label creation Articles

  • Carbon Labelling: Impacting the Entire Supply Chain

    Carbon labeling is likely to be a powerful tool for informing consumers about the climate impacts of their  purchasing decisions, but generating and interpreting the data for an accurate  label is not without its challenges. Enhesa’s August 2011 webinar, attended by  over 200 EHS professionals, explored the potential effect of carbon labeling throughout  the entire ...

  • "Standardising Transport/Labelling Regulations: A way to reduce shipping costs for retail and consumer products"

    "Standardising Transport/Labelling Regulations: A way to reduce shipping costs for retail and consumer products," Chemical NorthWest’s Elements Magazine, Winter 2014. Most GHS adoptions will complete implementation by 2015, mandating that all mixtures must be classified according to the particular legislation of that ...


    By Acta Group

  • Case study - UL The Wercs upgrades Nazdar’s labeling capabilities providing efficiency and flexibility

    Situation With four manufacturing facilities and 13 branch locations worldwide, Nazdar is the largest ink manufacturer in North America. In business nearly 90 years, the company offers the most comprehensive selection of inks available to the market from a single source. The company provides extensive regulatory compliance training to manufacturing associations and printers, making its ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • US GHS

    With the Selerant suite you can manage the different implementations of the GHS. In this newsletter we see, specifically, the US GHS. The US GHS in EuSHEET has been implemented ...


    By Selerant srl

  • A problem–solving perspective on strategies for appropriating environmental value – some implications from considering institutional solutions to social dilemmas

    The paper outlines a framework of value creation and appropriation strategies available to firms that address environmental problems. It does so by utilising the idea that valuable problem–solution pairs correspond to opportunities and by describing why many environmental problems are 'valuable' problems as defined by the problem–solving perspective of the firm. Considering social dilemmas as the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Community of self-organisation: supply chain perspective of Finnish electronic music

    This article analyses the overlapping of consumption and production on the supply chain for electronic dance music sector in Finland. Although the music establishment have seen their control and production of music consolidate over the last 50 years as a high-value, capital growth process, the structural formation of the music industry in Finland is presented as one being fractured to the extent ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental product declaration - Case study

    Industry-wide EPDs boost brand value while driving innovation. This case study looks at three trade associations that have worked with thinkstep to chart the path for industry-wide EPDs. Life cycle-based EPDs have been adopted as a recognized tool for disclosing the environmental impact of products in all major green building schemes around the world. Just as nutrition labels are required on ...


    By thinkstep

  • Energy Efficient Products: the case of Latin America

    Companies manufacturing and selling appliances, equipment and lighting in Latin America (LA) face a growing demand from governments and consumers: reducing energy consumption. In a region of about 20 countries, where Spanish is the dominant language and regulatory systems are based on similar legal models, this demand wouldn’t seem to be a significant regulatory problem to energy-using ...

  • Case study - Environmental footprint and management strategies

    An organization’s environmental footprint (water, chemicals, energy, waste, etc.) is an essential component to maximizing its long-term profitability and fully understanding its risk management profile. Incorporating cost-management information derived using full social and environmental cost accounting or a life-cycle assessment can help facility and environmental managers identify and ...


    By MetaVu, Inc.

  • International harmonization of models for selecting less toxic chemical alternatives: Effect of regulatory disparities in the US and Europe

    The desire to reduce human exposure to toxic chemicals associated with consumer products that are marketed globally demands the creation of comparative toxicity assessment tools that are based on uniform thresholds of acceptable risks and guidelines for materials use across international boundaries. The Toxic Potential Indicator (TPI) is a quantitative model based on European Union (EU) ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • How to avoid the GHS Tidal Wave

    Chemical safety touches us all. It impacts the food we eat, our health and our lifestyle. Impediments to safety can endanger individuals, businesses and society in general. Common sense dictates that sound chemical management should rely on a single classification and labeling system to address specific use patterns and groups of chemicals at the national, regional and international levels. Such ...


    By 3E Company

  • No place like home for energy savings

    Apparently there is no place like home, even when it comes to fulfilling lofty wishes like fixing our energy supply. A recent White House task force on the middle class finds that our homes generate more than 20% of the nation's carbon dioxide emissions. If we make our houses more efficient, we can significantly cut emissions and reduce energy use by 40%, a move that could lower our bills by $21 ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • KMG Electronic Chemicals Electrified by 3E’s Fast and Reliable MSDS Authoring Service

    Background KMG Electronic Chemicals, Inc., supplies acids, solvents, and other chemicals used in the manufacture of semiconductors primarily from its state of the art facility in Pueblo, Colorado. Customers use these products to etch and clean wafers at each production layer. In Europe, its subsidiary, KMG Italia S.r.l., operates from a manufacturing and warehouse facility near ...


    By 3E Company

  • New approaches in MSDS management

    From its inception to present day, the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) has evolved, mostly for convenience, into a document that provides data in greater detail than the standard requires. The creation and maintenance of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) was mandated by OSHA via the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) on Nov. 23, 1983, and amended on Sept. 23, 1987, to include all employers ...


    By 3E Company

  • Implementation of FDA’s new antibiotic rules

    On Wednesday, December 11, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced two coordinated actions based on its belief “that production use indications such as ‘increased rate of rate of weight gain’ or ‘improved feed efficiency’ are no longer appropriate for the approved conditions for medically important antimicrobial drugs.” First, it released ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • The great enabler for a new age of retail excellence

    Product safety data sheets don’t get a lot of love in the retail industry, but major changes are underway that will make this formerly mundane document the cornerstone of numerous best practices. In recent weeks, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) introduced a new safety data sheet (SDS) template as part of a new environmental data and document information exchange initiative, ...


    By 3E Company

  • CPSC moves ahead on harmful products database

    Online resource will allow consumers to report issues and manufacturers to respond. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) posted on its website on October 14, 2010, its draft final rule concerning the creation of a publicly available, searchable database on the safety of consumer products and other substances subject to CPSC regulation. The database is intended to provide a single point ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Zero food waste – possibility or pipedream?

    Many people would argue that the UK’s target to halve edible food waste by 2020 is difficult to achieve. Perhaps even more would deem the country’s ultimate zero food waste to landfill vision, simply a pipedream. But what factors contribute to food waste in the UK and to what extent is progress being made? Paul Featherstone, group director of specialist surplus food recycler SugaRich, ...


    By SugaRich

  • Case study - Celanese centralizes global hazard communications with The WERCS

    The Situation Celanese Corporation is a global producer of industrial chemicals, high-performance polymers and acetate fibers. The company has more than 9,000 employees with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. Since 2000, Celanese has relied on The WERCS to provide material safety data sheet (MSDS) authoring and managing capabilities in North America. As Celanese expanded ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Can today’s unrecyclables become tomorrow’s resources?

    Labelling some plastic waste products as ‘unrecyclable’ and consigning them to landfill or energy-from-waste plants risks losing the opportunities to recover these raw materials in the future, warns a leading UK-based plastics recycler. Axion Polymers suggests that while some plastic might be considered ‘unrecyclable’ today, given the rate of progress in resource recovery ...

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