GHS Labeling Compliance
Manufacturers Adapt to GHS Labeling Requirements with QuickLabel Digital Label Printers In-House
Deadline for United States GHS Compliance:
May 25, 2012 – 1 June 2015
As the UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals changes product labeling laws around the world, manufacturers of chemical products will be required to make changes to their labels to comply with GHS labeling standards.
Owners of a QuickLabel digital color label printer will enjoy a seamless transition to compliance with GHS labeling, with the ability to print the required pictograms in the required colors on their primary display labels and secondary package labels, whether they need GHS labels for pharmaceuticals, GHS labels for cleansers and industrial chemicals, or GHS labels for pesticides.
Print GHS Labels in Full Color with QuickLabel Printers
GHS compliant labels can be printed in the same printing process as full-color product photos and brand graphics are printed with the toner-based production-capacity Vivo! Touch digital color label press. When the Vivo! Touch prints GHS labels using our Material #122 vinyl label substrate, the result is a GHS label that is BS 5609:1986 compliant and UL listed.
To print secondary labels that meet the requirement that chemical labels have a minimum of two colours. QuickLabel Systems also offers the Plexo! Family of 2-color thermal transfer label printers that allows chemical manufacturers and distributors to quickly print labels in any two colors. The Plexo! Family consists of digital label printers much like a barcode printer, except that it can print text, barcodes, symbols, logos, and other graphics in two colors instead of just a single color. Label colors are printed with the use of thermal transfer ribbon, a kind of dry printing ink.
Print GHS Pictograms on Labels
With your own digital color label printers, you can print any required GHS label pictograms in any color. GHS labeling pictograms may be red and black, red and yellow, red and white, red, black, and white, orange and black, green and black, green and white, blue and black, blue and white, black and white, or yellow. Your QuickLabel color label printer can easily print each color code label.
Print GHS Compliant Labels Instantly
As soon as a product label design has been approved, finished labels can be printed in minutes. A QuickLabel color label printer is the most cost-effective way to print GHS labels fast. Chemical producers with QuickLabel printers will not experience delays in packaging or shipping products after adopting GHS labelling standards.
GHS Compliant Label Materials
GHS labels must be chemical-resistant, abrasion-resistant, UV light resistant, weather-resistant, and must utilize a marine-grade label adhesive in order to satisfy GHS label standards for permanence. QuickLabel sells several compliant GHS label stocks. We will give you a GHS label quote in any label size.
What are GHS Labeling Requirements?
GHS labels must include: a product identifier; a signal word (either Category 1 “Warning” or Category 2 “Danger”), standardized hazard statements corresponding to health, physical, and environmental hazard class, hazard symbols/hazard pictograms, precautionary statements, and the name, address, and the telephone number of the chemical manufacturer, importer, or other responsible party
About GHS Labeling
GHS has been adopted in Europe and is in the process of adoption in the United States, Canada, and many other industrialized nations. The goal of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is to create a single way to describe and classify chemical hazards on product labels and chemical Safety Data Sheets (SDS) used everywhere in the world. With standardized label content in the form of standardized chemical classifications, standardized hazard statements, standardized signal words, and standardized graphic symbols and colors, producers, workers, and consumers in every country will share an understanding of the potential human health hazards posed by chemicals.