Packaging Symbols exist to make handling easier and safer for both your products and also the people handling them. Common symbols exist to ensure easy understanding in the event precautions are needed to be taken. Below you will see symbols that are common in the industry.
Dangerous Goods symbols
Symbol (exploding bomb): black on orange bottom, the number "1" in the bottom corner.
Symbol (Flames: black or white on red) the number "3" in the bottom corner.
Symbol (flames): black on white background with seven vertical red stripes, the number "4" in the bottom corner.
Substances liable to spontaneous combustion
Symbol (flames): black on white and red background, the number "4" in the bottom corner.
Symbol (flames above a circle): black on yellow background, the number"5.1" in the bottom corner.
Symbol (skull with crossing bones): black on white background, the number "6" in the bottom corner.
Symbol (liquids pouring out of two test-tubes and attack a hand and a piece of metal): black on white background (upper half), black background with a white edge (lower half), the number "8" in bottom corner.
Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods
Symbol (seven vertical stripes on upper half): black on white background, the number "9" underlined in the bottom corner.
ESD symbols (Electro Static Discharge)
Shows that a product is sensitive to ESD and should be handled
with care, e.g. ‘BE AWARE
The arch shows that the product is protected from ESD. Normally a sticker
with this symbol is used outside on a shielding bag or on a conductive tray. This is also a
sign to personnel handling the packaging that is should not be opened outside an EPA(Electrostatic Protected Area)..
Other common packaging symbols
Fragile Keep Dry This Side Up
Heavy Do Not Freeze Do Not Stack