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20.07.2011 - Klingele Papierwerke has been licensed as an official testing laboratory for hazardous goods packaging made of corrugated cardboard by Germany’s Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung- und Prüfung = BAM). The manufacturer of corrugated packaging and container board is now authorized — in its own testing laboratory — to test code 4G hazardous goods packaging (cardboard boxes) of packaging groups II and III (fall heights of 1.20 m and 0.8 m) up to a gross weight of 57 kg.
Since 1981, Klingele has developed and produced hazardous goods packaging in a great variety of designs and handled its approval. Authorization as a BAM-recognized testing laboratory has been the last missing element for completing this segment. This package of services — starting with consultation on package development, and continuing with testing, documentation and approval administration — can now be offered all in one place.
For customers, this means flexible, economical, faster execution of the entire testing and approval process for their corrugated packaging for hazardous substances. This is an advantage not only for new approvals, but especially for packaging modifications, such as in packaging size or the composition of corrugated cardboard types.
The approval includes hazardous goods packaging for sea, air, rail and road transport. Before dispatch, it must meet stringent approval criteria, so that its contents (inks, paints, adhesives, pharmaceuticals, etc.) will reach their recipients undamaged. “After successful testing of the transport packaging for hazardous substances, we can rule out damage to the contents on the part of the packaging manufacturer,” says Christian Hössle, head of Klingele’s development, laboratory, and environmental and quality management departments. “Safe transport naturally applies not only to our hazardous goods packaging, but to all of the packaging that we produce to both our customers’ and our own quality requirements.”