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Understanding Product Labels

GHS Compliant Product Label

Our product labels are designed to provide complete, up-to-date information on our products. Information available when and where you need it most.

On our labels, you can find:

  • Complete product name and description
  • Health and safety hazard information
  • Lot-specific analytical data on many types of products
  • Pictograms for instant hazard recognition
  • Useful data for reference, CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) number, chemical formula
Key to Sigma Product Labels

Figure 1.Key to Sigma Product Labels

  1. Product Name
  2. Product Number
  3. Package Size: Unless the material is described as pre-weighed, the package will normally contain at least the indicated quantity, and usually somewhat more. For some products, the actual quantity at time of packaging is also shown. The user should always measure the amount needed from the container.
  4. Additional product-specific information and naming.
  5. Lot numbering
  6. Process order number
  7. Language code, Signal word, Hazard phrases, and Precautionary phrases as necessary
  8. GHS Pictograms. “NO GHS SYMBOL” is used if diamonds are present, but no additional hazard symbols apply to the product
  9. Non-name product identifiers
  10. Storage temperature
  11. Data Matrix Barcode containing product number and Lot number
  12. Safety Data Sheet Available: A Safety Data Sheet is available for this product.
  13. Product disclaimer and trademark information if applicable
  14. Contact information
  15. Country of Origin

Key to Our Product Labels

Hazcom 1994 and EU Directive 67/548/EC and 1999/48/EC-Compliant Label

Figure 2. Hazcom 1994 and EU Directive 67/548/EC and 1999/48/EC-Compliant Label

  1. Product Name and Description
  2. Product Number
  3. Further Descriptive Information
  4. Recommendations on Handling and Storage: Storage temperatures indicated are for long-term storage of products. Products may be shipped under different conditions to reduce shipping costs, while still ensuring product quality.
  5. Hazard Statement: Indication of danger.
  6. Lot Analysis: Data on activity, purity, degree of hydration, etc., for this lot.
  7. Package Size: Unless the material is described as pre-weighed, the package will normally contain at least the indicated quantity, and usually somewhat more. For some products, the actual quantity at time of packaging is also shown. The user should always measure the amount needed from the container.
  8. Lot Number
  9. Hazard Pictogram: Lets you know at a glance what safety hazards are involved in the use of this product.
  10. Further Hazard Information: More complete description of actual hazards, handling precautions, and emergency management procedures.
  11. CAS Number: Chemical Abstract Service number shown wherever available. CAS numbers vary in how specifically they define the material. We make every effort to provide the most specific CAS number which applies. Where a CAS number is provided for a mixture or solution, it is usually the CAS number of the solute or component referred to in the main label name.
  12. Chemical Formula and Formula Weight: Unless water of hydration is indicated in the formula, the formula weight is for the anhydrous material.
  13. Risk and Safety Statements: Information is provided in multiple languages.
  14. Safety Data Sheet Available: A Safety Data Sheet is available for this product.
  15. EC Number: EC Number (EINECS or ELINCS), products without an EINECS number will carry the warning statement, "Caution: Substance Not Yet Fully Tested."
67/548/EC-Compliant Pictograms

67/548/EC-Compliant Pictograms