How to design safe lithium-ion battery packaging with a fire load test

Published on Aug 25, 2017 10:36:24 AM Michael Wiedmaier   Topics: dangerous goods packaging, lithium-ion battery

In a previous blog, we described how you can combine packaging material to prevent short circuits in lithium-ion batteries and therefore comply with UN packaging requirements. But even though you have to prevent short circuit in LiBs at all times, it could still occur. Proper inner packaging is crucial to combat fires coming from short circuits. But to develop the right inner packaging, it’s essential to understand what happens to a battery if short circuit occurs. You’ll have to have an idea of the size of the fire and how (quickly) it develops. To get that understanding, a fire load test is key. Read on to learn more!

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What packaging should I use to ship lithium-ion batteries?

Published on Aug 17, 2017 8:37:37 AM Niklas Zenk   Topics: dangerous goods packaging, lithium-ion battery

I’m going to get straight to the point: what packaging you should use to ship lithium-ion batteries (LiBs) cannot be answered in a general manner. Unfortunately. A packaging choice for LiB shipping will always depend on a number of factors. In this blog, I'll walk you through the three main factors. I’ll also provide an example of a developed packaging solution based on these factors. Let’s get to it!

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How to get your dangerous goods packaging certified quickly and properly

Published on Aug 8, 2017 2:00:00 PM Uwe Rottenberg   Topics: dangerous goods packaging, lithium-ion battery

The landscape of dangerous goods packaging and shipping is complex to navigate. One area that drives this complexity is the multitude of UN packaging requirements involved. In our previous blog, we explained why dangerous goods packaging must be certified according to these requirements, and how the certification process of dangerous goods packaging works. If you would like to know how you can acquire certified packaging quickly and properly despite the mass of regulations — so that you can ship your dangerous goods in time — then this article should be helpful.

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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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Dangerous goods: what could happen when you use the wrong packaging?

Published on Jul 14, 2017 4:28:00 PM Uwe Rottenberg   Topics: dangerous goods packaging, lithium-ion battery

If you are in the business of producing dangerous goods, smooth and safe transportation that complies with regulations is what you require. Within this process, the type of packaging you use for transportation is crucial. In this article, I would like to explain what could happen when you use the wrong type of packaging or transportation, and why it’s so important that you select the right type of packaging or transportation. Read on to learn more.

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