Labels for hazardous substances and dangerous goods

Chemical labels from HERMA – safe and saltwater-resistant

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When safety is a must – chemical labels from HERMA

Labelling of products in the chemical industry is regulated by strict laws. The GHS classification and the CLP Regulation set forth uniform international rules for labelling chemicals, including information on components, potential hazards and classification.

Versatile labels with special characteristics

Chemical labels must stick firmly to containers of all kinds: barrels, drums, canisters, shipping containers, IBCs, FIBCs, bottles and pallets. The surfaces, which can be metal, plastic, glass or wood, have many different requirements. Depending on the application, they can include resistance to chemicals (acids, alkalis, solvents), saltwater, dirt, grease and oil. Environmental factors such as heat, moisture, cold and UV radiation must also be taken into account. HERMA labels easily comply with additional requirements like resistance to filling with hot liquids.

We will work with you to develop the labels you need for identification of your chemical products – from the selection of materials all the way to printing: rugged, but flexible films of various types; adhesives suitable for a wide range of temperatures, applications and surfaces; lightfast inks (6-7 on the blue wool scale); cutting and printing as needed.

  • Saltwater-resistant as per BS 5609

    Many dangerous goods require certification according to British Standard 5609. To comply with this standard, labels for dangerous goods and hazardous substances must be able to withstand three months of immersion in seawater without separating from the substrate. Sea and air transport of packages and bundles containing dangerous goods or hazardous substances is permitted only if their labels are certified to be saltwater-resistant. Drawing from our wide range of adhesives, we can manufacture labels that comply with the section of BS 5609 that applies to you, including Section 3.

    An example is our material for single-sheet applications, made of white, matt PE film:

    • Weather-resistant, oil and dirt-repellent
    • Temperature-resistant from -40° C to +150° C
    • Very flexible, also fits well on curved surfaces
    • Outstanding adhesion, even on critical surfaces
    • Excellent results on black-and-white and colour laser printers

     

     

    Saltwater-resistant as per BS 5609
    Saltwater-resistant as per BS 5609. Weather-resistant, oil and dirt-repellent. Temperature-resistant from -40° C to +150° C. Very flexible, also fits well on curved surfaces.
    Outstanding adhesion, even on critical surfaces. Excellent results on black-and-white and colour laser printers.
  • Custom preprinted and overprintable

    Film labels from HERMA, manufactured using our own adhesives, are the perfect basis for your chemical labels and labels for hazardous substances. Preprinted labels with GHS diamond frames in your label format are ideal for custom overprinting with your printer.

    • On a roll for thermal transfer printers
    • On a roll for inkjet printers with pigmented inks
    • On A4 or A3 sheets as well as in special formats, for black-and-white and colour laser printers

     

    These labels are also highly resistant to environmental conditions and have excellent adhesion.

     

     

    Depending on the application, they can include resistance to chemicals (acids, alkalis, solvents), saltwater, dirt, grease and oil. Environmental factors such as heat, moisture, cold and UV radiation must also be taken into account.
    Preprinted labels with GHS diamond frames in your label format are ideal for custom overprinting with your printer. On a roll for thermal transfer printers. On a roll for inkjet printers with pigmented inks. On A4 or A3 sheets as well as in special formats, for black-and-white and colour laser printers.
  • Ready-printed labels for dangerous goods

    Of course we also produce labels for dangerous goods in the prescribed diamond format with conspicuous colours. All the hazard classes in Germany’s Hazardous Substances Ordinance are represented. These highly visible diamond-shaped labels with pictogram and hazard class are mandatory for the transport of dangerous goods by road, rail, sea or air. Such labelling is required for extremely flammable, poisonous, corrosive, radioactive and carcinogenic substances, to give only a few examples. Here too, what counts is to select the right combination of film material and adhesive:

    • Secure adhesion to metal containers and barrels made of plastic or steel
    • Special adhesives with high tack and excellent final adhesion
    • Resistant to liquids, grease, oil, alkalis, solvents and acids
    • Film materials made of PE, PP and PET: dirt-repellent, resistant to cold and heat, and saltwater-resistant
    • Suitable for flat or curved surfaces, depending on the type of film

     

     

    Chemical labels must stick firmly to containers of all kinds: barrels, drums, canisters, shipping containers, IBCs, FIBCs, bottles and pallets. The surfaces, which can be metal, plastic, glass or wood, have many different requirements.
    Suitable for flat or curved surfaces, depending on the type of film.
  • HERMA warning signs – to make your processes more efficient and economical

    Print self-adhesive warning signs using your A3 laser printer – it’s fast, and you save money with small print runs.

    • Preprinted in the prescribed standard colour with black contours
    • Overprinting of the relevant data with your laser printer
    • Saltwater-resistant, heat-resistant and ageing-resistant PE laser material in accordance with BS 5609, with outstanding adhesive properties
    • Very flexible film, closely hugs any surface, even curved ones
    • Compliant with all applicable regulations (GGVSE, ADR, IMDG Code, IATA)

     

    HERMA warning signs comply with the German technical regulations relating to the transport of dangerous goods by road and rail. They can be used on shipping containers, multiple-element gas containers, transportable tanks, vehicles and railway cars, to name a few examples. Self-adhesive warning signs are a standard product and can be ordered directly via our online shop.

     

     

    Very flexible film, closely hugs any surface, even curved ones. Compliant with all applicable regulations (GGVSE, ADR, IMDG Code, IATA).

We are here to support all your labelling requirements.

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