We are one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of hazard warning labels and software, and for nearly 40 years we have specialised in providing high-quality labelling solutions for the chemical and hazardous goods industries.

We provide a genuine ‘one-stop shop’ service, supplying a wide range of warning labels and placards, hazchem vehicle marking, and transport documentation. We also produce software for the classification and labelling of chemicals and the production and management of Safety Data Sheets.


From our base in Leeds, we are able to supply businesses across the UK, Europe and beyond with warning labels, export documentation and software.

We work with companies in the chemical industry and associated similar industries including brewing, janitorial, hazardous waste and transportation.

Our clients vary from some of the biggest names in the chemical industry to smaller, niche companies and everyone in between and we believe that the calibre of our customers is an indication of our excellent reputation. Hibiscus has developed strong relationships with businesses across the globe and our existing customers include: Ineos, Brenntag, Univar, Dow Corning, Johnson Matthey, Akzo Nobel, Syngenta, Yara, Lucite, PPG Industries and FMC.


We pride ourselves on our unbeatable industry knowledge and experience, our years of expertise in the legislation of chemical labelling and the performance of our products in varying environments across the world.

Our stringent quality tests ensure that our labels are some of the most outstanding in the chemical industry; suitable for very demanding labelling operations all around the globe. We provide labels for industrial heating and cooling processes which require labels with adhesive that can withstand extreme variations in temperature and humidity. Hibiscus Plc has been called on to label goods that are able to cope with the huge temperature shift of being shipped from winter in Wigan, where it’s -2˚C, to the blistering deserts of Qatar, where it can reach 45˚C!

We take great pains to ensure that all of our inks are tested to Blue Wool Scale 7. The Blue Wool Scale is a measuring system that has been adopted by the printing industry to measure the lightfastness and permanence of ink colourants. Labels passing BS:5609 must have light fastness values over Blue Wool 6. All legislation colour inks at Hibiscus are Blue Wool scale 7, or above. They are also treated with UV light to give them good adhesion, rub-resistance, high colour strength and resistance to weathering. We also perform constant testing on different types of adhesives – our labels will not peel off chemical drums that have been floating in the North Sea for 6 months and they can withstand whatever their life cycle demands.

Hibiscus Plc is the only label printer in the UK that actually performs its own BS:5609 Section 3 tests and when we print labels using our own tested substrates and inks, we can provide fully compliant BS:5609 labels.


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