The 6 most important hazmat accessories you shouldn’t overlook

  • MJS Packaging

In the first few posts of our hazmat series, we discussed the basics of hazardous materials packagingsafe battery packagingself-certifying vs. third party solutions and tamper evident packaging. . Today, we switch gears and outline the six most important accessories you shouldn’t overlook when it comes to preparing hazardous materials packaging for transport.

While accessories may not seem like the most important part of the overall hazmat packaging process, each one on our list ensures proper preparation, safe transport, and full compliance with all hazardous materials regulations.

This blog will resonate with any business that transports household and industrial chemicals, explosives, automotive products, flavors or fragrances, paint, and batteries – to name a few. It will be especially important for those individuals who handle purchasing within your organization to know and understand exactly which hazmat accessories are the most important.

Let’s dive in.

1. Tape

Many may think, “Well, tape is just tape, right?” Wrong. HMR regulations require that all hazardous material packaging be closed in full compliance with specific closing instructions for each type of package – and those regulations apply to tape, as well. Using any tape you may have laying around to package hazardous materials for transport would fail any compliance check.

Whether it's Bi-Axially Oriented Polypropylene Pressure-Sensitive Tape (BOPP PST) used for outer cartons or pre-cut red vinyl tape for use when a secondary means of closure is needed on your hazardous material inner containers, we have you covered.

This tape can be plain or even customized with your logo to help market your brand, or produced with specific printing requirements to prevent and detect tampering of the packaged material. At MJS Packaging we pride ourselves on being your complete packaging solutions provider. That’s why we provide the proper tape to fit every packaging need.

2. Poly Bags

Since many hazardous materials need to be first enclosed in a poly liner bag before placing in a carton, we have a variety of LDPE poly liner bags to choose from.

To learn more about our complete packaging solutions, including poly bags, please call one of our specialists at 800-915-2262.

3. Absorbent Materials

Various applications call for various types of absorbent materials for safe hazmat packaging. MJS Packaging offers help with:

  • Vermiculite
  • Polypropylene Particulate
  • Cellulose Material &
  • Polypropylene Pads

4. Opening and Closing Tools

Strict regulations have been put in place to ensure that all hazmat packaging is closed in the correct way, before transport. At MJS Packaging, we offer:

  • Paint Can Presses
  • Torque Wrenches
  • Manual Crimping Tools
  • Manual Lug Closing Tools &
  • Paint Can Closing Tools

5. Shipping and Hazard Labels

MJS Packaging carries a full line of DOT Hazardous Material shipping labels to meet every need. We also offer custom labeling, complete with a UN ID number and a proper shipping name.

To learn more about our complete packaging solutions, contact us and one of our knowledgeable packaging specialists will happily assist you.

6. Placards

Last but certainly not least, the sixth most important accessory goes to placards.

Title 49 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (49CFR) requires the use of hazardous materials placards when shipping hazardous materials cargo and dangerous goods in the United States. Many other countries also have similar regulations, so ensuring full compliance is paramount.

At MJS Packaging, we offer a full line of hazmat placards for use in your transporting of hazmat goods.

If you have any questions, or would like to purchase the proper hazmat packaging accessories to prepare your product for transport, please contact us. We’re looking forward to being your total packaging solutions provider.

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  • Elias Bittan
  • Product Info
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  • Created 26 Jan 2018
  • Modified 04 Jun 2018
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