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Packaging for batteries

Battery packaging, essentials and main factors to be taken into account

In our more than 80 years, 360 Eco Packaging has manufactured many certified packaging for dangerous goods and explosives, so we want to mention that we are members of the Subcommittee CTN 192 SC 03 (UNE/ISO) in the development of a new regulation in the field of transport of dangerous goods with AENOR and the Ministry of Industry (ISO 16495 development).

In this post, we will talk about the packaging and batteries shipping, including those coming from the automotive sector as one of the most complex in the field of transport and logistics.

To begin with, we must take into account the type of item to be transported; in this case, batteries classified as hazardous under current regulations. Therefore, as a normative and legal basis we must take among others the ADR code that identifies this type of element in category 2, class 9.

For the different types of batteries, this ADR code classifies them according to their construction material, for example:

  • Lithium-ion battery: UN No. 3480
  • Lithium metal battery: UN No 3090
  • Nickel-metal hydride battery: UN No. 3496
UN 3480

In this link, you can consult all the information.

Once the type of battery to be protected has been defined, the ADR code defines specific instructions for each type of battery depending on different parameters such as: the point in its life cycle, the degree of deterioration, whether it is installed in equipment, etc.

After this short introduction, we will try to answer the main questions that may arise:

What are ADR boxes or certified packaging for battery transport?

The certified packaging for the transport of batteries or ADR crates for batteries is a type of packaging specifically designed and developed for this purpose.

These crates come with the product from the factory to the recycling plant.  In other words, we offer the solution for the entire circuit from the point of view of savings, since the cost is the minimum.

Therefore, the packaging not only serves as a mere means of protection, but is positioned as a key link in the value chain that makes up the life cycle of the batteries.

 

Why is the transport of batteries classified as dangerous?

Mainly, because due to their construction type, this type of batteries are sensitive to impacts and sudden temperature changes, and there is a risk of internal component leakage, explosion or fire due to high temperature, among others.

Therefore, it is essential to minimize these risks by designing a packaging that contains and minimizes them.

 

Can damaged batteries be transported?

Yes, as we mentioned at the beginning of this post, there is a specific regulation for these issues.

In this case, it is a robust packaging capable of containing and retaining liquid spills, thus avoiding explosions, perforations, deterioration or other types of incidents capable of damaging not only the product but also causing damage to the population or the environment.

Lithium Battery

As a conclusion, storing, transporting and shipping a battery correctly ensures that the risks involved are eliminated or minimized.

Keeping the battery at a suitable temperature is essential to avoid spontaneous combustion. These types of batteries are very sensitive to humidity, high and low temperatures. In addition to the main packaging, there are temperature and humidity detectors capable of monitoring these parameters.

Finally, it must be taken into account that the transport agency with which the service is carried out must be certified for this type of shipment. They must be qualified for the transport of dangerous goods and comply with the established regulations.

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Foldable wooden Clipping Crate (Features)
Industrial packaging

Clipping Crate (Features)

We have been reviewing different packaging products that help us to preserve and transport our goods in perfect condition, all of them for sale in our company.

For this reason, today is the turn to talk about our flagship product, the Clipping Crate. A reusable, economical, easy, waterproof box with an innovative design: the packaging of the present and the future.

After years of research, what started as an idea came to life and became a serious project to improve the wood packaging sector as we knew it. Gone were the bulky boxes built with nails, difficult to move and of great volume and weight.

 

What is the Clipping Crate?

 

360 Eco Packaging is one of the first European companies to have patents in the packaging sector, one of them is the Clipping Crate, the first with fastening system by staples or galvanized zinc clips, which provide strength and flexibility. In this way, a single person can assemble and disassemble the box without the help of tools.

Clipping Crate (Features)

How does it work?

 

It facilitates the packaging of products difficult to move, especially when it comes to goods with a lot of weight and volume, since, once placed on the base, it is only necessary to place the corresponding sides and lid securing them with staples, easy and fast wood.

Since many international shipments are opened for customs inspection, it is a useful tool that can be opened and closed in the same way without damage to the box or nails to be nailed and uncoiled, saving time and worries.

Clipping Crate (Features)
Clipping Crate (Features)

Why do I save with Clipping Crate?

