Chemical manufacturers need to comply with the UN initiative, Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This initiative requires chemical manufacturers to place color pictograms depicting the classification of the compounds inside the package. To learn more on the GHS initiative:
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For ocean cargo and logistics, label for chemicals must meet British Marine Standard BS5609. To learn more on the requirements for pressure sensitive labels:
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Color Label Solutions sells printers and the related labels to meet the GHS Initiative. If you require durable, low cost ink, we recommend the Epson inkjet printers:
The GP-C831 for GHS Drum Label Solutions; the TM-C3500 for smaller package GHS solutions; and the TM-C7500 for high volume requirements. The printers produce BS5609 certified labels when used with the Kimdura poly media. These low cost printers are a great option for many GHS applications. If you want lower cost label media options and/or PCL/PostScript drivers, Color Label Solutions offers a laser based solution; the Okidata C711. The Okidata C711 is a great option for companies wanting to print GHS labels from Unix systems or legacy applications.
If your prefer to continue to use thermal transfer printers, Color Label Solutions offers the CAB XC4/300, 4″ wide and the XC6/300, 6″ wide thermal transfer printers. Combined with ribbons from Color Label Solutions, these printers produce GHS labels that meet the BS5609 requirements.
Check out some of the stories below and learn how these companies moved to print on demand color labeling solution to meet the GHS initiative.
‘Dyeing’ For GHS
Pylam is an industry leading supplier of dyes, pigments and colorants to the global marketplace. Their colorants are used in an extensive array of products that range from cosmetics, soaps, candles, plastics, and even industrial applications. Pylam focuses on providing the highest grade products with an unsurpassed level of support…
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GHS Needs An ‘Erin’
Since 1967, Engineered Lubricants has been an independent manufacturer of lubricants, metalworking fluids, rust preventatives and cleaners. Providing products and services across the globe, EL formulates products specific to its customers’ production requirements. EL has one of the most advanced testing…
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Complex, Yet Elegant GHS Label Solution
Originally founded in January 1980, Dymax Corporation is an ISO 9001 certified, leading manufacturer of 100% solvent-free UV light curing, industrial adhesives and light curing systems for the worldwide medical, electronic, optical, glass, plastic, metal, masking and packaging OEM markets. From the design…
Read more here: BLOG: Complex, Yet Elegant GHS Label Solution