Hazardous materials and dangerous goods are defined as articles or substances that when transported, are capable of posing a significant risk to health, safety or property. Since they pose such a risk, their transportation by air, ocean, ground or rail is extremely critical and requires considerable knowledge and expertise. Airpack is the expert with full knowledge of all aspects of hazardous materials shipping – from certification, documentation, and packaging to marking & labeling. Our team of hazardous materials experts will keep you abreast of all the regulations and requirements of carriers and regulatory agencies.
Airpack specializes in the preparation and packaging of hazardous materials and dangerous goods. International and domestic rules that govern the transportation of these types of commodities are always changing. We adapt quickly and correctly to these changes. We also install, communicate, and educate you on the changes that affect how you ship your cargo.
Airpack’s packaging engineers can provide you with the most comprehensive packaging solution in the industry.
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At Airpack, we prepare your hazardous materials/dangerous goods shipment for packaging in accordance with all applicable regulatory agency rules. Airpack carries extensive packaging materials, including fully compliant UN/ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization)/ IATA / IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous Goods) specification packaging. This includes inner and outer packaging. We can package all types of cargo for whatever transportation means are required, whether by air, ocean, ground or rail.
Often times, specialized chemical products require innovative packaging design & engineering. Airpack has helped the manufacturing industry to design unique packaging solutions for sophisticated and complicated products.
Airpack engineers won 1st place in the Short-Life Package Design - 2008 NIPHLE Design Competition. Airpack’s 4-D Heavyweight Box was engineered and designed as a solution for shipping wet-spillable / non-spillable batteries as well as ammunition, weapons, dry batteries, lithium batteries, gas cylinders, any flammable solid material, aviation regulated solid aromatics, ammonium and nitrate fertilizers, chemical and first aid kits, solid toxic materials and solid pesticides, heavy metal powders and dusts. The approximate weight of any product inside the box must not exceed 180 kgs / 396 lbs net weight. The combined gross weight of product and box must not exceed 223 kgs / 491 lbs scale / gross weight.
Marks & Labels
No hazardous materials and/or dangerous goods shipment is complete without the appropriate marking (design or specification of a packaging) and labeling (hazard or handling) according to the DOT/IATA/IMDG regulations.
Examples of marks include but are not limited to: proper shipping name and identification number, technical names, special permit packagings and consignees or consignor’s name and address.
Labels are used to specify the hazardous material (hazmat) contained in the package. For example: Explosives 1.1, Flammable Liquid, Oxidizer. There are also subsidiary hazard labels to be considered. Labels cannot just be “stuck” on a package. There are placement and label specifications that must be followed.
Marks and labels are often confused and/or used incorrectly, causing avoidable delays in shipments.
Airpack takes a lot of pride in creating shipments that are efficient in transportation. Our use of quality packaging products & supplies sets the industry standards.
As packaging requirements evolve into recyclable environmental and sustainability practices, Airpack inventories are reflective of those changes. We provide contemporary solutions to packaging for the supply chain.