Drum labels must now be labeled with “very specific elements, including pictograms, signal words, and various hazard and precautionary statements” to be considered OSHA compliant labels.
As of June 1, 2015, all chemical drum labels must comply with OSHA’s new standards outlined in the HazCom2012 Final rule. These rule changes bring the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) in alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals – or GHS for short.
Brandywine successfully implemented GHS with our drum label customers to meet the 2015 deadline. We found that the GHS requirements for labeling content were best managed with on-demand label printing, which allowed easy changes between similar products that had different GHS pictograms or slight content differences based on container size.
Brandywine’s Poly-Twin® labels meet all the requirements for GHS labeling of chemical products. Poly-Twin® LX for laser printers and Poly-Twin® EP for inkjet printers.
Poly-Twin® LX™ (Laser)
For Color laser or LED printing of GHS Labels, Brandywine uses a proprietary process that marries a thin polyester film with a BS 5609 tested custom adhesive and a 50# lay-flat liner, and then applies a laser-specific top coating. The result is a premium Poly-Twin® LX™ laser label that meets all applicable regulatory standards and outperforms vinyl labels.
Poly-Twin® EP (Inkjet)
With the Poly-Twin® EP™ color inkjet GHS label, Brandywine remains in the forefront of haz-chem labeling, including auto-labeling systems. Poly-Twin® EP™ uses a highly durable film face stock combined with BS5609-tested custom adhesives and our proprietary coating processes to achieve a superior product for this breakthrough color printing platform.
Brandywine’s patented Dual-Adhesive™ label technology allows our clients to make name changes after the initial labeling of their containers. Patents granted in 1997 and 1999 for coating two adhesives on a label (permanent and removable) address the common challenge facing chemical manufacturers that build for inventory.
Twin-Tag® (Bulk Tags)
Printing your Bulk Tags on-demand makes sure that the regulatory content for your bulk products is up-to-date and readily visible at the valves where product is filled and emptied. Print tags from your labeling system or a .pdf library when you need them using our Twin-Tag® bulk tags and easily affix them to your totes, deck tanks, tank cars and rail cars with plastic tie-wraps.
Thermal-Twin® (Thermal Transfer)
Thermal-Twin® drum labels bring Brandywine’s patented Dual-Adhesive™ technology to the thermal transfer printing platform, including chemical drum auto-labeling systems. Like their counterpart laser labels and inkjet labels, Thermal-Twin® drum labels are designed to withstand the most hazardous industrial chemical labeling environments.