Private Labeling

KICTeam strongly recommends that companies follow our established packaging guidelines. However, we will design and print labels and packaging according to the customer's desires, dependent on the specific markets into which private labeled products are sold and shipped. We do require that when signing off on artwork for private label products, the company or it's representative must acknowledge responsibility for deviations from our labeling compliance recommendations.

New Regulations Require Private Label Artwork Changes

New GHS regulations have set specific labeling requirements. KICTeam is dedicated to keeping you informed of changes that affect the sale and transportation of our cleaning products. Transitioning all of our cleaning products to GHS will not be an overnight process. As your trusted supplier, KICTeam is committed to keeping you updated on GHS milestones. We help you do the right thing by taking the worry out of regulatory requirements.

4 New Regulatory Requirements:

 
Ownership of Pouch - Required on each pouch is a Manufacturer's or Distributor's name, contact address, and contact phone number.
Pictograms / Signal Words - Red and black icon(s) are required on packaging if the cleaning solution is classified as hazardous. This means that pouches need at least two (2) colors (red and black).
Primary Languages - Regulatory language on each pouch must be in the official language of the country in which the product is distributed.

More Information

Ownership of Pouch

Required on each pouch/label is a manufacturer or distributor's name, contact address, and contact phone number.

Private label customers must print “Manufactured for YOUR COMPANY, YOUR ADDRESS, YOUR PHONE” or “Distributed by YOUR COMPANY, YOUR ADDRESS, YOUR PHONE”. (see private label policy Oceania, Canada, Singapore, Europe, US)

Pictograms / Signal Words

Red and black icon(s) are required on packaging if the cleaning solution is classified as hazardous. This means that pouches need at least two (2) colors (red and black).

Signal words are required on packaging if the cleaning solution is classified as hazardous. The signal word indicates the relative degree of severity or hazard. The signal words GHS may require are "Danger" or "Warning".

Primary Languages

Regulatory language must be in the official language of the country in which the product is distributed.

*Private label customers can choose official languages based on their markets (see private label policy Oceania, Canada, Singapore, Europe, US)

Implementation Dates

When private label artwork is ordered we will ask that you transition to GHS compliant labeling. Providing you with beneficial information before it needs to be implemented will soften the changes and the associated costs. These efforts display the quality, reliability and completeness of our compliance management efforts.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between the safety data sheets that indicate "SDS" versus “MSDS”?

    The term “SDS” - (Safety Data Sheet) is something we will be hearing a lot more of with the implementation of GHS. SDS requires a 16 section format, as opposed to the 9 sections in the current MSDS’s – (Material Safety Data Sheet). KICTeam has already adopted the 16 section format for our four primary solutions and can provide them in French, Italian, English, and Spanish.

  • What is the time line for GHS?

    Manufacturers and suppliers that sell into Europe, the US, and other countries that have adopted GHS have until that country’s adoption date (June 2015 for most). KICTeam is starting the transition now to get compliant products onto your customer's shelves before the regulations are in full effect.

  • Why is KICTeam's name on the pouch?

    GHS requires the name, address and telephone number of the manufacturer or supplier of the product to be provided on the label. (4.3.6 Supplier Identification).

    Private label customers must print “Manufactured for YOUR COMPANY, YOUR ADDRESS, YOUR PHONE” or “Distributed by YOUR COMPANY, YOUR ADDRESS, YOUR PHONE”. (see private label policy Oceania, Canada, Singapore, Europe, US)

  • Why are there multiple part numbers for the same cleaning card?

    Regulatory information on each pouch must be in the primary language of the country in which it is distributed. To meet global needs, while conserving space on the artwork, we will offer three (3) language groups. Even though the products inside are the same, each regional "language" pouch will need a different part number. Products in language groups Asia/Pacific, Europe, and Canada will have new part numbers.