Labels that carry a strong electrostatic charge add unwanted risk when labelling in fuel-rich,...
Labels that carry a strong electrostatic charge add unwanted risk when labelling in fuel-rich, volatile vapour-filled environments. To make hazardous materials labelling safer and protect workers, Labelmaster has developed durable anti-static drum labels — called electrostatic dissipative (ESD) labels — made of materials that naturally dissipate static charges faster than traditional vinyl drum labels.Traditional laser printing is an electrostatic process that adds additional charge to labels as toner inks are bonded to label surfaces. A static discharge is generated when a label is separated from its liner and then applied to a container. Labelmaster’s ESD drum labels feature a material that rapidly reduces the potential for static discharge during label application. Labelmaster’s ultra-porous, super static-absorbent ESD labels reduce the time a label holds a charge during printing, application and removal. The labels also reduce the charge buildup on a label after it’s been applied, thereby lessening the chances for future discharges. In addition to its anti-static measures, the ESD labels are designed to withstand rough handling, harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures, UV exposure, moisture, scraping and abrasion. Labelmaster’s ESD labels are available in up to four colours and can be customized and personalized to include all of the information needed including DOT Hazard Class and GHS information. Measuring 8 3/8 x 14 7/8 inches and 8 3/8 x 10 7/8 inches, they are sold in packs of 250.