Industrial & Chemical Product Labels
When it comes to industrial & chemical products, labels must be durable and eye catching. Whether you’re labeling dangerous chemicals in the warehouse or selling household chemicals in the store, the design goals for these labels are the same. Industrial and chemical product labels need to include legal disclaimers for proper use, warning symbols, list of active and inactive ingredients, instructions, and of course colorful branding that customers trust! We consider this combination of thoughtful planning as “responsible labeling practices”.
Your labels should be as durable as your products. They need to be able to withstand the outdoor elements and diverse conditions that industrial and chemical labels face everyday. Household cleaning products are typically stored in bathrooms, basements, and kitchens where they are exposed to all types of temperatures, water, humidity, and so forth. We can provide the necessary stock, inks and coating that are perfect for your application. M&R Label highly recommends waterproof and oil resistant labeling materials for long-term durability.
From paint and chemical bins, to exposed electronics and appliances, to many other items, our team can help design and produce a label that will not only look good, but also hold up in any condition. M&R Label combines acute technical detail with the most advanced printing technologies the industry has to offer. We will work with you to design a label that coincides with your company’s branding while also appealing to consumers. Our advanced Digital printing and Flexographic printing technologies plus quick turnaround times set us apart from the competition. We can print any size, shape, or color graphics based on your needs. M&R Label will work with you to create a chemical product label you’re proud of!
The industrial label identifies the equipment to be used in a particular setting along with textual and pictorial information regarding its usage and risks involved.
Moreover, industrial labeling can also help in tracking products requiring or avoiding moisture, chemical exposure, light, or other such factors.
Most industrial and chemical products are required to have some labeling. This labeling provides important information about the product, including its contents, hazards, and precautions. In many cases, the labels on these products must meet specific requirements set by government agencies or other organizations.
One key requirement is the use of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification while doing the Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
The GHS is an internationally recognized system for classifying and labeling chemicals. It was developed to provide a standardized approach to labeling chemicals worldwide. The use of the GHS is not mandatory in all countries, but many have adopted it as their primary method of labeling chemicals. In the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has adopted the GHS for labeling chemicals used in the workplace.
The GHS includes a set of specific criteria that must be met for a chemical to be classified as hazardous. These criteria are based on the inherent properties of the chemical, such as its flammability, toxicity, and reactivity.
Once a chemical has been classified as hazardous, it is then assigned to one or more hazard classes. Each hazard class has its own set of specific labeling requirements. For example, chemicals that are classified as flammable must be labeled with the word “flammable” and the appropriate symbol.
The GHS also requires that all hazardous chemicals be given a unique identifier, a UN Number. This number is used to identify the chemical on labels and safety data sheets.
M&R Labels always include the following on an Industrial and Chemical product label.
- The name and address of the manufacturer or distributor
- A clear and accurate description of the product
- The net quantity of contents
- The identity and concentration of any hazardous ingredients
- Any necessary warnings or precautions
- The date of manufacture or expiration
In addition to the GHS, other labeling systems are used for industrial and chemical products. These include the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) system, and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) system.
Each of these systems has its own unique set of labeling requirements. However, they all share the common goal of providing accurate and consistent information about the hazards of a chemical.
Industrial and chemical products that are required to be labeled can be found in many different settings, including manufacturing plants, warehouses, and retail stores. In some cases, the labels may be required by law. In other cases, they may be voluntarily applied by the manufacturer or distributor.
Regardless of the reason for the label, the information on the label must be accurate and up-to-date. Using outdated or inaccurate information can lead to serious consequences, including injuries, illnesses, and even death.
Let M&R Labels help you understand the GHS Label elements, as we have a professional understanding of all the important terms. Moreover, we ensure to incorporate the relevant elements of an industrial and chemical product.
The product identifier is the name or number used for a hazardous product on a label or in the SDS. It helps people identify the specific product.
The product name is the name given to a hazardous product by its manufacturer.
Manufacturer’s Name & Address:
The manufacturer’s name and address is the name and address of the company that made the hazardous product.
Hazard pictograms are symbols that indicate a hazard.
Signal words are words that indicate the level of hazard.
Hazard statements are brief phrases that describe the nature of the hazard.
Precautionary statements describe measures that should be taken to reduce or eliminate the hazard.
First-aid measures are actions that should be taken if someone is exposed to a hazard. They are usually described in the SDS.
Fire-fighting measures are actions that should be taken if a fire occurs.
Accidental Release Measures:
Accidental release measures should be taken if a product is released accidentally.
Handling & Storage Precautions:
Handling and storage precautions should be taken to ensure a product’s safe handling and storage. They are usually described in the SDS.
Exposure Controls/Personal Protection:
Exposure controls and personal protection measures should be taken to protect people from exposure to a hazard.
Physical & Chemical Properties:
Physical and chemical properties are characteristics of a product that describe its physical and chemical nature.
Stability & Reactivity Information:
Stability and reactivity information is information about the stability and reactivity of a product.
The presence of the following elements is a must:
· Product Identifier
· Signal Word
· Contact Information of the manufacturer
Choosing M&R Labels can provide you the following benefits:
· Provides the high-quality, durable labels
· Offers the best rates
· Helps you in integrating the essential details based on the industry standards
· Uses technology to bring in the best