Hazardous container labeling is critical for the Houston, TX petroleum and chemical industries. The unique Texas work environments require labels that will adhere to the surfaces of your drum, pail and IBC containers. Call Barcode Southwest to see how we can help your company create product and/or warning labels to meet your hazardous chemical labeling needs.
Hazardous Container Labeling Design Factors
The Houston, TX petroleum and chemical industries have unique label application requirements. Barcode Southwest has identified three design elements that are critical to the hazardous container labeling for your Houston, TX company.
The first labeling consideration is that your labels be fade resistant. The printed label information must be able to stand up to the ever-changing climates of the Texas Gulf Coast. In addition to withstanding local weather changes, your labels must outlast harsh environmental conditions. Finally, the product and/or warning information must be legible to your customers.
Another labeling factor is worker safety. First, workers handling the containers will clearly have that all-important safe handling and hazardous chemical information. Secondly, clear identification allows worker to avoid potential illnesses and injuries related to chemical exposure in the chemical and petroleum industries.
A second and equally important factor in hazardous container labeling is durability. Label adhesive and laminates are two factors that can increase the durability of your Houston, TX hazardous container labels.
(1) Aggressive Label Adhesive
A first consideration to ensure your hazardous container labels stay affixed to your container is the adhesive. Barcode Southwest understands adhesives. We can help you (sample testing) identify the one to best adhere to your metal, plastic or fiberglass containers. Also, it is important to choose the right adhesive to ensure the label remains “stuck” during the life of the product and/or warning label.
Additionally, weather and environmental conditions impact the durability of your hazardous container labels. The proper adhesive can ensure your labels “beat” the Gulf Coast and Houston, TX drastic and unforeseen weather shifts.
(2) Label Laminates for Additional Protection
The second consideration is the label laminate. To begin with, laminates add an additional layer of protection for your hazardous container labeling. Just as the adhesive of hazardous container labeling is important, so is the laminate that may be required to protect the front of your labels.
When discussing label design, ask Barcode Southwest to help you choose the laminate that will give your hazardous container labels the durability and longevity required by your Houston, TX company. Also, the proper laminated label will provide the ultimate durability and longevity when faced with high moisture and weather exposure.
Required Hazardous Container Labeling Information
Barcode Southwest can work with your Houston, TX company to design pre-printed hazardous container labels. In addition, we are can help your company select the right thermal label printer should it become necessary to print variable label information. There are two factors to consider:
- Label size.
- Variable printed information.
Label size is the first factor. The label must be large enough to contain all required company and product information.
The second factor is printing of variable information: Will your Houston, TX company need to print variable information on your hazardous container labeling? These labels must also be large enough to present industry required legal information.
Call Barcode Southwest at 1-888-764-9965 to see how we can help your Houston, TX petroleum or chemical company design and implement worry-free product labels. Or complete our contact form!
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Posted March 04, 2019 By Lucy