application.


Reliable printing of GHS labels

Labels for bottles or drums containing chemicals communicate data and symbols required under GHS regulations (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals). Such information warns of the hazards to people and the environment during the transportation and utilisation of the product.

So it is critical for the label to be perfectly legible from the moment it is affixed until the residues are recycled and the container is cleaned.

Chemical Solvent Resistant Label Durable PrintChemical Ghs Drum Label

Printing constraints on chemical product labelling

The printing of barcodes, product composition, product traceability data and GHS symbols must be resistant to external attack.

Products rubbing together, dripping solvent and demanding storage environments can all expose the ink to significant duress. Heat, cold, humidity, solvents, UV exposure: not all inks offer adequate resistance.

A label that complies with the GHS standard requires the printing of standardised red and black information and symbols.

The use of an ink/label combination certified to BS5609 (3 months immersion in sea water) provides guaranteed adhesive performance, print durability and abrasion resistance.

inkanto ribbons by Armor for GHS label printing

By adopting a Thermal Transfer printing process, chemical manufacturers and distributors can confidently print all the required symbols and texts in order to comply with GHS requirements.
Certain thermal printers can print in two colours (red and black) in a single run, offering the user simplicity, flexibility and reliability.

Black or coloured Resin inks from inkanto (AXR inks) in combination with synthetic labels (PE, PET, PVC or PP) offer an optimum compromise in terms of print quality and resistance properties.

Large Label Chemical Drum Ghs 0

Within the inkanto range, black Thermal Transfer ribbons (AXR 7+, AXR 8, AXR 600, AXR 800) and red ribbons (AXR 600R) enable red & black printing to be performed in compliance with the GHS standard and offer printing levels of durability certified to BS5609 criteria.

Printing resistant to solvents

AXR7+ Datasheet AXR8 Datasheet AXR600 Datasheet AXR800 Datasheet

Chemical Ribbons from ITW

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.

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Our ribbons can meet the following certifications :
Food Contact Europe RoHS Halogens
Heavy Metals Marine shipping (BS5609) California Proposition 65
REACH/SVHC Food Contact USA Print durability (UL)
Drug Master File

3M Polyester Ink Jet Receptacle Recyclable Labels
A4 Laser Labels Jet Gloss 90 Sheet Labels
Anodised Aluminium Laser Labels Sprocket Fed
Blockout/Blackout Loop Tags Tags
Clear laminates Metallised Silver/Polyester Tamper Evident
Clear PE Oven Proof Tactile
Clear PP Paper Direct Thermal (Eco or Topcoat) Tickets
Domed Paper Thermal Transfer (Matt Vellum or Gloss) Vinyl
Dot Matrix Labels Polyester (PET) Void
Fabric & Woven Labels Polyethylene (PE) Ultra Destruct
Fan Fold Labels Polypropylene (PP) Window Stickers
Fan Fold Tags & Tickets PVC
Garden Centre Tags Peel & Reveal


Acrylic based High Tack Ultra High Tack
Blockout / Blackout Peelable Ultra Low Tack
Chilled Permanent Void
Fastyre Rubber Based Water Resistant
Freezer Tamper Evident


Chemicals Handling Scuff Proof
Extreme High Temperature Moisture Sea & Salt Water (BS5609 Standard)
Extreme Low Outdoor Exposure Solvents
Grease Scratch Proof UV Exposure


Coding Ribbons Colours Full/Resin Ribbons
Coding Ribbons Full/Resin Hot Foil Ribbons
Coding Ribbons Wax/Resin Near Edge Wax/Resins Ribbons
Cold Stamping Ribbons Near Edge Full/Resins Ribbons
Colour Ribbons (Primary & Metallic) Premium Wax Ribbons
Chemical Ribbons (chemical resistant) Standard Wax Ribbons
Enhanced Wax Ribbons Washable Ribbons (Textile / Clothing Printing