For over 25 years, Brandywine has provided hazard communication labels, printers and software to clients in the chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical marketplace under the descriptive Brandywine Drumlabels, LLC.
By concentrating our focus on regulatory compliance chemical product labeling, Brandywine has been able to engineer unique label designs and constructions that run effortlessly through your laser, inkjet or thermal printers for both hand and auto-application.
Technology, specifically the digital revolution in label printing, has led to a transformation from Brandywine Drumlabels to Brandywine Label Printing. The ability to digitally print blank die-cut labels on rolls for small container auto-application has allowed Brandywine to bring our labeling and regulatory expertise to new industries and markets.
- Industrial chemicals
- Cleaning products
- Paints & coatings
- Consumer products
Ask a Brandywine representative to work with your EH&S, IT, Marketing, Manufacturing and Supply Chain personnel to develop labeling solutions utilizing our full array of capabilities to match your requirements.
In 1995, Brandywine’s founders recognized that there are complex requirements and challenges to labeling chemical products that other companies had yet to address, and saw an opportunity developing a new line of label products to meet those needs.
Since then, the company has become a globally recognized industry leader in the chemical label printing marketplace, with over 1,300 client sites in 50+ countries.
At the end of 2020, Brandywine became a wholly owned subsidiary of Wausau Coated Products, Brandywine’s largest material supplier. According to Chris Campbell, President, and CEO of Brandywine, “We see our new partnership through an exciting and optimistic lens. Although it will not affect the way we do business with our customers, it will enable us to offer them a broader selection of laser and inkjet label materials and allow our momentum and growth to continue by strengthening our ability to market our products.”
In October 1997 we were awarded our first patent for our Twin-Tag® line of products. By December of 1999 we received our second patent – for the flagship Poly-Twin® family of label products. This and a growing list of satisfied customers cemented the company’s value and we continued to focus exclusively on regulatory compliance labeling.
Understanding the possibilities presented by full print-on-demand printing platforms, we established Brandywine Drumlabels LLC and embarked on the journey of crafting a solution to each component of labeling in the chemical industry: labels, software and hardware. With a proven line of laser printable polyester labels serving as the “first leg of the stool,” we then introduced a labeling software suite along with computer hardware to complete the other two legs. Though originally designing for monochrome laser and thermal printers available at the time, the business took off with the introduction of color laser and inkjet printers. These technological breakthroughs worked flawlessly with our Poly-Twin® line of products and inspired the founders to create full-fledged print-on-demand platforms for our industrial chemical clients.
When the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) standards were put in place in 2013, Brandywine was in a unique position to assist our clients with implementation of full color print-on-demand platforms. We initially assisted European Union countries with the introduction of the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) standards and continued throughout the Asia Pacific region. By the time the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) adopted GHS standards in 2015, Brandywine Drumlabels had become synonymous with high quality labeling solutions for the chemical packaging industry.
Fast forward to the present and the evolution of faster and more reliable full color digital printers, coupled with Wausau Coated’s industry-leading label coating technology, allows Brandywine to provide our customers with best-in-class industrial and consumer products labeling solutions. Our foundation of powerful, easy to use label design software, high quality, high speed color printers and durable and attractive label media has never been stronger!
Brandywine is an active participant in all the key industry associations that our customers rely on for technical and regulatory support and information related to all aspects of product labeling. Industry involvement is a critical component of Brandywine’s comprehensive commitment to our customers and their product labeling. It’s part of The Brandywine Difference!
You’ll see our exhibit booth at your next annual conference, or maybe we’ll be working with you on a relevant packaging or regulatory committee.
ACA (American Coatings Association)
Brandywine is an associate member of the ACA and participates on the Product Stewardship and Consumer Products Committees.
The ACA is a voluntary, nonprofit trade association working to advance the needs of the paint and coatings industry and the professionals who work in it. The organization represents paint and coatings manufacturers, raw materials suppliers, distributors and technical professionals. ACA serves as an advocate and ally for members on legislative, regulatory and judicial issues, and provides forums for the advancement and promotion of the industry through educational and professional development services.
American Coatings Association’s Mission
The Association’s mission is (1) to advance the interests of the coatings industry and serve as its chief advocate and spokesperson before the government and public; (2) to undertake, domestically and globally, programs and services that support the coatings industry’s commitment to environmental protection, sustainability, product stewardship, health and safety, corporate responsibility and the advancement of science and technology; and (3) to promote the coatings industry’s substantial contributions to society and the economy.
ILMA (Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association)
Brandywine is supplier member of the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA). Brandywine participates on ILMA’s Safety, Health, Environment & Regulatory Affairs committee as well as the Sustainability Committee.
