Marine Immersion certification increases application flexibility for AccurioPress users

| 7 March 2019

Konica Minolta has announced that two of its AccurioPress digital production printers have been successfully certified as compliant with BS (British Standard) 5609 – the internationally recognized standard forprinted pressure-sensitive, adhesive-coated labels for marine use.The certification means that users of theAccurioPress C6100 and AccurioPress C3080 can now supply self-adhesive labels for goods due for marine shipment.


The Marine Immersion certification has been awarded specifically for the combination of Konica Minolta’s digital presses with media supplier Avery Dennison’s AA449 Lasercopy PET Matt White S4700 INC – HF100 label stock. The BS 5609 standard requires testing of base label materials as well as print permanence on that label material in harsh marine and weather conditions. Printed labels must be able to survive and be legible after three months exposure in saltwater, as well as withstanding tests for abrasion resistance.

Compliance with BS 5609 is a pre-requisite for self-adhesive drum labels to meet Merchant Shipping Regulations, International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification (GHS) Standards. It ensures that, should an oil or chemical drum be lost at sea during ocean transportation, the key identifiers of the barrel remain legible for long periods.

The Konica Minolta AccurioPress C6100 digital production press delivers outstanding print quality and color consistency on a wide range of diverse media, including up to 400 gsm papers duplex, long sheets up to 1300mm and 762mm duplex, and runs 100ppm on all medias. The AccurioPress C3080 is a versatile and reliable production printer, capable of printing up to 81 pages per minute, and with extended capabilities such as printing on a long sheet of 762mm, and envelope printing.  

As well as the AccurioPress C6100 and C3080 digital presses, Konica Minolta’s AccurioLabel 190 digital label press has also been certified for BS 5609 with the Avery Dennison AA449 Lasercopy media, giving specialist label customers access to the marine shipment market.


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About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. With its unique expertise in imaging, data processing and data-based decision making, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers - small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises and public sector - and solves issues faced by society.


As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalisation holds and reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organisation by rethinking the workplace. In support of an ‘Intelligent connected workplace’, Konica Minolta offers cloud, IT, managed print and video solution services for remote working, collaboration, workflow management and automation and security. The company’s success in driving transformation is also confirmed by IDC, since the ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leader in print transformation’. Konica Minolta has been a Microsoft Global Managed Partner since 2021.


Konica Minolta's Igniting Print Possibilities offering helps printers, converters and brand owners maximise workflow automation to increase efficiency. The company delivers consultancy in all communication matters as well as top-of-the-line production, packaging as well as label printers. Its finishing devices create print products that stand out and create added value. Konica Minolta has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource).


For an increasing number of organisations, success today is more than the narrow definition of financial prosperity – it also includes protecting the environment and having a positive impact on their workforce as well as the societies they are embedded in. With its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Konica Minolta has pledged to consistently pursue its sustainability and social responsibility goals.


The company has been repeatedly recognised for its rich history of social contribution as well as for working towards achieving the SDGs throughout its business and supply chain. Konica Minolta is listed among “2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” and received the highest level in EcoVadis Sustainabilty Ratings.


For its innovative service approach that complements their devices perfectly, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Serviceability and Support 2020/2021’ from Keypoint Intelligence.


Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With approximately 9,000 employees (as of April 2021), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over 1.9 billion in financial year 2020/2021.


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