GHS Labels / CLP Labels from Hibiscus Plc

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What are GHS Labels / CLP Labels?

The Globally Harmonised System (GHS) of Classification, Labelling and Packaging of chemicals (CLP) is a system designed by the UN to standardise the information given to people who produce, transport or use chemicals in order to reduce the risk to human health and the environment.

The new standard replaces many disparate and conflicting regional and national regulations and aims to reduce confusion and ensure that harmful substances are labelled in a way that can be universally understood.  The labels provide information about the hazards of the substance and what to do in cases of spillage or contact with the material.

How to Comply with GHS/CLP Label Requirements

The deadline, and all extended transitions, for the full implementation of GHS/CLP has now passed (1st June 2017).

The hazards of a (single) substance or mixture of hazardous substances are comunicated to the end user by means of a label.  The label must include:  warning pictograms, signal words, hazard statements, precautionary statements, and supplemental statements as well as a contact number and address of the supplier.

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GHS label size & corresponding pictogram size requirements

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GHS Compliant Label Materials

GHS labels must be chemical-resistant, abrasion-resistant, UV light resistant, weather-resistant, and must utilize a marine-grade label adhesive in order to satisfy GHS label standards for permanence.

How can Hibiscus help?

When producing GHS Labels, there’s a lot to consider. Are you sure your labels are in full compliance? Are all of the necessary phrases listed? Do you have the correct pictograms? Hibiscus haz been producing labels for the chemical industry for over 35 years – we’re experts in the labelling of hazardous goods.

Do you sell your product in a variety of container sizes? Regulations often specify the point size of the wording, warning phrases, pictograms etc. based on container size. Hibiscus can provide resizing information to ensure that your labels are in compliance.

Do you sell your product in a country where a variety of languages are spoken? Hibiscus can fully translate your label text into the required languages.

Producing your own fully compliant GHS labels / CLP labels can be very demanding. The Hibiscus range of professional-grade labels are purposely manufactured to withstand challenging conditions and tough work environments.

  • Waterproof and resistant to chemicals, abrasion, UV, water, tearing and extreme temperatures
  • Apply as low as 0°C
  • BS5609 Sec. 2 certified – waterproof label remains adhered for at least 90 days in seawater
  • BS5609 Sec. 3 certified with specific printers – click here for details and approved printers
  • Multiple sizes for containers such as drums, pails, jugs and bottles
  • Works on metal, plastic, painted surfaces, fibre, polycarbonate, glass and more
  • Additional uses include safety signs, arc flash, tank, marine, equipment and outdoor work labels


If you need help with GHS labelling, or have new products to market, let Hibiscus take on the task of creating your labels. We can produce labels using information taken straight from your Safety Data Sheets including full colour logos, QR codes and much more. Based on your needs, we will ensure that all the necessary information is on your label, so that you may create a safety compliance program with complete and accurate information.


Buy fully printed, bespoke GHS labels.

Buy part printed GHS/CLP Laser Labels to print your own.

Buy GHS compliant waterproof product labels in GHS formats.

Our Stock-Xpress department also provides GHS/CLP Pictogram labels in various different sizes: Buy GHS Pictogram Labels online directly from Stock-Xpress

Contact us on 01132424272 for a GHS label quote for any size.