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The GHS implementation deadline of June 2015 is quickly approaching.
Make sure your customers are covered.

What is GHS?

GHS stands for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and 
Labeling of Chemicals.

GHS is a system to standardize the way hazardous materials are classified. The idea is that the same criteria will be used all over the world to determine if a material is flammable, toxic or corrosive etc. We are then assured that if a material is considered toxic in China it will also be so in the USA, Europe, Brazil and elsewhere
around the Globe.

So what does BS5609 mean?

It is a British Standard certification to determine the label's overall durability in marine conditions. The label must pass certain criteria to make sure it can withstand weathering, abrasion, colorfastness and adhesion.

Why should I care about GHS?

This new standard could open some new revenue streams for you if you are working with any companies that ship or store chemicals. 

They are going to need new labels as well as printers and ribbons.

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Discover More About GHS Labels
There are 9 Basic Universal Pictograms
Here's what they look like and what they mean.

The Anatomy of the New GHS Standard

Know the right questions to ask. Let us handle the rest.

Here are some key questions to ask when approaching a customer about drum labels. Pass this information along to and we will make sure the customer gets exactly what they need to remain compliant.

* Does your label need BS5609 Section 2 & Section 3 approval?
  (If unsure, you can just ask if their product is going to be shipped overseas).

* What type of print technology and printer will be used to print these labels?
  (If you sell hardware, this may be another opportunity to offer a complete solution). 

* To what surface will the label be applied? 
  Will it ever need to be removed?

* What type of temperatures and environmental conditions will the label be
  exposed to (heat, cold, humidity, salt water, etc)?

* Will the label need to withstand exposure to water or chemicals?
  If so, what kind of chemicals? What type of exposure (spray, immersion, etc.)?

* Will the label need to withstand any unusual handling (squeeze bottles, abrasion
  caused by contact against other containers, 
conveyor rails, forklifts, etc.)?

* How long is the label required to last?
Put the power of DLS to work for you by allowing us to handle all the technical aspects of GHS labels. Now you can focus on what you do best, Selling Complete Solutions!


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