Goods and commodities which are transported from one country to another are always classified into two main categories. One is hazardous and the other one is non-hazardous. Hazardous goods are those products or goods which are potentially dangerous under the international laws promulgated by the United Nations. Be it any commodity, the packing of these goods must be done accurately and precisely when they are transported from one country to another.
When a commodity is packed and delivered to another country, then it involves three main parties- the shippers, transporters and the shipping companies. The onus is shared by all these parties. United Nations, has introduced various rules and regulations when a company wants to transport a hazardous material to another country through the sea. The directives clearly mention how a company can transport their hazardous materials. They encourage the usage of special boxed made of cardboard which are designed for packing these items which are popularly known as Hazmat Boxes. These boxes can be identified with the UN number that is printed on it.
The obvious reason for the introduction of these special boxes is to protect and save the concerned people from all the possible ill effects of the hazardous goods. The commodities are always packed differently by different people. This increases the chances of leakage or disproportionate form of packing which increases the chances of vulnerability. So, a method of standardized packing was necessary to make it appropriate and free from these negative chances. The hazmat boxes provides the ideal packaging which is competent to block every form of leakage and provide complete protection to all the people dealing with it.
But the question arises why these boxes are so special and what are its qualities? There are some features that set these hazmat boxes apart from the other ones:
- Material specifications: These boxes are not simple cardboard boxes but its includes other constituents including absorbent materials. These boxes are prepared is accurate specifications which makes it strong and tolerant to carry any material in it. The complete adherence to these specifications is strictly mandatory.
- Rigorous testing: After these boxes are manufactured, they are tested in extreme conditions. In these tests, it is evaluated how much strain and shock these boxes can endure. Various scientific tests like drop tests and vibrations tests are carried out. They are also evaluated at regular intervals to ensure that they maintain their standards.
- Manufacturing records: Not every manufacturer has the required permission to make these boxes. Every manufacturer must produce them meticulously which again will be reviewed by the regulatory authorities. The boxes of the highest standards can only provide the needful protection to the people and also to the commodities inside it.
These are the main features of these hazmat boxes over the standard ones. Every company who are into the business of transport and ship their products to different countries and locations, must use these boxes. They not only protect the people from the hazardous products but it also ensures that these products do not leak or get damaged during the delivery procedure.