Hazmat Shipping Containers

Publish date: March 9, 2011 8:36 am

Hazardous material can cause harm to people as well as the environment, but sometimes the hazardous waste and other products containing toxic chemicals need to be transported in special containers, which can guarantee safe transportation.

In case of transporting dangerous goods, it is necessary to pack them in special hazmat shipping containers, specially made for hazardous materials. The kinds of containers need to be certified by a national competent authority, following UN standards. These are known as Hazmat packaging or hazard materials packaging. The material used for such containers has to provide enough security to transport the dangerous goods anywhere across the world. These containers are offered by various manufacturers and you can buy them online.

Type A and Type B containers can be purchased for transporting radioactive material. The online suppliers guarantee a series of security tests performed on these containers, such as vibration, compression and free drop. They can also withstand high temperatures for a long time. Many of these containers have a layer of polyurethane foam along with a stainless steel outer layer. This helps to protect the inner vessel containing the radioactive material.

Most of the online suppliers will mention the products as UN certified by using names like DOT approved packaging and so on. These kinds of hazmat shipping containers come in a popular packaging known as ‘V’ packaging, which is used when you need a combination of inner components. When you have a variety of products for shipping, then this kind of packaging containers can be used. Many of the boxes offered online have cushioning materials, which are absorbent.

Hazmat shipping containers are ideal to ship laboratory samples. These are very flexible and there are many inner compartments. The online suppliers usually offer brands that fulfill ISTA requirements and also stick to the maximum gross weight of the inner packaging for safety purposes. You can buy the single packaging containers as also the combination packaging type, where cushions are inserted to create compartments.

You may also need such containers to store medical waste, such as sharps, clinical specimens and other such items disposed in the hospital. These contaminated wastes can be kept in the inner compartment of such containers, as they can be well protected from impact. You can purchase such containers from online shops, as they provide double-layer containers which are leak proof and also resistant to punctures.

For transport of any hazardous material, avail of the best brands online, which are UN certified, and rest assured that you don’t need to worry about the shipping regulations anywhere in the world, after purchasing the hazmat shipping containers.

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