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Did you know we manufacture hazardous chemical labels to ensure you meet your legal requirements, avoid fines and ensure the safety of your customers, employees and public.
Designed bespoke, we can print runs of 1,000 up to tens of thousands, and no order is too large or complex. We keep up to date with industry legislation so that our clients are always in line with health and safety regulations.
We will work with you to develop the specific labels you need for the identification of your chemical products – from the selection of inks and materials all the way through to the final printing and finishing stages.
All our hazardous chemical labels are produced on a PP (Polypropylene) material. The base material used conforms with B.S 5609:1986 which is perfect for transport by Road, Rail, Air and Sea.
Our hazardous chemical labels fully comply with the ADR, RID, IMDG & IATA requirements. Some labels can be produced in a format suitable for automatic application and over print.
The most popular ones are available to buy from our online shop. However, as we manufacture in-house if you require something you can’t see then please get in touch.
Alan Northrop Ltd is committed to preventing the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Following the guidance of Public Health England and UK Government, we are ensuring the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers.
All employees are receiving education on personal hygiene and advice for reducing the risk of infection.
All employees and visitors have access to hand sanitisers.
We have expanded our cleaning regime to include the cleaning of all surfaces, door handles and public areas within the factory.
We forsee no issues with regard to supply or continuity of supply at this time.
However, given the unpredicatability of such events such as these, we are closely monitoring the situation to be able to take immediate and necessary action if required.
Digital printing is the biggest growing area in the label printing industry. Developments in digital technology have seen a huge advance in digital printing.
A Digital press allows for on demand/bespoke printing and it is a cost effective solution for many label buyers. Whether you need 1 label or 100,000 labels we have the technology to be that flexible.
With less waste, accurate colour matching, digital is the perfect solution for many clients.
Digitally printed labels can be printed on a variety of different materials and finishes. Through our investment in the latest technology we are able to produce high quality print without the need for high volumes and print runs. Compared to the tradtional method of needing a plate to be made this makes digital a very cost effective solution.
A new label element will appear on product labels from 2020 – a 16-character code called the unique formula identifier (UFI). By 2025, the UFI will be mandatory on the label of all products classified for health or physical hazards. Importers and downstream users placing such products on the market, will have to provide specific product information, including the UFI, to poison centres.
WHAT IS A UFI?
The unique formula identifier, known by its acronym UFI, is a 16-character alphanumeric code that will be required on the label of your products that contain a hazardous mixture.
In addition to the UFI, you are also required to provide other information on your mixture and associated products to poison centres, such as composition, trade name, colour, packaging, product category and toxicological information. The UFI aims to establish an unambiguous link between the information you provide with the product you place on the market.
HOW WILL THE UFI BE USED?
The UFI and the other information you have provided, will primarily be used by poison centres in the event of an emergency call. For example, the UFI can be read directly from the label of a product to a poison centre operator in addition to the trade name to precisely identify the product involved in an incident.
DOES THE UFI ALWAYS HAVE TO BE INCLUDED ON THE LABEL?
The UFI must be printed on or affixed to the label of all your products containing hazardous mixtures. It is also possible to indicate the UFI on the package of the product provided it is in close proximity to other labelling information.
WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR A UFI CODE ON THE LABEL?
The acronym ‘UFI’ (the same in all EU languages and alphabets, and not to be translated) must be in capital letters and be followed by a 16-character alphanumeric code. The code is divided into four blocks, each separated by a hyphen. While no specific requirements have been set, for instance, for font type or size, the UFI has to be clearly visible and legible on the label of the product. Given the variation in label sizes, and other labelling requirements competing for label space, the UFI should be positioned so that it is easy to locate (e.g. near the barcode or hazard pictograms). In essence, you must determine how the UFI is displayed on the product in the most effective manner to assist with its communication to poison centres.
BY WHEN SHOULD THE UFI BE ON THE LABEL?
In all situations, the timing for including the UFI on the label of the product must coincide with the submission of harmonised information. It is not recommended to place the UFI on the label of the product if that UFI has not been included in a notification to the appointed body. In such cases, an ‘empty UFI’ will not provide any assistance to poison centres in the event of an emergency.
For mixtures not already on the market, your obligations to submit harmonised information and place the UFI on the label will apply from:
• 1 Jan 2020 (consumer use)
• 1 Jan 2021 (professional use)
• 1 Jan 2024 (industrial use)
If you have existing mixtures already on the market, you may benefit from a transitional period which ends 1 Jan 2025. This means that after this date, all mixtures classified for health or physical effects will be required to bear the UFI on the label.
Limited Quantity Label
The Limited Quantity Label is a diamond shaped symbol that is applied to packaging to indicate that the products within the package are hazardous goods that are packaged in accordance with the Limited Quantity exemption.
Labels are newly produced on gloss paper. Perm acrylic adhesive. On 3” Cores. They can be bought in rolls of 250, 500 or 1000 from our online shop.
We are very proud to be recognised for our quality and service by the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System.
This is one of our client’s montly reports showing not only that we have a 100% rating but we are also in the number 1 spot!
Pictures speak louder than words. What separates Northrop Label Printers from the rest is our passion for what we do. If you need advice when ordering a label, and you need your printer to care that you make the right decisions then look no further.
Northrop’s have invested in a New Corona Treatment Unit
We have just invested in a new Corona unit here at Northrop’s. What is Corona Treatment?
Corona is a visible electrical discharge which occurs when a high voltage, high frequency electrical potential is applied to a small diameter electrode in relatively close proximity to an electrical ground. The resulting electrical discharge is known as a “Corona Discharge”. This corona discharge will cause partial ionization of the surrounding atmosphere and can be used for surface modification.
GHS labels are available now to comply with the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals created by the United Nations.
The CLP Regulation (European Regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures) was created by The European Commission to adopt this new GHS system. The regulation came into force on the 20th January 2009 and will be applied to all EU member states, including the UK in June 2015.
GHS labels have been created to replace the various classifications and labeling standards that currently exist in different countries. The main objectives are to facilitate international trade in chemicals and to maintain the existing level of protection of human health and environment.
New pictograms with a white background are replacing the orange ones in the EU. Make sure you learn what the labels mean and read the instructions to ensure safe use. Information on the CLP pictograms and on the label is available on the European Chemical Agency website:
All our GHS labels and CLP labels are produced on a PP (Polypropylene) material. The base material used conforms with B.S 5609:1986 which is perfect for transport by Road, Rail, Air and Sea.
Our GHS labels and CLP labels fully comply with the ADR, RID, IMDG & IATA requirements. Some labels can be produced in a format suitable for automatic application and over print.