In which industries is the topic alcohol resistance relevant?
Laboratories need both
In laboratories, individual procedures and results of samples are labelled manually. Some samples are only stored for days, others for months or even years. Particularly when samples are stored for longer periods, it is essential to use an alcohol-resistant marker such as the edding 780 paint marker, as alcohols are used in various forms in laboratories. For short-term storage of samples, where the storage takes place in glass containers that are intended to be reused, it is useful that the ink can be removed with alcohol, for example, as is the case with the alcohol-based edding 8014 laboratory marker.
Why must the date of opening be marked on hand sanitisers?
The length of time a hand sanitiser will last after being opened and used in a dispenser system is between 6 and 12 months. Once opened, its shelf life is considerably shortened compared with an unopened disinfectant. It is essential that an effective disinfectant is used. The shelf life after opening must be noted on the package leaflet in accordance with section 11 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 6 letter b of the German Medicines Law. This applies to all disinfectants that are used for medical purposes and are therefore regulated by pharmaceutical legislation. Therefore, both the date of opening of the disinfectant and the expiry date should be marked on the container. Standard hand sanitisers contain alcohol as their main ingredient. As the date marks can also come into contact with the disinfectant, an alcohol-resistant marker is required. In hospitals, labelling has become routine. Due to Covid-19, marking hand sanitisers with both an opening and an expiration date has also gained importance for any public institution as well as private companies.
Why is it important to know whether an edding marker is alcohol-resistant when using whiteboards?
Whiteboards are not only used in conference rooms and educational institutions, but also in logistics and laboratories in order to structure work processes. edding whiteboard markers contain an alcohol-based ink which is dry-wipeable. With frequent whiteboard use, the recommendation is to clean boards thoroughly every few weeks. The edding BMA1 board cleaner is superb for this.
The whiteboard cleaner is also a lifesaver if permanent ink accidentally gets onto the whiteboard. If the board cleaner is not at hand, you should not use other cleaners as they might damage the whiteboard surface. For smaller ""accidents"" such as a small stroke from a permanent marker, the ink can be dissolved by drawing a new line over the old one. As long as it is still wet, it can be removed. However, this procedure is only recommended for small mishaps, as this trick is quite time-consuming.
Mark your belongings
New behaviour patterns apply in every workplace, whether in the office, warehouse, laboratory, workshop or on a production line, in order to protect our colleagues and ourselves. This includes wearing masks and social distancing, as well as disinfecting objects and surfaces. The edding 750 paint marker, with its alcohol-resistant ink, is recommended for all markings that will come into contact with the liquid, as the ink is also resistant to most disinfectants. Depending on the ingredients in the disinfectant, it is also possible that the paint marker ink may come off ‒ it is not resistant to various types of oil and grease, for example.
In addition, experts and official authorities recommend that every employee use his or her personal equipment. This includes tools as well as office materials and, accordingly, any markers used during daily work.
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edding 750 paint marker
Useable on many surfaces, including plastic, metal, and glass, this versatile edding 750 paint marker is not only permanent, heat-resistant, and weatherproof, but it also comes in 14 different colours. Its highly opaque, waterproof and alcohol-resistant ink is visible even on dark and transparent surfaces..
edding BMA 1 board cleaner
Ideal for the thorough cleaning of whiteboards without affecting the writing characteristics of the board. The board cleaner has been specially formulated for the edding whiteboard marker inks and can also be used to remove other alcohol-resistant inks.