Vermiculite-free/Dust-free Variation Packaging
A few months back, I wrote a blog about some of the benefits of variation packaging. I outlined all of the benefits variation packaging offers our customers who need to ship a variety of different dangerous goods. Through discussion with some of our customers, I realized that vermiculite isn’t always the best option in every circumstance. That is when I bring up ICC’s SecurePack line of variation packaging. Usually at that point there is silence on the other end of the line. I get a range of reactions from not knowing that they exist to misunderstanding their benefits. Below are a list of frequent questions and answers about SecurePack.
Q. When using SecurePack kits, is vermiculite required as an absorbent?
A. No. SecurePack is a dust-free alternative to standard 4GV packaging. Absorbent pouches are used instead of vermiculite. Once the bottle or article is placed inside of the absorbent pouch, it gets placed in a liner bag to prevent any leakage.
Q. What types of inner containers are allowed to be used with SecurePack?
A. SecurePack can be used with any type of bottle, whether it’s plastic, glass, or metal. Since SecurePack boxes are rated 4GV, they are also a great solution for shipping a variety of solid articles in packing groups I, II, and III.
Q. On the website, it says that SecurePack boxes have a 1 liter maximum capacity for inner containers. Does this mean smaller containers can also be used?
A. Yes. Most of these kits were designed for use with inner containers up to 1 liter. This means that 4 oz., 8 oz., 16 oz., and 32 oz. containers are allowed to be used within these kits. The only exception is the PK-40SPVF, which is designed to be shipped with any inner container 4 liters or less.
Q. Can the kits be ordered with the inserts already assembled?
A. Yes, the kits can be shipped to you pre-assembled. (Learn More)
Q. Are the inserts required to be used in this kit and how easy are they to put together.
A. Yes. Once the bottle/article is inside of the absorbent pouch and liner bag combination, it must then go inside of the required insert within the box. The videos below show the ease of putting the inserts together.
The end result looks like the pictures below:
If you would like to purchase SecurePack or have any questions, please contact ICC Compliance Center at 1.888.977.4834 (Canada) or 1.888.442.9628 (USA).