Adhesive Tapes in the Chemical Industry

As essential components in the chemical industry, adhesive tapes are used to label and seal packaging and containers for a wide variety of chemical substances. Common applications include labeling for hazardous drums, storage containers, barrels, bags, and more. Biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) adhesive labels are particularly useful in chemical applications.

Learn more about the BOPP labels used in the chemical industry, including the DOT label regulations associated with their use.


BOPP Labels in Chemical Applications

BOPP is a thermoplastic polymer that has been stretched in two directions, which improves its clarity, strength, and ability to be printed. BOPP material is commonly used for stickers and labels in harsh chemical applications because the material can withstand high temperatures, water, and chemicals without becoming cloudy or degrading.

Chemical industry warning labelsChemicals that BOPP labels can withstand include alkalis, acids, oils, and solvents. For these reasons, BOPP labels are often used to:

  • Label chemical bottles and drums
  • Seal bags containing chemical granules
  • Seal and secure chemical storage containers and tanks
  • Masking surfaces during chemical processing

Versatile and resilient, BOPP labels are available with a white, clear, metallic, or removable finish. They can be made in custom sizes and shapes for specialized applications.

DOT Regulations for BOPP Labels and Other Tapes in the Chemical Industry

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has strict regulations concerning the transport and storage of hazardous materials such as those used in the chemical industry. Included in these regulations are guidelines on labeling and packaging these types of substances. BOPP labels must comply with DOT regulations to be used in storage and transportation.

If used as a hazard warning, the BOPP label must be diamond-shaped and measure at least 100 mm on each side. There must also be a solid line inner border between 5.0 mm and 6.3 mm from the edge of the label. Certain colors and designs must be used for certain types of hazardous substances, and the packaging must meet specific puncture resistance and strength requirements.

These regulations aid in the safe transportation and storage of hazardous materials while protecting those who may come into contact with them.

Adhesive Tapes and BOPP Labels by NADCO

If you can imagine it, we will make it stick. At NADCO, we can make any kind of label our customers need, including high-quality, custom-printed adhesive tapes and BOPP stickers for the chemical industry. Our BOPP labels are the perfect solution for safety, product identification, sealing, protection, and other purposes. In addition to producing custom tapes and labels, we also provide prototyping, graphic design, die cutting, and digital printing services to offer a full-service experience for our customers.

When you work with NADCO, you will enjoy our:

  • Comprehensive Custom Capabilities: We create all designs in-house, working closely with customers to develop specialized solutions to meet their needs.
  • Consistent Quality and Customer Service: Our products are custom-designed in-house, so we guarantee clear communication between vendors every time. This allows us to maintain a consistent level of quality and service each time you work with NADCO.
  • Fast Turnarounds: NADCO’s full-service manufacturing line ensures that no time is lost waiting for parts from other facilities. This creates efficient production processes and improves our accountability.

Contact us for more information, or request a quote to start your order.