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Chemical Labels

Labelling chemicals presents a different challenge to other industries. Adhering to the current CLP guidelines introduced in June 2017 means selecting the correct material, adhesive and print technology. This will inevitably reduce the number of print options available. Whilst nearly all colour printers will be able to produce a GHS compliant label design they will not all be able to meet BS5609 certification standards.

Important considerations

Your chemical label will need to last and remain legible for as long as the container is in use and therefore must be able to remain resistant to exposure to its container contents. Selecting the correct material and testing the adhesive will be vital. A polyproylene (PP) or polyethylene (PE) will be required, paper is not suitable for chemical applications. A dye based ink will not provide a print durable enough for chemical applications so if considering an inkjet printer you will need to look at a pigment ink product. Many chemical applications will also require an overlaminate.

How will your labels be applied?

If they are to be applied automatically then the orientation, label gap size and thickness will need to the checked.

HD Labels offer a wide range of materials suitable for chemical labelling and can supply free samples for testing prior to ordering. We’d always recommend that you apply sample labels to the containers that you intend to use prior to ordering any labels to check size, durability and adhesive strength.

Why print your own?

Digital printing can offer a cost effective solution for short run printed labels. Reasons for customers preferring this to having labels printed for them include:

– Complete control over inventory
– No long lead times
– No minimum run sizes
– The ability to respond quickly to regulation changes

Popular Solutions for Chemical Labelling

HD Labels have several pigment based printers suitable for chemical labelling. These include the Epson C3500, Afinia L-501, Epson C7500 Primera LX-1000e and LX-2000e.
These are often accompanied by a label applicator such as the Bottle matic or Primera AP-360.

Our team would be very happy to discuss your specific requirements and offer advice on the suitability of any of our solutions for your needs.

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Why use HD Labels?

As distributors and partners to the likes of Afina, Epson, Primera, Bottle Matic, and DPR we have a label solution for you.

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