Since 1948, the ILMA has been the voice of member companies that produce more than a quarter of the US’s automotive lubricants and 3/4 of its metalworking fluids for customers who use their products to improve performance and increase efficiency.
Through their enforceable Code of Ethics, ILMA promotes integrity and quality in lubricant manufacturing and marketing. ILMA also serves as a technical and educational resource to members, their customers and lawmakers.
Their top priority is providing the safest, highest-quality products to customers for industrial, transportation and household use. ILMA supports policies based on sound science, rigorous analysis and common sense that keep their customers, employees and communities safe, while protecting their business model — providing individual solutions for their customers’ needs.
ISSA (Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association)
Brandywine is a proud associate member of the The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association (ISSA).
The leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, ISSA has a membership that includes more than 9,200 distributors, manufacturers, representatives, contractors, and associated service members. ISSA helps its members and their employees make valuable contacts through the industry’s largest cleaning shows.
ISSA also helps increase members’ professionalism and success by offering business tools, educational products, industry standards, publications, and legislative and regulatory services that specifically focus on the professional cleaning industry. It is through these initiatives that ISSA helps its members demonstrate the true value of clean to their varied constituents.
HCPA (Household & Commercial Products Association)
Brandywine is an associate member of HCPA, whose members are the companies who make and sell $180 billion annually of the products that clean, protect, maintain and disinfect our homes and workplaces.
The Household and Commercial Products Association (HCPA) is the premier trade association representing companies that make and sell $180 billion annually of products used for cleaning, protecting, maintaining, and disinfecting in homes and commercial environments. HCPA members employ 200,000 people in the U.S. whose work helps consumers and workers create a cleaner, healthier and more productive life. Our mission is to protect, promote and enhance the household and commercial products industry and the consumers and workers who use our members’ products.
PPC (Petroleum Packaging Council)
Brandywine is an associate corporate member of the Petroleum Packaging Council, an association providing technical leadership and education to the petroleum packaging and blending industry.
For seven decades, the Petroleum Packaging Council has served petroleum packaging professionals exclusively as their premiere technical trade association.
PPC Mission & Vision Statements
Mission: To provide the Petroleum Packaging Industry with Leadership, Technical Education, and Networking Opportunities.
Vision: To be the most relevant global resource for Innovation, Production Efficiency, Safety, Health and Sustainability throughout the Petroleum Industry!
SCHC (Society for Chemical Hazard Communication)
Brandywine management and sales professionals are SCHC Members and actively participates in the annual Spring and Fall Meetings and Conferences. The SCHC is a professional society committed to serving chemical hazard communication professionals, and to promoting knowledge and awareness in all areas of chemical hazard communication.
Areas covered include worker safety, domestic and international regulatory compliance, toxicology and other chemical and physical hazards, environmental toxicology, risk analysis, etc. Members are professionals who represent industrial, consumer and specialty chemical companies, pharmaceutical firms, manufacturers, distributors and importers, government agencies, universities and consultants.
SOCMA (Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates)
Brandywine supports SOCMA member companies at various conferences and events. The SOCMA is dedicated to specialty chemical manufacturers, distributors and affiliated service providers.
Since 1921 SOCMA has represented a diverse membership of chemical companies located around the world, bringing world-class support uniquely tailored to enhance the operational excellence of their member companies. SOCMA is the only US-based trade association dedicated solely to the specialty chemical industry, making them the leading authority on this sector.
Collectively, SOCMA members are key drivers to a successful economy, contributing $24 billion annually to the US GDP. Their members play an indispensable role in the global chemical supply chain by producing intermediates, specialty chemicals and ingredients used to develop a wide range of industrial, commercial and consumer products, essential to the well-being and lives of people everywhere.
NACD (National Association of Chemical Distributors)
Brandywine is an affiliate member of the NACD and actively participates in conferences and meetings throughout the year. The NACD, established in 1971, is an international association of chemical distributors and their supply-chain partners. Member companies process, formulate, blend, re-package, warehouse, transport, and market chemical products for over 750,000 customers.
The chemical distribution industry that NACD represents is a major economic engine, employing over 70,000 people and generating $5.14 billion in tax revenue for local communities across the US, all while delivering valuable products to every industry sector.
NACD’s mission is to enhance and communicate the professionalism and stewardship of the chemical distribution industry. Their vision is to be the premier authority for chemical distribution in the United States, to strive for excellence in its Responsible Distribution Program, to advocate sound government policies, and to promote the continuous improvement of member companies.