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GHS Compliance Is Now Mandatory

but don’t worry, Lowry Solutions makes it fast and easy

If you’re a chemical manufacturer, importer, distributor, or employer using chemicals in the workplace, complying with GHS label requirements is non-negotiable. Lowry Solutions is the one-stop resource for complete, custom label solutions designed to help you meet GHS label requirements.

GHS, short for Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, is a global chemical classification and labeling system developed by the United Nations to provide an international communication standard for chemical labeling based on signal words, pictograms, and hazard and precautionary statements printed on resilient labels to inform workers and avoid dangerous situations.

For chemicals shipped overseas, an additional standard—BS 5609—is applied to ensure that the Barrelscombination of label and printed ink can withstand exposure to water.

In partnership with ITW Thermal Films—which manufactures, converts, and distributes PrintheadSaver® thermal transfer ribbons for barcoding and labeling applications to customers around the world—Lowry’s team of labeling compliance experts can help you choose the precise solution for your needs:

  • The best BS 5609-tested and -certified label and ribbon combination
  • The most suitable label printer technology and software

What is BS 5609?


BS 5609 is the British Standard for labels and printed inks used on chemical containers shipped by sea. As part of GHS compliance, both the label and the ink together must meet this requirement for use in marine applications.

Several label and ink combinations have been certified by accredited testing labs to determine which combinations are durable enough to resist maritime exposure.