New International Regulations Effective January 2009 for Transporting Hazardous Materials by Air and Vessel

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Package Labeling and Marking Requirements Will be Affected by These Regulations

On January 1, 2009, new international regulations for transporting hazardous materials by air and vessel will go into effect. New marking requirements and revisions to existing ones are included in the regulations. Labels and markings compliant with the new regulations are now being offered by Labelmaster, a distributor of regulatory compliance products.

The Revised Excepted Quantities Label is required on all packages containing excepted quantities of dangerous goods shipped by air and vessel. The paper label includes an area for the primary hazard class or division, and the name of the shipper or consignee, if necessary.

Revised Excepted Quantities Labels are available in paper rolls of 500 for $47.57, paper personalized rolls of 500 for $430.00, and laser imprintable, 4 labels per sheet, 100 sheets for $69.00.

For more information on the Revised Excepted Quantities Labels: Paper Labels

The Revised Cargo Aircraft Only Label is required on all packaging containing dangerous goods that are authorized to be shipped only on cargo aircraft. The old version will still be authorized for use until December 31, 2012.

Revised Cargo Aircraft Labels are available in paper rolls of 100 for $10.25, paper rolls of 500 for $49.93, paper packs of 50 for $7.72, and vinyl rolls of 500 for $86.57.

For more information on the Revised Cargo Aircraft Only Label: Paper Roll of 500 Vinyl Roll of 500

The Lithium Battery Handling Label is required on certain packaging carrying lithium ion batteries or lithium metal batteries by aircraft. This paper label has space to designate whether the packaging contains a lithium ion battery or lithium metal battery and a contact phone number as required by the regulations.

Lithium Battery Handling Labels are available in paper rolls of 500 for $57.90, and personalized paper rolls of 500 for $75.00.

For more information on the Lithium Battery Handling Label: Paper Roll of 500

The Environmentally Hazardous Substance Marking replaces the current Marine Pollutant Marking requirement for certain vessel shipments of dangerous goods. The marking will now be required for air shipments of certain packages containing environmentally hazardous substances under UN3077 and UN3082. The old version of the Marine Pollutant Marking may be used until January 1, 2010.

Environmental Hazardous Substance Markings are available in 100mm x 100mm Permanent Vinyl in rolls of 500 for $92.82, or packs of 25 for $12.40; and 273mm x 273mm in Removable Vinyl for .86 each; or Rigid Vinyl for $2.99 each, minimum qty 25.

For more information on the Environmentally Hazardous Substance Marking: Permanent Vinyl Roll of 500 Removable Vinyl Pack of 25

For additional information on compliance products for shipping hazardous goods, please visit To order, please call 1-800-621-5808 or email

Labelmaster, established in 1967, is a developer, manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of hazardous materials compliance products, including labels, forms, packaging, software, and publications. The company's 40 years of experience in providing regulatory information and products for all transportation modes make it especially qualified as a total compliance resource. Labelmaster's compliance division is located at 5724 N. Pulaski Road in Chicago. Learn more about Labelmaster: For more information on Labelmaster's new products and catalogs:

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