Keeping Cleaning Products Safely Labelled
Posted by : Mercury Labels Ltd on Friday, May 6, 2022 in Choosing Your Labels.
Cleaning products of various kinds are a permanent feature on the premises of many businesses. It is the norm for a company to keep its own stock of cleaning products and supplies on-site, either for its own personal use or for the convenience of its hired cleaners.
Either way, it is the responsibility of the business to ensure that all potentially hazardous products on its premises are safely stored and appropriately labelled. Unfortunately, safe labelling practices are often overlooked, which can increase the risk of accidents and dangerous occurrences.
Choosing the right labels for cleaning products is not always as straightforward as it seems. Not all labels are suitable for use as cleaning product labels, which must therefore be chosen in a mindful and careful manner.
One of the issues you face when choosing labels for cleaning products is their tendency to be exposed to fairly harsh conditions. Standard white paper labels are routinely used for cleaning products, but can be compromised when they come into contact with moisture. Should the writing on the label become smeared or smudged, it is no longer fit for purpose.
This is why it is important to choose labels in a material that can withstand the conditions cleaning products and their containers are exposed to. This typically means going with something weatherproof, which is designed to maintain its structural integrity when exposed to humidity.
Examples of which include the following among others:
- White Polyester Weatherproof
- Removable White Polyester Weatherproof
- White Gloss Polyester Weatherproof
- High-Tack White Polyester Weatherproof
- Clear Gloss Weatherproof
- Vinyl Laser Weatherproof
- Silver Matte Polyester Weatherproof
It may also be necessary to choose a material that is durable enough to withstand exposure to chemicals and harsh cleaning products in general.
In addition, cleaning product labels that can easily be removed may also be the preferable option. Some labels are designed to stick permanently in place, while others can be removed (and even reused) without leaving any sticky residue behind.
When placing an order for bespoke labels, you will also be able to specify your requirements for the adhesive coating on the material. The level of tack, i.e. stickiness, you choose will determine how solid the bond is between the material and the surface, and how long it lasts.
Options vary from temporary stickers that can be easily removed through to those that are designed to stay put indefinitely, irrespective of the kinds of conditions they are exposed to. In addition, some adhesives are better at maintaining their bonds when exposed to chemicals and harsh cleaning agents than others, which should also be factored in.
At Mercury Labels, we can provide you with the advice and input you need to ensure your on-site cleaning products are labelled safely at all times. Call today to learn more, or email us with details of your requirements and we will get back to you as soon as possible.