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Do you have any safety questions concerning our pigments and actives? Here is a full section for you.


Acids in Safety Bottles

Acids in Safety Bottles

Customer issue 

Glass bottles have very long useful lives. As containers for all manner of chemicals, they remain a valuable inert material for everyday use in the laboratory. Yet however much care is taken, breakage does occur. Serious injury, contamination or consequential damage can be the result. 

Our solution 

All our experience in dealing with the hazard potential of acids in glass bottles has been incorporated in the specifications of our new “Safebreak” bottle, the safest safety bottle!“Safebreak” is a glass bottle coated with polyethylene. Should e.g. the bottle fall and break, the liquid and glass splinters are reliably retained within the polyethylene coating. Each Safebreak bottle is fitted with a screw cap made of polyethylene but with an integrated PTFE component. This cap renders the bottle absolutely airtight so that no liquid or vapour can escape. 

Benefits for you 

The computer-designed exclusive Safebreak bottle combines meets all safety requirements and ensures product integrity. It can be incorporated in all logistic systems.The Safebreak bottle withstands considerable impact force. Should a breakage occur, the acid and any glass splinters can be reliably contained. Even after frequent opening and closing, the screw cap remains perfectly intact so that the environment is protected from leakage and contamination. The bottle can be easily and ecologically disposed of and re-used, just as the conventional glass bottle, and the PE is burnt off without affecting the environment. No vapor can contaminate the workplace environment!

Basic Rules for Labratory Safety

Basic Rules for Labratory Safety

Customer issue 

Are you are in charge of a laboratory? If so, you are responsible for the prevention of accidents and the safety of all persons working there as well as for the working environment. Strive to improve personal well-being in the area for which you are responsible. Instructions and support material, such as workplace safety cards, MSDS, safety labels and safety posters create a better working environment and assure the health of your employees. Ensure safety and increase efficiency!

Our solution

We offer you workplace safety cards and a concise poster with all the information you need on our website. You will get individual instructions about our materials and a wide range of information.

Moreover, our poster will help you to communicate the basic rules in your laboratory. It is conveniently divided into various sections that address safety rules, storage classes, hazard symbol descriptions, risk and safety phrases, and hazardous chemicals with their respective risk and safety classifications.

Benefits for you

Our safety cards, safety labels and poster contain all the information you need. By using the safety data sheet information, you will simplify your daily work and you will get more clarity through classification according to hazard groups. We offer you convenient and essential information for instructing personnel, a brief user’s guide, and clear information on handling emergency situations.

Chemical Waste

Chemical Waste

Customer issue 

It is everyone’s legal and moral responsibility to minimize the amount of waste produced and to dispose of chemical waste in a way that has the least impact on the environment. Technical expertise is needed to effectively manage this major challenge. 

Our solution 

With us, you can reduce the amount of chemicals that may become waste! We offer you the possibility to order small amounts of chemicals. Smaller packages are emptied faster, which lessens the likelihood of decomposition or having chemicals pass their expiration dates. In addition, on our Web site we offer you valuable tips for collecting and neutralizing laboratory waste. 

Benefits for you 

We offer you more than 5000 products in small packs. The safety advantage of hazardous products in small packs is obvious: there is less or no residue hence disposal is easier. You can save disposal costs, which are frequently much higher than the original cost of the chemical. As the cost of chemical reagents and disposal continues to climb, any reduction in the volume of chemicals purchased will offer benefits. Furthermore, we offer you information on our Web site about possibilities to recycle unused and used chemicals by appropriate pretreatment. 

Clean Room Packaging

Clean Room Packaging

Customer demands and legal requirements are constantly rising – for packaging of raw materials as well as adjuvants.

The innovative packaging solution has been adapted to practical needs and specially developed for cleanroom use. The double PE sack provides noticeably more safety in pharmaceutical production.

With former conventional sacks, any contamination adhering to the outside could be unintentionally carried into cleanroom areas. The new double PE sack solves this problem. The stable inner and outer sacks effectively prevent contamination from reaching highly sensitive production areas. This means that safety is substantially increased for handling pharmaceutical substances.

The new double PE sack solution has some convincing details to show for itself: Its high stability ensures good transport and storage safety. The perforation seam separating the inner from the outer sack offers extreme ease of handling. Once the outer sack is removed, no contamination can enter the cleanroom area via the packaging. All these details offer a full packaging solution for cleanroom use.A decisive advantage for the user is the labeling of the inner sack with all important product data. This avoids mixups and time-consuming filling processes.

The launch of the double PE sack highlights our outstanding position worldwide as an innovation driver: If the highest standards are to be achieved, the packaging is just as important as the contents.

If you would like to have further information please contact us.

We would be delighted to hear from you and we look forward to cooperating with you! 

Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods

Customer issue

 The different conditions under which goods are carried by land (road, rail and inland waterway), sea and air are the reason why there are numerous differences in the regulations that are binding each type of carrier. Global compliance must be assured for packaging, labelling, placarding and shipping descriptions. You know that dangerous substances may only be carried on public transportation networks as long as are adequate measures are in place to ensure that they can be moved safely. Often specific transport regulations must be obeyed and then you need to know more about the measures and specific requirements for packing and transporting of dangerous substances. 

