Industrial Packagings safely carry an incredible variety of Dangerous Goods around the globe very single second of every day - ensuring that industry gets the raw materials needed to manufacture our everyday products.
Our global supply-chains can only work if the raw materials arrive safely, on-time and in good condition - which is where Industrial Packagings have an enviable track record.
With our heightened environmental awareness, you may not be comfortable with the idea of hazardous products being transported around the planet... However, did you know that many natural products are hazardous?... Even simple fruits have hazardous properties - the juice from the skin of an orange can be ignited when squeezed - please do not try it at home, as it is of course flammable!..
Industrial packagings are available in a wide range of design-types and sizes, to ensure that products are safely contained in the most appropriate packaging for the hazards, the type of transport (road, rail, air, sea, inland waterways etc) and the length of the journey to ensure the products arrive safely and in good condition.
The manufacture and reconditioning of Dangerous Goods packagings is governed by the United Nations Recommendations on Dangerous Goods - which are model regulations for each country or region to adopt into national / regional law. These recommendations can be seen via the following link:
This is why, on all packagings approved for use with Dangerous Goods, you will see the UN symbol, along with a code to indicate the packaging's performance level and manufacturer or reconditioner details. Both new and reconditioned industrial packagings can be approved for use with Dangerous Goods.
The IPA continues to work with the UK Department for Transport as well as British Standards, Defra and the Environment Agency to ensure that the correct regulations, standards and protocols are in-place for our industry.