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The United Nations and the Department of Transportation do not allow for compromised safety in packaging.

 

We understand the critical importance of properly labeling and marking hazardous goods packaging. In the world of manufacturing, overlooking these elements can lead to serious consequences, including regulatory non-compliance, potential accidents, and damage to the environment. That’s why we are here to help manufacturers address and solve these issues effectively.

 
Manufacturers often face challenges when it comes to labeling and marking hazardous goods packaging. In the rush to meet deadlines and fulfill orders, important details can be overlooked or neglected. However, failing to correctly label and mark packaging can have far-reaching implications that can impact both the company and the community at large.
One of the key issues that manufacturers face is regulatory non-compliance. Governing bodies such as the United Nations and the Department of Transportation impose strict regulations on the packaging, labeling, and marking of hazardous materials. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in fines, penalties, and legal repercussions for the manufacturer. By partnering with Purple Diamond, manufacturers can ensure that their packaging materials meet all necessary regulatory requirements, reducing the risk of non-compliance.
Check out a Case Study below about a company who needed help making sure their hazardous goods packaging was up to par for the UN and the DOT.

 

Case Study: The Importance of Package Testing in Ensuring Safe Transportation of Hazardous Goods

Introduction:

Purple Diamond specializes in providing expert package testing services to ensure the safe transportation of hazardous goods. In this case study, we will explore the critical role of package testing in preventing accidents, ensuring regulatory compliance, and protecting the environment.

Challenge:

A leading chemical manufacturer approached with a significant challenge. The company was facing increasing pressure to transport its hazardous chemicals safely and efficiently, but they were concerned about the reliability of their packaging materials. They were experiencing leaks, spills, and other safety hazards during transportation, leading to regulatory non-compliance and potential environmental damage.

Solution:

Purple Diamond conducted a comprehensive package testing assessment to identify potential weaknesses in the manufacturer’s packaging materials. Our team of experts reviewed the packaging design, materials, labels, and markings to ensure they met regulatory requirements and were suitable for transporting hazardous goods. Using advanced testing equipment and methodologies, we conducted a series of tests, including drop testing, vibration testing, pressure testing, and temperature testing.

[Drop Testing: ASTM D5276 – Standard Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall. Vibration Testing: ASTM D999 – Standard Test Methods for Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers. Pressure Testing: Packaging for hazardous materials will need to meet the requirements outlined in regulations such as UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods – Manual of Tests and Criteria, which includes tests for pressure resistance of packagings. Temperature Testing: ASTM D4332 – Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing. Additionally, ISTA (International Safe Transit Association) provides guidelines for temperature testing as part of its testing protocols for various types of packaging.]

 

These tests simulated the various conditions that the packaging materials would encounter during transportation, helping us identify any vulnerabilities and areas for improvement.

 

Results:

Through our rigorous package testing process, Purple Diamond identified several critical issues with the manufacturer’s packaging materials. We discovered weaknesses in the design of the packaging, inadequate labeling and marking, and insufficient protection against external factors such as temperature fluctuations and vibration.

Based on our recommendations, the manufacturer made significant improvements to their packaging materials, including redesigning the packaging to enhance structural integrity, updating labels and markings to improve clarity and visibility, and incorporating additional protective measures to prevent leaks and spills.

The manufacturer saw immediate benefits from the package testing process, including reduced incidents of leaks and spills during transportation, improved regulatory compliance, and enhanced safety for handlers and the environment. By investing in package testing with Purple Diamond, the manufacturer was able to ensure the safe and efficient transportation of their hazardous goods, ultimately safeguarding their reputation and minimizing risks.

Conclusion:

This case study exemplifies the critical importance of package testing in ensuring the safe transportation of hazardous goods. By partnering with Purple Diamond, manufacturers can identify potential weaknesses in their packaging materials, address them proactively, and mitigate risks associated with accidents, regulatory non-compliance, and environmental damage.

If you’re looking to enhance the safety and reliability of your packaging materials, contact Purple Diamond today to learn more about our expert package testing services. Let us help you ensure the safe transportation of your hazardous goods and protect your business from potential risks and liabilities.
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