The Shipping Solutions That Chemical Companies Trust

 Our deep experience and expertise in chemical shipping make Labelmaster the acknowledged industry-wide resource. We help you:

  • Manage the complexities of changing hazcom standards
  • Navigate the nuances of both 29 CFR and 49 CFR
  • Select exactly the right packaging and labeling to keep every shipment compliant
We help chemical companies around the globe handle these challenges every day. That’s why leading companies like yours find the resources they need at Labelmaster.

Wiki Definition of the Chemical Industry

The chemical industry comprises the companies that produce industrial chemicals. Central to the modern world economy, it converts raw materials (oil, natural gas, air, water, metals, and minerals) into more than 70,000 different products. The plastics industry contains some overlap, as most chemical companies produce plastic as well as other chemicals.

Various professionals are deeply involved in the chemical industry including chemical engineers, scientists, lab chemists, technicians, etc. As of 2018, the chemical industry comprises approximately 15% of the US manufacturing economic sector.

Some of the top US chemical companies include: Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil, LyondellBasell, Dupont, and PPG. There are many more worldwide.


Chemical Industry Facts


Top 10 Health Hazards in the Chemical Industry


Equipment Mishap

Falling Parts or Debris

Slips and Falls

Cuts and Scraps

Corrosive Chemical Contact

Explosion or Fire

Mishandling Equipment

Medical Issue

Inhalation Hazards

How the Chemial Industry Ships Hazmat – Products You Need

Whether you need Dangerous Goods products to ship your hazmat, training, regulations, packaging, or labels, placards, and markings Labelmaster has it all... and most of it ready to ship next day. From hazmat labels and UN certified packaging, hazmat placards and regulatory publications, to advanced technology and regulatory training, Labelmaster’s comprehensive offering of industry-leading software, products, and services help customers remain compliant with all dangerous goods regulations, mitigate risk and maintain smooth, safe operations.

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Regulatory Publications


Labels and Markings

Placards and Placarding Systems

Warehouse Supplies

Carrier Approved DG Shipping Software – Saves You Time

Labelmaster's Dangerous Goods Information System (DGIS) makes hazmat shipping as easy as non-regulated shipping. Say farewell to fines and returned shipments. Stop wasting time with indecipherable regulatory manuals. Boost your efficiency and your bottom line with DGIS — the industry's most robust, flexible, and advanced hazmat shipping software.

Here's how long it takes to prepare a Dangerous Goods shipping declaration:

If you are in the transportation/logistics industry, you are possibly having to ship DG on a regular basis. DGIS can help save you time and money. DGIS is easy-to-use, validate you shipping data against the latest regulations, and makes your entire operation more efficient - reducing fines and delays. Get DGIS today and ship DG with confidence!

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Let Labelmaster Services Help You Solve Your DG Problems

Labelmaster Services

Get expert knowledge, years of experience and a healthy dose of peace of mind. From navigating ever-changing regulations to leveraging regulatory exceptions to giving practical customized advice, Labelmaster Services handles every detail for compliant, efficient and stress-free DG shipping.

Labelmaster Services helps you:

  • Keep up with changing regulations, carrier policy changes, guidance/insights gleaned from regulatory bodies
  • Increase confidence DG compliance across organization through site visits
  • Gain compliance confidence in your operations should you be audited by the DOT or FAA
  • Gain confidence that training content not only adheres to regulations but also ensures that outcomes add real business value
  • Accurate and reliable parts identification and classification data to ensure safe and compliant DG shipping and handling
  • Other services we offer include special permit applications, penalty remediation support, general regulation interpretations, on-premise oversight of DG packing & labeling, advise legal teams on violations/mediations, and act as a witness expert during legal proceedings

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Labelmaster Chemical Industry Resources

Your source for important industry information.

It's a challenge to keep up with all the do's and don'ts of DG shipping. But we're making it easier than ever to find the resources you want and get the answers you need. We've compiled the industry's most comprehensive set of information to help you stay compliant.

We have so many resources for our Chemical Industry. Here is our top 10 chemical resources, then go see the full list of chemical resources.

Reverse Logistics
Reverse logistics is conventional logistics in the opposite direction — goods moving from the customer back to the manufacturer or distributor. There are two types of reverse logistics: consumer returns to stores and store returns to the manufacturer or distributor.

Supply Chain Moves
To help companies keep a pulse on technology trends impacting business and the movement of Dangerous Goods throughout the supply chain, Labelmaster gathers "Supply Chain Moves", a weekly report linking the latest technology news to Dangerous Goods compliance.

Shipping Airbags
Airbag inflators, airbag modules, and components are defined as 'Dangerous Goods' Class 9 and require special attention when shipping, this includes using hazmat labels and UN packaging. Make sure your airbags and components get to their destination without delay by ensuring these devices are properly packaged and labeled. You can do it and Labelmaster is here to help!

DOT Hazmat Labels, Placards, and Markings Guide
Labels, placards, and markings are indispensable compliance products. Adhering to stringent regulatory standards, Labelmaster offers a multitude of options designed to help you comply with hazmat regulations. Choosing the correct labels and placards is vital for the safe handling and shipping of hazardous materials.

Spacemaster Flip Placards
A flip placard is a metal placarding system that allows you to change the DOT placard legend. Some flip placard systems also allow you to change the UN ID numbers to match your dangerous goods - hazmat commodity. Self-contained, these aluminum alloy placard panels slide over easily on aluminum hinges and use strong secure clips to lock the panels in place during your haul.

Placard Finder
Labelmaster has the original Placard Finder. Labelmaster has every placard you need for domestic and international shipments in stock or imprinted and shipped in three days. Labelmaster's Placard Finder helps you find the placards you need. Order you placards from Labelmaster today!

49 CFR Placard Regulations
 49 CFR Parts 172.500-172.560
- Applicability of Placarding Requirements, Identification Numbers Displayed on Placards, General Placarding Requirements, Placarding for Subsidiary Hazards, Placarding for Highway and Rail, General Specifications for Placards, and more. Each bulk packaging, freight container, unit load device, transport vehicle or rail car containing any quantity of a hazardous material must be placarded on each side and each end with a placards.

Shipping Container-Truck Trailer Security Seal Guide
One tool often used in supply chain security programs is security seals. There are two primary types of shipping container seals indicative and barrier. These shipping container seals are typically used on ocean containers, rail cars and long-haul trucks.

DOT PHMSA Hazmat Registration
Offerors and transporters of certain quantities and types of hazardous materials, including hazardous wastes, are required to file an annual registration statement with the U.S. Department of Transportation and to pay a fee (see Title 49 CFR Part 107, Subpart G (107.601 - 107.620).

DOT PHMSA Hazmat Incident Reporting
Section 171.16 requires hazmat incidents to be reported through PHMSA within 30 days of the incident, and a follow-up written report within one year of the incident, based on certain circumstances, to be reported to PHMSA through the Hazardous Materials Incident Report Form DOT F 5800.1 (49 eCFR 171.16). The information collected on the report is used by PHMSA and other agencies to mitigate risk, analyze gaps, and enhance safety.

» More Chemical Resources

The Labelmaster Blog

Stay up-to-date on the latest chemical industry news.

For more than five decades, Labelmaster has been the go-to source for companies – big and small – to navigate and comply with the complex, ever-changing regulations that govern dangerous goods and hazardous materials. Labelmaster is your partner in keeping your business ahead of regulations and compliant every step of the way. The Labelmaster blog helps you keep up with constant changes in the regulatory landscape. That is why so many shipping managers, DG trainers and other hazmat pros subscribe.

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Weekly DG Industry Blog Articles