Chemical Labels

Creating chemical labels that align with legal standards requires carefully following industry regulations to provide the necessary level of information. From cleaning products to laundry detergent, we have extensive experience creating chemical hazard labels that include the required health and safety information whilst effectively portraying your brand image.

Whilst meeting industry regulations, it can be tricky to maintain an aesthetic design and avoid looking overcrowded. The team at Labelnet strive to find the perfect balance between informative and attractive custom labels, offering multi-layer chemical labels if a large level of detail is required due to the nature of your product.

When Are Chemical Hazard Labels Required?

From the moment you get in touch with us to create pre-printed chemical labels, we will guide you through every step of the process to ensure the project is as smooth-sailing as possible. To meet your design expectations whilst ensuring your labelling meets legalities, our team will talk you through the necessities to make sure nothing is overlooked on your trade labels.

Unlike common perceptions, chemical labels aren’t just required on highly toxic chemicals in science labs! Many of the everyday products we all use on a daily basis require chemical hazard labelling to ensure the safe use and storage. Cleaning products, weed killer, fertiliser and glues are all considered chemical products and we are on hand to inform you of the regulations surrounding your product type to help you avoid any issues down the line.

Although you may think your product range is not dangerous and the safety information is self-explanatory, you can find yourself with serious legal issues if you fail to disclose clear instructions detailing what to do in the case of incidents such as ingestion or spillages. Environmental instructions need to be clear as well, guiding on how to dispose of the product or packaging and keeping people safe.

Designing Custom Pre-Printed Chemical Labels

Once the legalities are out of the way, the design of your custom chemical labels is paramount to help you stand out amongst competitors both on the shelf and online. With such a competitive marketplace nowadays, designing chemical hazard labels that appeal to consumers is a great step in the right direction to grow your business.

Our combination of highly skilled employees and top of the range technology is an unbeatable combination, allowing us to manufacture advanced chemical labels that take you one step above the rest. When it comes to creating chemical hazard labels, there are extra considerations that need to be made in comparison to other kinds of labels;

  • With such a large amount of information being required, multi-layer labels are sometimes crucial to fit as much detail as possible without having a large impact on the look and feel of the label itself.
  • The right type of material needs to be established dependent on the nature of your product. For example, bleach labels are liable to become damaged over time as the chemicals can react with the material.
  • A different type of adhesive may need to be used if your product can interfere with its properties. The adhesive on your chemical labels must be able to withstand any leakages which may deteriorate its quality.

When you partner with Labelnet, we will be able to recommend the most appropriate materials and processes for your pre-printed chemical labels based on our experiences. Once we’ve established the most durable materials, we will be able to create a bold design with our digital print press which can provide you with vibrant colours to help you catch the eye of passing shoppers. To take your design one step further, our Flexo label machine can provide laminating and foiling for a luxurious finish which can be paired with a matte or gloss finish to create the look you have hoped for. Through offering full flexibility for your chemical hazard labels, you can achieve a high quality design in line with your brand image to successfully portray your personality to your target market.

Legally Compliant Chemical Labels

To adhere to the required specifications for chemical hazard label suppliers, BS5609 approved labels are required. Especially if you transport goods overseas, BS5609 labels are crucial to make sure they are secure when they are shipped on hazardous containers. When we design chemical labels, we ensure they are designed to withstand transport and conform to overseas chemical hazard label regulations to ensure your products are accepted in overseas markets. When your pre-printed chemical labels are BS5609 compliant, they remain effective in the harshest of conditions. For example, if your products get lost at sea, the label will remain intact to reduce the risk of any negative environmental impact.

They are also designed to withstand any spillages they may incur, ensuring the text is still visible so all of the safety information can still be seen by users to avoid problems occurring.

Throughout the process of creating your pre-printed chemical labels, our technical sales reps will work alongside you to create chemical hazard labels in line with current legislation. We continue to stay up to date with any changes in regulations to help you remain fully compliant from both a legal and customer safety perspective.

Let’s Discuss Chemical Hazard Labels

With so much to consider when it comes to creating pre-printed chemical labels, work with the team at Labelnet to simplify the process and achieve high quality chemical labels ready to withstand the harshest of conditions that they may have to face. Using strong adhesive and high quality materials, be rest assured that you are designing a solution that lasts.

To get started and discuss your brand needs with an expert, do not hesitate to get in touch today. To help you make the decision that’s right for you, we are more than happy to send you out some free samples so you can see the quality for yourself and run some tests to ensure that they are designed to suit your needs.

Chemical Label FAQs

A chemical label should not include any terms, phrases or words that may mislead the user about the hazards present or underestimate them. For example, you should avoid using statements such as ‘safe’, ‘non-harmful’, ‘non-toxic’, ‘non-polluting’, ‘ecological’ or ‘eco’ on the chemicals if this isn’t relevant. Any other statements that contradict the classification of the substance or mixture being placed on the market should not appear on the label either.

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) states that chemical manufacturers, importers or distributers must ensure each container that contains hazardous chemicals is labelled, tagged or marked with:

  • Product identifier
  • Signal word
  • Hazard statements
  • Precautionary statements
  • Precautionary pictograms
  • Name, address and telephone number of the chemical manufacturer, importer or other responsible parties

It’s also a good idea to add directions/uses/instructions for your product to avoid misuse along with storage requirements, ingredients. This will help your customers to get the most out of your product as well as avoiding any harmful incidents.

You can usually find out the list of ingredients and care information from your manufacturer either on their website or by phoning the manufacturer directly for the list.

Mixing certain chemicals together can be dangerous, so when you’re creating your chemical labels for your products, it’s important to list the types of chemicals, dyes, fragrances included. You may also find that many people have allergies or intolerances to certain chemicals, so these need to be clearly labelled on the back of your product.

Including directions on your product is important to give your customers hints on how to make the product most effective. Include information like how long to leave it on the surface, what to mix it with or whether it needs rinsing off.