Benefits of Custom UN Packaging

By October 24, 2022 UN Packaging

Let’s say you have an inner packaging filled with dangerous goods that you are looking to ship. When you visit our website and look at our UN stock packaging options, you don’t see a tested design that would fit your needs. What can you do? Well, in this case, custom UN packaging may be the best option for your specific needs.  

Why Custom Packaging?  

When using 4G UN packaging, it is important to choose a packaging design that was tested with the same type of inner container that you are looking to ship. For example, if you were looking to ship a metal gallon paint can with a ringlok, you would choose one of our gallon paint can shippers from our website. Per the 49CFR and TP14850, when using a 4G box you must make sure you follow the manufacturer’s closing instructions, which would tell you what type of inner container would be compliant as well as the assembly information. However, there are times when you may have an inner packaging that doesn’t really fit the mold of any of our stock items, and you may choose a 4GV packaging because you are allowed to vary the inner container. If you are okay with using the required absorbent/cushioning in the 4GV boxes, usually vermiculite or an absorbent pouch, problem solved. If you aren’t interested in using absorbent/cushioning, 4GV packaging wouldn’t be an option for you, and that’s when custom packaging would come into play. 

What are the Benefits of Custom Packaging? 

The benefit of custom packaging is that we can specifically test a design using your inner components, inserts, or whatever type of cushioning you choose. This means you can choose the specific configuration you would like tested in your custom 4G box. In addition, if you would like to have a specific logo printed on the outside of the custom box, that is an option as well. We will make sure the custom UN packaging is designed and tested in compliance with the various domestic and international regulations and when the packaging is produced, we will make sure your UN boxes are capable of passing the cobb testing and meets the board grade combination requirements (See articles below for details) 

Articles:
What About Cobb … Testing?
Basis Weight and UN Boxes 

Is Custom Packaging the solution for you? Contact us to learn more.  

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Michael Zendano

Michael Zendano

Michael Zendano started with ICC Compliance Center back in 2016 with several years in the packaging field as a Quality Control Manager. In addition, he has 8 years experience in teaching. Michael works at the Niagara Falls Office as the Regulatory Packaging Expert where he manages packaging projects and procedures and is a member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IOPP) and The Chemical Packaging Committee (CPC) . Degrees: M.S. Science of Education.

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