ADHESIVE-TYPE LABELS - Eastern U.S.A.
Products covered under this classification are considered "Listed" as labels
for CSA Certified products where the specified marking of the end product must
appear in a permanent manner. Adhesive labels "Listed" have been found to comply
with the requirements of CSA Standard C22.2 No 0.15-15, Adhesive Labels.
(NOTE: The terms "label" and "nameplate" may be used interchangeably.)
The adhesive labels are acceptable for the types of surfaces and the
conditions of use specified, providing that they are applied in accordance with
the label manufacturer’s instructions.
TYPES OF ADHESIVE LABELS:
There are two types of construction of labels or nameplates covered by C22.2
No 0.15-15, Adhesive Labels.
Type A: a permanent label that may be peeled off intact or may break up upon
peeling after exposure to certain environmental conditions.
Type B: a permanent label with a tamper evident mechanism that meets the
requirements of a Type A label and incorporates special features that indicate
LABEL USE RATINGS:
Indoor Use; Outdoor Use; Special Use Application (optional)
Special use application (optional) includes special fluid exposure, plastic
application surfaces and high abrasion application.
The Application Surface Groupings for which acceptance may be obtained for
are as follows:
- Metals: Bare, plated, galvanized, painted, or anodized ferrous and non-ferrous
- Powder coated Metals:
(a) Polyester Powder Coat Paint
(b) Acrylic Powder Coat Paint
(c) Epoxy Powder Coat Paint
(d) Polyurethane Powder Coat Paint
Group I – Phenolics (PH), Melamines (MF,M/P); Urea-Formaldehydes (UF);
Group II – Polyphenylene oxides (PPHOX), Polyphenylene Sulphides (PPS);
Group III – Polycarbonates (PC), Acetates (CA, CAB), Acrylics (PMMA);
Group IV – Polypropylenes (PP), Polyethylenes (PE), Polybutylenes (PB);
Group V – Polyamides (PA), Polyimides (PI);
Group VI – Polystyrenes (PS), Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrenes (ABS), Styrene-Acrylonitriles
Group VII – Rigid and Plasticized Vinyls (PVC);
Group VIII – Unsaturated (thermoset) polyester (?fiberglass?), epoxy plastic,
polyethylene terephthalate, polybutylene terephthalate;
The labels have been the subject of an investigation to determine their
general suitability, but this does not constitute a certification, since the
final acceptance of a label is determined only on the final application to an
|CSA-C22.2 No. 0.15||Adhesive Labels|
- Adhesives protected by treated paper backings, that can be peeled
off, are identified on the listing cards by 2 asterisks (**).
- Where the thickness or thickness range of labels is specified, the total
thickness includes the adhesive, base material, printing and lamination (if
applicable); it does not include the protective backing (or covering) on the
- Labels thicker than 0.05 mm (0.002 in) when being applied to
curved surfaces may have to be pre-formed to fit the curvature before the
adhesive is activated. The label manufacturer should be consulted in such
The following markings shall be marked on each package, roll core, release
liner or the face of the label:
a) the manufacturer’s name, ID, or identifying symbol;
b) a distinctive product designation.
c) Label and label materials produced at more than one factory shall also have a
distinctive marking to identify them as the product of a particular factory.
An identification mark is required by CSA to identify the label manufacturer.
This mark is specific to each manufacturer and is selected by him subject to any
conflict with a mark previously chosen by another manufacturer. It usually takes
the form of a letter or letters or geometric symbol or similar concise marking.
This identification mark shall not be printed on labels which are sold blank.
If the identification mark is on the face of the label, it shall not appear
adjacent to the Registered CSA Mark or be located so that it could be
interpreted as being part of the label wording for the end product.
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