Linde Selects Peak Technologies for Implementation of New GHS Labeling Solution
COLUMBIA, MD (January 7, 2015) – Peak Technologies, Inc. today announced that Linde Gas North America LLC (“Linde”)has selected Peak Technologies for implementation of a labeling solution needed to comply with OSHA’s new Global Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and labeling of chemicals. Any manufacturer, supplier or user of chemicals must comply with GHS guidelines covering all hazardous chemical substances, dilute solutions, and mixtures.
With the new GHS labeling guidelines, Linde is required to change the appearance of their labels for all shipments involving hazardous materials. The standard requires many chemical companies to significantly change their labeling process for GHS compliance. In order to implement this change, an on-demand two-color printing process on durable labels is the most effective solution to meet GHS labeling standards.
Linde wanted to get ahead of the GHS deadline and have a labeling solution that allowed for on-demand design and printing of labels. Linde wanted to be able to generate the right GHS compliant label for immediate application. Peak Technologies provided a comprehensive analysis of Linde’s total print and labeling environment to meet the detailed requirements, and offered a print solution that allowed Linde to meet the requirements of the GHS mandate.
The solution Peak Technologies presented was tailored to Linde’s business needs and uniquely designed to meet the GHS labeling requirements and provide a labeling solution that allows for centralized maintenance of dynamic item, paragraph image content and label formats. The solution allows users to request the printing of product labels by selecting the desired product code, base language, printer and quantity desired.
“Peak Technologies provided a custom front end labeling software application that allows users with proper login credentials to maintain a database of product attributes, paragraphs, and product/paragraph associations. Our expertise in bringing together different printing and labeling solutions allowed Linde to get ahead of the GHS mandate and find the best solution for their unique needs,” said Dennis Bonvouloir, vice president, global printing solutions.
“The GHS deadline is approaching and Linde needed the right label solution to meet the GHS compliance. We needed the right solution that allows us to customize labels and print on demand. The Peak Technologies team provided a complete solution that included the right labels and a custom front end software application. Peak Technologies had a significant amount of printing solution and labeling knowledge that helped guide us to a custom-tailored solution for our business,” said Steve Scecchitano, Shipping Manager for Linde Electronics and Specialty Gases.
About Peak Technologies
Peak Technologies provides end-to-end enterprise mobility, managed services, printing and mobile data capture solutions for performance-driven organizations focused on the optimization of supply chain and field-based business processes. Peak Technologies’ in-depth industry-specific experience, state-of-the-art solutions and managed services, and exemplary customer support provide transformational business solutions and results that deliver greater ROI and outstanding value. Peak Technologies serves as a trusted business partner for some of the world’s largest companies, while also supporting local and regional customers with an extensive coverage footprint throughout North America and Europe.
For more information on Peak Technologies, visit www.peaktech.com.
About Linde Group
Linde Gas North America LLC is a member of The Linde Group. In the 2013 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of EUR 16.655 bn (USD 23.1 bn), making it the largest gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 63,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com.