Kjell-Arne Jonsson


The dangerous consequences of taking shortcuts when shipping lithium ion batteries

Published on Mar 9, 2018 2:24:59 PM Kjell-Arne Jonsson   Topics: dangerous goods packaging, lithium-ion battery

As a lithium ion battery sender, you are responsible for safe shipment of your products. A job that should be taken seriously, because when done wrong, lithium ion batteries can become a threat to the safety of people transporting the product. To underline the importance of high-quality packaging of lithium ion batteries, I use this blog to explain why you should not take shortcuts when shipping LiBs.

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How to pack lithium ion batteries in accordance with UN regulations

Published on Feb 8, 2018 1:18:26 PM Kjell-Arne Jonsson   Topics: dangerous goods packaging, lithium-ion battery

When shipping lithium ion batteries, there are some legal regulations you have to comply with to maintain safety. The United Nations describes all of them extensively in the ‘Recommendation on the transport of dangerous goods - Model Regulations’, which is updated and revised regularly. Want to know what legal aspects you have to follow as a LiB sender without going through 500 pages of regulations? To give you an overview of your legal responsibilities, we sum up the legal aspects of shipping LiB in this blog. 

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Shipping lithium ion batteries: when are you liable?

Published on Jan 23, 2018 8:49:18 AM Kjell-Arne Jonsson   Topics: dangerous goods packaging, lithium-ion battery

Shipping lithium ion batteries is a complicated process. When mistakes are made in this process, the consequences can be enormous. Your product could get damaged: for example, gases could escape from the battery, or it could catch fire and endanger the lives of people transporting the product. The risk of shipping lithium ion batteries begs the question: who is responsible when something goes wrong? In this blog, I explain what your responsibilities are when shipping LiB and how you can prevent accidents.

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How to test lithium-ion battery packaging to meet UN packaging requirements

Published on Oct 12, 2017 9:30:51 AM Kjell-Arne Jonsson   Topics: dangerous goods packaging, lithium-ion battery

If you’re looking to get your lithium-ion battery packaging approved by your national competent authority , you want to maximize your odds of getting certified. The best way to do this is to perform internal testing on your packaging before you go through the official certification process. In this blog, we describe the mandatory tests within the certification process, what the goals of the tests are, and what the testing criteria entail.

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Certification process of dangerous goods packaging explained

Published on Aug 1, 2017 2:00:00 PM Kjell-Arne Jonsson   Topics: dangerous goods packaging, lithium-ion battery

The most feasible way to select dangerous goods packaging is to choose packaging that has already been certified, which means it is approved for the product you’re shipping. Unfortunately, this isn’t always an option due to various factors like the product’s weight, dimensions or handling requirements. If this is your case, then you’ll have to ask your packaging supplier to develop new packaging for your dangerous goods. Included in the development phase is the certification process of dangerous goods packaging. In this article, I will explain why certification is crucial, and how the process works.  

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Dangerous goods packaging: what to look for (in a packaging supplier)

Published on Jul 17, 2017 2:05:01 PM Kjell-Arne Jonsson   Topics: dangerous goods packaging, lithium-ion battery

If you are a manufacturer of dangerous goods, you want to realise safe transportation that complies with regulations. To achieve this, the type of packaging you use is crucial. In our last article written by my colleague Uwe, we explained what could happen when you use the wrong type of packaging or transportation. In this article, we explain how you can make sure that you select the right type of packaging (supplier). Read on to learn more!

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