UN / Nuclear Packaging

  • Light
  • Resilient
  • Pharma / Health

Packaging protecting, according to international standards, containers containing hazardous products.

  • Objective: Develop safe packaging for transporting hazardous products everywhere on the planet.
  • Challenge:
    • Package highly corrosive acid-filled glass bottles to avoid breakage caused by falls or accidents during transit
    • Absorb the energy of significant repetitive impacts while preserving the packaging and the content’s integrity
    • Protect the radioactive isotopes for the pharmaceutical industry during their transit
    • The packaging must, according to the UN’s standards, keep the surface of the packaging at a minimum level of radioactivity. The container must resist 33-foot (10 meter) falls and prevent the lead container placed in the center of the packaging to move more than 3/8 in (1 cm) while protecting the radioactive liquid container from breakage.
  • Solutions:
    • Develop a composite packaging consisting of a cardboard box in which a resilient, high density EPS shell maintains the 16.7 lbs (7.6 kg) lead container perfectly centered while absorbing impacts to protect the precious liquid
    • Optimize the EPS’ shape and density to minimize the number of Gs on the glass bottle, insuring the packaging structure can resist 33-foot (10 meter) falls
  • Result: The shipping of hazardous materials is provided with controlled and tested packaging to meet rigorous UN standards.

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