The 6 Elements of a GHS Label

Globally Harmonized System requirements are prevalent across various industries to meet global regulatory labelling and tracking challenges. Although it is common, many people still get a little confused about what GHS is exactly. GHS allows companies across the globe to have one common, coherent framework for classifying and communicating information related to chemicals. The 6 […]

How Would You Label Covid-19 as a Dangerous Good?

Dangerous goods are articles or substances which are capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property or the environment. By that definition, this year certainly qualifies. If you could somehow ship the year 2020 in a box, you’d have to slap a hazmat label on it. But which label? In which hazard class would […]

GHS and Chemical Labelling

Not so long ago, working with hazardous chemicals was especially dangerous because, often times, employees didn’t know exactly what they were dealing with.   For example, the container may have come from a company in another country. Even if they did label it, the message may have provided little in the way of helpful information. Workers […]

Complying with REACH Regulations

On 1 January 2021 UK REACH, the UK’s independent chemicals regulatory framework, came into force. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has published guidance to help UK companies achieve compliance with REACH chemical regulations. Manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of hazardous chemicals in the UK must comply with UK REACH, which upholds the […]

Chemical Labels Need to be Hardy

All labels have a purpose and getting the right label to serve that purpose is critical to a products proper use and success. Losing valuable information like safety warnings, or proper care of a product, can make it useless or a danger to the user. These types of problems are easily avoided when you select […]

Brexit and Its Effect on Chemical Labels

The UK chemical and pharmaceutical industry is the second largest in the UK, with only the food, beverages and tobacco processing sector above them, making the industry an integral part of UK manufacturing. In fact, the chemical and pharmaceutical industry adds £18 billion of value to the UK economy every year, from a total annual […]

Understanding the GHS

Labelservice doesn’t just print labels – we keep up to date on rules and regulations regarding the labelling of products. From food products to chemical products, we help our customers stay on the right side of these regulations. The UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is a good example of […]

High Quality Chemical Labels

Harmful Chemical Label

Chemical labels must be strong and durable to stand up to the chemical product they are on. You want the label to be able to withstand whatever chemical compound your product is made of in order to maintain the information and branding on the label throughout its use. Labelservice specialises in the manufacturing and supply […]

Picking the Right Label for Writing On

There are a range of options for any application and use-case, with some providing a more bespoke solution, but typically we recommend one of two options. Not all labels are created equal when it comes to writing information on them, as different finishing options and materials used to achieve certain properties can have a negative […]

ECHA, CLP, GHS, REACH – What they Mean

We all hear these letters, but do we know exactly what they mean? We may have some idea, so here’s a recap. GHS – Globally Harmonized System of classification and labelling chemicals The current system, CHIP (Chemical Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Law, set by the Dangerous Substances Directive (DSD) and the Dangerous Preparations […]