Labels that carry a strong electrostatic charge add unwanted risk when labeling in fuel-rich, volatile vapor-filled environments. To make hazardous materials labeling 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.
"In certain industrial settings, such as chemical plants and coatings manufacturers, mitigating the effects of static electricity in the labeling process and elsewhere is critical," said Tom Chekel, product engineer for Labelmaster. "Traditional laser printing is an electrostatic process that actually 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 ESD labels also are designed to withstand rough handling, harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures, UV exposure, moisture, scraping and abrasion.
For more information and to order static dissipative labels, visit www.labelmaster.com/anti-static-drum-labels; call (800) 621-5808; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.