Hazardous Materials Packaging Experts, HAZPlus®, Announce Expanded Battery Packaging Options

HAZPlus® is making it easier for companies to comply with the Department of Transportation’s rules that govern the safe transport of batteries by offering an expanded assortment of stock, pre-certified battery packaging for lithium, wet and dry cell batteries.

Online PR News – 08-October-2012 – Saint Louis, MO – (Booth #B422 – THE BATTERY SHOW) HAZPlus® is making it easier for companies to comply with the Department of Transportation’s rules that govern the safe transport of batteries by offering an expanded assortment of stock, pre-certified battery packaging for lithium, wet and dry cell batteries.

We offer a total battery packaging experience for our customers,” says Lynn Bowman, HAZPlus® packaging consultant. “As we’ve grown and gained experience in this sector, we’ve advanced in the design and testing of a wide variety of battery packaging that is suitable for many different battery configurations. Along with our on-site UN Packaging Testing Lab, this affords our battery customers flexiblity, convenience and cost economies.

Over 95% of all batteries manufactured in the U.S. are deemed dangerous goods materials by the DOT requiring specification packaging and proper documents in order to avoid being in violation under the Hazardous Material Table (CFR49).

HAZPlus®, is a leader in the design, testing, certification and manufacture of hazardous materials packaging for batteries, and a division of C.L. Smith packaging family of solutions. "We offer a total battery packaging experience for our customers," says Lynn Bowman, HAZPlus® packaging consultant. "As we’ve grown and gained experience in this sector, we’ve advanced in the design and testing of a wide variety of battery packaging that is suitable for many different battery configurations. Along with our on-site UN Packaging Testing Lab, this affords our battery customers flexiblity, convenience and cost economies," continues Bowman.

During THE BATTERY SHOW, HAZPlus® will be featuring four new battery packaging configurations that are appropriate for products in Packing Group II and III and up to 43kg in the largest packaging, 22.5kg in the mid-size packaging and 7.2kg for smaller applications. A user-friendly Battery Packaging Quick Reference Chart will be available at the booth, along with samples of each battery packaging with inner components, LDPE liner bags, vermiculate, tape and shipping labels.

Demonstrations of HAZPlus’® proprietary CFR49 Interactive Hazardous Materials Table (HMT) will be on display during the show. This one-of-a-kind tool provides deep-link access to the entire HMT authenticated by GPO Access with easy searching of rules and provisions based on UN ID number or Proper Shipping name.

About HAZPlus® - Our Performance Oriented Packaging division, HAZPlus®, is a leader in providing customers with a single-source purchasing experience. In our on-site UN/ISTA Certified Testing Laboratory, we advise and design custom and stock packaging systems, conduct performance testing, and certify compliance with transportation regulations. This comprehensive approach affords our customers simplicity, economy, superior service, reliable testing and a higher degree of compliance confidence.

About C. L. Smith - C.L. Smith is a single-source packaging solutions company specializing in testing, manufacturing and distributing UN Performance Oriented Packaging, Custom Bottle Manufacturing, Packaging System Design and Full-line Container Storage and Distribution.

 
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