Material Compliance Info
The label materials that we manufacture at SheetLabels.com are compliant with numerous industry regulations. On this page we discuss what some of these regulations mean, as well as all of the compliancy information for the various products that we offer.
CONEG Model Toxics Packaging Legislation
In order to be in compliance with the CONEG regulations, materials cannot contain any intentionally added mercury, cadmium, or hexavalent chromium.
REACH is the Regulation for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals. REACH deals with the production of chemical substances and their impact on health and environment. To be REACH compliant, exporters to Europe must register the potentially dangerous substances with the European Chemical Agency if the exports are greater than 1 ton.
REACH compliance applies to all chemicals, including cleaning products, paints, as well as in articles such as clothes, furniture, and electrical appliances.
The RoHS Directive restricts the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The regulation bans the use of six hazardous materials: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE).
While not fully adopted in the US yet, parts of the directive have been implemented in some cities and states and further legislation is being discussed.
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act was put in place to regulate the safety of products that were made elsewhere and imported into the US. The regulations were passed due to public safety concerns regarding hazardous substances in kids' toys, the CPSIA contains regulations on the use of lead and phthalates in toys and other products that are manufactured for children under the age of 12.
BS5609 is a British standard for pressure sensitive labels that are applied to dangerous goods that are carried by boats. Section 2 rates the performance of self adhesive label materials in terms of sea immersion, dimensional stability, adhesion, artificial weathering, temperature cycling, and color fastness.
FDA 21 CFR 175.105
This regulation deals with pressure sensitive labels that used in food packaging and it is based on each individual substance that makes up the label that can potentially migrate to food.
The package materials, including the adhesives used in them, cannot rise above room temperature during manufacturing, converting, storage, or end use in order to be compliant.
Latex Free 21 CFR Sec. 801.437
A latex allergy is an immune response to the proteins in natural rubber latex. An individual with an allergy to latex will become increasingly sensitive with continued exposure. To be compliant with 21 CFR 801.437, medical devices, or packaging materials used for medical devices, need to be labeled properly if they use natural rubber latex and they come into contact with humans. This is to warn users of potential allergic reactions. This regulation does not forbid you from using latex in products, but it is in place to protect the public health of individuals with these allergies.