January 20th, 2014
Prepare for the GHS Chemical Labeling Deadline with Drew & Rogers
What is GHS?
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, commonly known as GHS, is a new labeling standard set forth by OSHA requiring chemical manufacturers to re-document and re-label all chemical products by June 1st 2015.
The goal of GHS is to ensure the safe transport of all chemical products by making chemical hazard warnings universal and easy to understand through standardized pictograms and required text on each label.
What This Means
Chemical companies will have to spend the time, energy, and money to revise their current labeling systems and implement new ones. Decisions have to be made on how to print, and on what to print new compliant labels.
How Drew & Rogers Can Help
Our printers and label stock have undergone rigorous testing and are GHS certified. Our team of GHS experts is ready to custom tailor a GHS printing program to meet your business needs and most importantly, your budget. Give us a call today!
We are excited to announce the launch of our new packaging website, Drew & Rogers Packaging.
Our packaging site has gotten an entire makeover, featuring a fresh layout coupled with new and updated product details, images and offerings.
What our site offers:
A large selection of our packaging products and services are within a click of the mouse. With a crisp new header allowing you to browse our products or go straight to the one you have in mind. You can also select a category of items, view their picture and read the product description and details for your convenience.
From the Videos tab, you can watch informational videos that give you deeper insight into creative packaging and mailing for your knowledge. You can also take a peek and read what our blogs have to say about the packaging world.
Requesting a quote has never been easier. Available right on our homepage or within the tab, just click, fill out, request and you’re done.
If you would like to speak to a packaging specialist while perusing the site, we are way ahead of you. On the side of the website, we have a feature just for that. Just simply fill out your name, company and contact info, and a specialist will get in touch with you right away. Or simply give a call during normal business hours, 9am – 5pm Monday through Friday at 1-800-610-6210.
Our new layout and design has been created to display a more modern and professional look that was developed to enhance all of the website’s features and capabilities. Let us know what you think! Check out our new packaging website now drewandrogerspackaging.link
As the year 2013 comes to a close, we look back on some of the key promotional products that were sold throughout the market. According to qcalliance.org, the top items that flourished this year can be divided into three main categories: drink and food containers, apparel and tech gadgets.
Drink & Food:
The drink ware category included flavor infusing water bottles and spill-proof coffee tumblers and water bottles, a promotional classic. Also heavily sold this year were filtered drink ware, providing water straight from the tap and custom food containers, all ready for a home packed lunch.
Must have clothing items for this year included poly/cotton t-shirts as well as corporate apparel. Camouflage prints also proved to be a hit for 2013, which displayed the rugged American spirit. Finally, sunglasses did well because of their low prices, multitude of colors and ability to be used all year round.
The most popular promotional items for tech gadgets included ear buds, carrying cases, USB drives and mobile accessories. These items predict to be a top favorite in the years to come.
Keep in mind that full color products proved to be well-liked by customers this year. Imprints with bold, bright colors will get your message across and will definitely get noticed by your customers.
A lot of things actually! Read some of these news pieces and articles that come directly from the packaging world itself.
• The Food and Drug Administration plans to update its Nutrition Facts label policies, which will impact nearly all food and beverage products marketed for retail sale and promoted in the United States. This change to update the 20-year-old guidelines presents challenges and opportunities that food and beverage companies will need to quickly understand and mobilize. Tool to help packagers navigate FDAs Nutritional Facts label changes.
• Anheuser-Busch is providing 2,156 cases of emergency drinking water for use by residents affected by the recent tornado storms in Washington, Pekin and East Peoria, IL. Anheuser Busch provides relief to tornado vicitim.
• Method launches innovative design for soap- Method Products, the leader in eco-friendly home cleaning, laundry, and personal care products, is innovating in the dish category again, with the launching of Power Foam dish soap-the first foaming dish soap in an ergonomic trigger spray bottle. October Packaging Concepts
• A wedding dress and a world record rebrand- RPC Tedeco-Gizeh Kenfig transformed plastic cups into a wedding dress. The dress was created for Tracey Leahy, managing director of Mannvend. Check out the wedding dress article.
What is an RFID tag?
The term RFID stands for “Radio Frequency Identification” and is a generic term for a technology that utilized radio waves for identification purposes. An RFID tag is a microchip attached to an antenna that is packaged in a way that can be applied to an object during manufacturing or by applying a label with the RFID chip integrated into it. The RFID tag sends encoded information to a reader. The tag contains a unique serial number, but may have other information, such as a container’s contents, customers’ account number and date information, etc.
RFID tags can be active, passive or semi-passive. The antenna is the conductive element that enables the microchip to send and receive data. An RFID reader is a device that has one or more antennae that send and receive signals back from the microchip that’s typically incorporated into a label or tag.
Drew & Rogers can provide both blank and coded RFID tags depending on your requirements. Blank RFID tabs are encoded at the client’s location, whereas a coded RFID tags already arrive with installed data.
Companies in need of RFID labels and tags commonly use them to track inventory where line of sight is not available or practical, or where specific identification is required for each product.
Some specific uses include:
- Product and Inventory Tracking in Warehouse Operations
- Animal tracking tags
- Tags to identify trees or wooden items
- Credit-card shaped for use in access applications, i.e. ID Badges
- The anti-theft hard plastic tags attached to merchandise
- Heavy-duty transponders used to track shipping containers, heavy machinery, trucks, and railroad cars.
For more information on RFID tags and labels, visit our website at: http://www.dandrlabels.com/rfid-labels/.
If you would like additional information please call us at 973-575-6210 or visit our corporate website at https://www.drewandrogers.com/