GHS labels in cosmetics
Published 23/01/2015

GHS labels in cosmetics

Published 23/01/2015

The Belgian laboratory of a leading global cosmetics company specialises in hair care products. The use of chemicals requires the printing of GHS labels.

The GHS (Globally Harmonised System) standard calls for appropriate and harmonised printing of hazardous substances at the international level in order to provide comprehensive user safety information.

Every year 100,000 drums of chemicals must be labelled with the regulatory black & red GHS symbols before they are placed in stock.

Recommended by its partner, Phidata NV, this leading producer selected the inkanto APR®6 Wax-Resin Thermal Transfer ribbon in conjunction with Zebra printers in order to meet the demands of this application.

The selection criteria for the inkanto APR®6 Thermal Transfer ribbon were as follows:

  1. Its ability to print on Fasson paper-coated labels, pre-printed with red GHS diamonds.
  2. The high density of the black APR®6 ink capable of perfectly masking unused red diamonds.
  3. Its fine print quality for the marking of variable information: black GHS symbols, barcodes, product descriptions, traceability data, etc.
  4. The resistance of the print to abrasion caused by handling and by storage conditions over an average period of 6 months.
  5. Its compliance with European RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) regulations on the content of heavy metals.
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