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NFC Labeling Solution Targets Chemical, Pharmaceutical Companies

Flexstr8, a smart-label start-up based in El Segundo, Calif., has released a near field communication-enabled labeling solution for on-demand printing of labels that link NFC readers to data about the labeled products.

More than a month ago, the firm launched a solution geared toward consumer products, and now it has released a new, more durable version of its labels (made with Neenah Paper's Kimdura UV inkjet-printable synthetic paper) that can be used in hazardous environments, targeting chemical companies and laboratories. Flexstr8 reports that such businesses can employ the Kimdura label to meet the international Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) requirements for labeling hazardous chemicals. Several consumer product companies, pharmaceutical firms and labs are currently testing the new labels.

In June, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration updated U.S. requirements for the labeling of hazardous chemicals, in accord with the GHS, to require a product identifier, supplier information, a hazard and precautionary statement, and other details to be available regarding each chemical product.

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More than a month ago, the firm launched a solution geared toward consumer products, and now it has released a new, more durable version of its labels (made with Neenah Paper's Kimdura UV inkjet-printable synthetic paper) that can be used in hazardous environments, targeting chemical companies and laboratories. Flexstr8 reports that such businesses can employ the Kimdura label to meet the international Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) requirements for labeling hazardous chemicals. Several consumer product companies, pharmaceutical firms and labs are currently testing the new labels.

In June, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration updated U.S. requirements for the labeling of hazardous chemicals, in accord with the GHS, to require a product identifier, supplier information, a hazard and precautionary statement, and other details to be available regarding each chemical product.

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