BarTender® Software for Chemical Labeling

Chemical manufacturers, distributors and importers struggle to keep up with an industry that is transforming at a breakneck pace, and with a growing collection of rules and regulations for the labeling and tracking of materials.

These rules include the UN’s Globally Harmonized System (GHS) which, despite its name, is neither global nor harmonized: Its standards are being interpreted and implemented individually by each UN member economy, leaving a patchwork of conflicting rules and deadlines for compliance. Violation of these regulations can carry significant fines and other penalties.

Geographical lines are blurring, but industry investors still expect secure, consistent business processes across borders. And customers are demanding increased focus on EHS&S throughout the supply chain.

BarTender is the heart of your compliance labeling solution.

BarTender® software is the secure and trusted labeling software that adapts to meet the global regulations and business demands of the chemical industry. The world’s chemical facilities choose BarTender for its ease of deployment and configurable technology, all backed by industry expertise — we understand the regulatory and supply chain pressures chemical facilities face.

Download the free 30-day BarTender Trial Edition to see for yourself or contact us to learn more.


The BarTender Enterprise Automation Edition integrates seamlessly with Oracle, SAP and other ERP systems, providing greater automation, increased labeling accuracy and improved efficiencies throughout the supply chain.

Control and compliance

BarTender’s centralized control connects your product data, whether stored in an enterprise system, a remote third-party database housed on the provider’s server, or in a simple spreadsheet residing on your hard drive, with a wide variety of printers — one device at a single site or thousands at facilities around the world.


BarTender helps meet the security demands of the chemical industry, with security settings that can lock down any part of a template, or configurable settings that allow modifications by product, container, geography, business unit or operator. The BarTender Enterprise Automation Edition supports complex role-based permissions and label format encryption for broad protection.


Regulatory and production landscapes will continue to change, and BarTender’s Intelligent TemplatesTM enable you to rapidly transform your designs, formats and processes with built-in business rules and support for all major chemical labeling systems: GHS, CLP, DOT, ADR, NFPA and more.

Every edition of BarTender supports every modern writing system, enabling your company’s global growth and compliance strategies. A font-based collection of GHS characters is also included: Use it to print pictograms on preformatted label media, or to create your own red-bordered pictograms.

Which BarTender is right for you?

Select an edition below to learn more, or download the free 30-day trial to explore all of BarTender’s features and see how it can solve your toughest needs for labeling, barcoding and more. Or contact us to learn more about why BarTender is the most trusted software of its kind.

(Design and Print)

Basic Edition

Professional Edition

Get started in just minutes!

All Basic features, plus:

  • Design and print labels, cards, mag stripe cards and more.
  • Optimize print speed to any printer or marking device.
  • Design data-entry forms that provide data validation and accept print-time input from the keyboard or a barcode scanner.

Licensed per PC

  • Read data from CSV files, databases and Excel. Easily search and select records for printing.
  • Encode RFID labels.

Licensed per PC

Create & Automate
(Design, Print and Control)

Automation Edition

Enterprise Automation Edition

All Professional features, plus:

All Automation features, plus:

  • Automatically print from any OS, system or device in response to data transactions and SDK requests.
  • Design using Intelligent TemplatesTM to reduce maintenance.
  • Secure the printing environment with user and group roles.
  • Monitor live print status and view detailed history of system usage.

Licensed per printer

  • Print from any iOS or Android device with the BarTender Print Portal App
  • Automatically print in response to Web service API or TCP/IP communication.
  • Integrate with SAP and Oracle.
  • Take advantage of centralized system management, browser-hosted printing, centralized template storage with revision control, electronic signature support, full SDK control, smart card encoding and more.

Licensed per printer

(Please note that Print Only editions have been discontinued as of BarTender 2016.)

Related information

Regulatory Solution
Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

GHS was intended to create a clear and consistent method of communicating about chemicals through labeling and documentation. But chemical companies are finding the requirements anything but clear and consistent. Learn about GHS and how BarTender can help your company with compliance, no matter where in the world you operate.

Industry Solution
Supply chain labeling management

BarTender is the supply chain labeling choice of global manufacturing, distribution, 3PL and warehousing companies. Learn how BarTender can help streamline your enterprise — and help you interface more efficiently with your entire supply chain. 

PDF Sheet
Chemical compliance labeling simplified

More about BarTender and chemical labeling in this downloadable resource.

White Paper
Creating a GHS label with BarTender

A downloadable, step-by-step guide to creating GHS-compliant labels with the BarTender sample label template.


Case Study
GHS labeling project simplifies compliance, cuts costs

BarTender is at the heart of a scalable, adaptable labeling solution that is helping a growing chemical manufacturer comply with GHS and other industry regulations while also reducing costs as the company grows through acquisition of new businesses, brands and product portfolios.

More Information

Regulatory Solution
Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

Industry Solution
Supply chain labeling management

White Paper
Creating a GHS label with BarTender

PDF Sheet
BarTender for Chemical Labeling

Case Study
GHS labeling project simplifies compliance, cuts costs

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Our Customers Say

"BarTender’s ability to integrate with any ERP and Safety Data Sheet authoring and management system, coupled with its easy-to-use and powerful Intelligent Templates™, has made it our go-to software product for integrating and solving the challenges associated with GHS compliance labeling in all of our chemical customers."
—Rick Schilling, President, Integrated Productivity Systems (IPSi)