Our solution 

We have compiled a poster containing information on safety labelling based on laws and regulations governing dangerous goods and shipments. With our online catalogs we offer you all information concerning the transportation of dangerous substances. Additionally, on our Web site we provide you with a basic introduction to the transportation of dangerous substances. Here you will find the terms, e.g. UN No., hazard label, transport classification etc., and abbreviations used throughout the catalog. Furthermore, we offer you information about permits and classifications obtained for hazardous goods transport for each of our 30,000 products. 

Benefits for you

Now you have quick and easy online access to the different conditions under which goods are carried and specific transport regulations for hazardous substances. With us you get all your information at a glance.

 

R&S Phrases

R&S Phrases

Customer issue 

Risk & Safety Phrases are an essential guideline for labeling dangerous chemicals to ensure their safe use and most importantly, your personal well-being.

Risk Phrases convey a general description of the physio-chemical, environmental and health hazards of a substance and safety phrases provide you with information on safe storage, handling, disposal, first-aid and employee protection.

Risk & Safety information must be given if the preparation contains at least one substance classified as dangerous to man or the environment or if the preparation is otherwise regarded as dangerous. 

Our solution 

Our items classed as hazardous are marked as such in accordance with EU regulations. Our labels include detailed risk and safety numbers. Our products are precisely labeled to indicate the hazard(s) in order to protect the user and the environment.

We offer you Risk & Safety Phrases in your national, official language. You can access the explanation of the letter symbols appearing in the attached lists on our corresponding Web site.  

Benefits for you 

We offer you complete and detailed information and appropriate safety advice in different languages. The Risk & Safety Phrases are the basic tool to keep you informed on the classification and the most important safety precautions. The labeling column includes abbreviated classification data, the details of the required Risk and Safety Phrases for health hazards, as well as the physicochemical and environmental criteria. Moreover, we offer you a table where single phrases are given, and a second table, where combinations are given.

Safety Cap

Safety Cap

Leakproof against liquids - allows excess pressure to be released 

Have you been getting your reagents such as sodium hypochlorite and hydrogen peroxide in bottles with special screw caps featuring a valve to allow any gases that may form to escape and so as to stop the container from becoming pressurized? Have you been packing the bottles afterwards in a PE bag for added safety because the reagents could diffuse through the outlet of the screw caps? 

Our solution 

To avoid this problem and possible contamination, we offer you the SafetyCap. It is used for our chemical products that could build up excess pressure in bottles through chemical reaction. The Goretex pad at the heart of the cap allows gas to escape but is totally impervious to liquids over a wide range of temperatures no matter what the position of the bottle, as proven by extensive storage trials and stress testing performed by the German Institute of Materials Research and Testing. 

Benefits for you:

  • Use the SafetyCap for all products that may react chemically and cause pressure build-up in their container. 
  • Leak-proof under all temperatures and in all positions – this has been proven by extensive tests.
  • The Goretex fabric inside protects our chemicals. It stops the infiltration of liquids into the bottle and thus prevents contamination. 
  • The SafetyCap is flat without any raised parts that could be broken off. 
  • The SafetyCap is the best choice for you because it allows liquid neither out nor in, it allows gas to escape, and contributes to greater safety in the handling of reagents.

Safety Data Sheets

Safety Data Sheets

Customer issue 

The first and most essential step in the safe use of chemicals is to know their identity, their hazards to health and the environment and the means to control them. This inherently complex knowledge must be organized in such a way that essential information on the hazards and corresponding protective measures can be identified and conveyed to the user in a form that is easy to understand. 

Our solution 

With every product, we supply the benefits of a customized documentation service ensuring safety requirements. This includes knowing how to receive and store products correctly, handle chemicals and equipment safely, minimize waste generation and dispose of waste properly. All of our products are supported with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). These include information such as physical data (melting point, boiling point, flash point etc.), toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective equipment, and spill / leak procedures. We can provide you with Safety Data Sheets on all hazardous materials in your language and country-specific version. 

Benefits for you 

Electronically provided Safety Data Sheets now meet right-to-know requirements for instant hazard information access 24 hours a day. Take advantage of the latest database of Safety Data Sheets, which we update for you on a regular basis. You will receive all information from a single source. Furthermore, you can forward the Safety Data Sheets to different e-mail addresses and you can offer it to your customers on your Web portal.

Safety Storage

Safety Storage

Customer issue 

Proper storage of chemicals within a laboratory is a difficult and ongoing problem. Many chemicals have special storage requirements with temperature, time, or security restrictions. Proper storage is needed to minimize the hazards associated with accidentally mixing incompatible chemicals. The overall purpose is to maintain control over the chemicals so that they can be safely stored and retrieved. Certain of these regulations are not to be ignored. 

Our solution 

Accidents resulting from poor storage techniques are preventable. We have prepared a poster containing information about the hazard potential of the various storage classes and about all key aspects concerning the mixed storage of chemicals. This also includes adherence to protective measures and codes of conduct, as well as the creation of standard operating procedures. 

Benefits for you 

You will find guidelines that include general rules of safe storage, definition of storage groups and illustrations of storage plans in lab facilities. By applying the information on our Web site, you can create a safer place to work through a safer storage environment, wiser storage practices and procedures, informed personnel, and the intelligent use of information. Applied knowledge for identifying chemical storage hazards, solutions and alternative measures for storing specific hazard classes of chemicals, and innovative case histories provide a wealth of information you can draw on to enhance the safety of your storage situations. Our poster is simple and the best solution to secure your business.

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