 

Being a detachable box, it saves logistics costs, since it takes up less space, either for transport or to be stored. It is not necessary to have a large amount of free space for storage until its reuse and, in terms of transport, costs are greatly minimized, since the height of the folded and palletized box decreases.

 

What size boxes have?

 

The Clipping Crate is standardized, which means that we have a wide range of measures in stock to cover any need, without forgetting that each packaging is unique and, In the same way, the customer who wishes can request your customized Clipping Crate with the measures you need.

Foldable wooden Clipping Crate (Features)

Can it be reused?

 

The Clipping Crate, for its strength and durability, can be used again, although the number of reuses is subject to the material of the box (plywood, OSB or chipboard) and to the use that is granted at all times.

 

Made of 15 mm plywood for the sides and 12 mm for the cover and base, makes up the high range of our product to be the most resistant.

Clipping Crate (Features)

Made of chipboard, is the most economical and has the least capacity for reuse. Its sides, lid and base are 15 mm thick.

Clipping Crate (Features)

Made of OSB 15 mm for the sides and 12 mm for the lid and base, is the standard quality-price product, since this material, in addition to strong, is economical, so it represents the best alternative to obtain the highest quality at the lowest price.

Clipping Crate (Features)

What does it mean that the box is eco-friendly?

 

The wood we use for our boxes comes only from sustained felling. In this way, we help to stop the indiscriminate felling of trees, protecting the environment. It has the distinctive international PECF that guarantees the correct environmental management of the forests from which it comes. In addition, our commitment is to plant one tree for each Clipping Crate supplied.

Not only that, but thanks to its reuse and the replacement of damaged parts, we contribute to consuming less wood, a material that is also easily recyclable.

 

Soon we will have a new post with more information about our flagship product the Clipping Crate.

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Returnable packaging metal
Circular packaging, Ecology, Industrial packaging

Types of returnable packaging II: Metal Packagings

Although less used than other packaging materials such as wood or plastic, metal has a number of properties that make it an interesting packaging for transport.

From the point of view of protection, metal packaging stands out for its durability and resistance, being a guarantee in the case of goods that have to undergo long periods of storage and transport. For this reason, metal packaging is common in the automotive industry.

 

From the point of view of sustainability, metal is 100% reusable and recyclable, and its properties remain unchanged for a long time. In fact, it is estimated that 80% of all metals ever produced are still preserved. This makes it an option to consider when evaluating it as a returnable packaging.

 

The most frequently used returnable metal packaging on the market are:

  • Reusable metal packaging.

Removable metal crate or cage, made entirely of metal. Composed of sheet metal sides and metal base designed for stacking. It offers high mechanical resistance and resistance to high temperatures. It is dismountable and allows a high reusability.

Metal Packaging - Products form Dajusa and CarrosPF

Metal Packaging – Products form Dajusa and CarrosPF

 

 

 

  • Modular metal box.

Enclosed metal trolley ideal for packing, transporting and storing cabling and equipment. The interior of the box is modular, which means that the accessories can be placed without tools on the rails adapted for this purpose and on four different levels. It can be opened on both sides without tools and is stackable.

Metal returnable packaging - Cargo-Cart product

Metal returnable packaging – Cargo-Cart product


Metal returnable packaging - Cargo-Cart product

Metal returnable packaging – Cargo-Cart product

 

  • Flight cases.

Customized metallic box with high resistance. Suitable for air, sea and land transport. This type of packaging is used in a wide variety of sectors: aeronautics, industry, audiovisual, medicine, tooling, etc.

Flight case - Product from Thomann

Flight case – Product from Thomann

It is a product with very high mechanical resistance and great reusability.

 

  • Aluminum pallet.

Aluminum pallets are manufactured from a wide range of high quality aluminum profiles. They have a high mechanical resistance of up to 3000 kg. load. They are available in standard sizes and with the possibility of custom manufacturing.

Metal pallet, metal returnable packaging. Product of exportaglobal.co.uk

Metal pallet, metal returnable packaging. Product of exportaglobal.co.uk


Metal pallet, metal returnable packaging. Product of exportaglobal.co.uk

Metal pallet, metal returnable packaging. Product of exportaglobal.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not all returnable packaging is cost-effective for all companies. Contact packaging professionals to see if it is feasible to replace your current packaging with returnable packaging to optimize your supply chain.

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