Export Packaging Materials for DEF STAN 81-147 – Formerly Def Stan 81-75 | Valdamark 

This article from the Valdamark website discussed Export Packaging Materials in some detail. The goal of export packaging in general is ensure sensitive products arrive at their end user in factory condition. 

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This article from the Valdamark website discussed Export Packaging Materials in some detail. 

 

The goal of export packaging in general is ensure sensitive products arrive at their end user in factory condition. This means defect free and so extra measures must be taken to ensure the package is not subject to not only physical hazards but atmospherics dangers too.

 

Marine Air, Salt Water, Gas by products, Excessive Humidity all pose a threat enabling moisture and corrosion damage to potentially occur.

 

Shipments also encounter the usual hazard of poor handling in the supply chain. Items both large and small are at risk.

 

These two types of threats mean that export shippers must look for a complete solution often involving multiple products and multiple layers of protection. 

 

Whatever solution is decided on must often meet the strict requirements of international defense standards like DEF STAN 81-147 (formerly DEF STAN 81-75) and MIL-PRF-131 K Class 1

 

 Clients will often use a export packaging service which will normally suggest robust wooden crates for larger items like machinery and spare parts. 

 

Where wooden crates are concerned it is advisable to review the current wood packaging regulations in the UK. Wood is one of the most popular materials used in international trade and so risks associated with it (like pests and contamination) must be strictly controlled. 

 

Most countries have their own regulations but those exporting from the UK should conform with the International Standard of Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM15).

 

This is international standard is recognized across the UK, EU, North America & China. It is often called the ‘global passport’ for wood packaging.

 

For those exporting from the UK to the EU there is a general understanding that the wooden packaging being shipped is in line with the European Community Internal Plant Health Regulations.

 

Sometimes they may steer clients towards shrink wrap and metal drums that contains a Octabin Liner or bulk packaging of some design. 

 

For sensitive metals that are vulnerable to corrosion damage use VCI anti corrosion bags. This flexible packaging is cost effective and can protect both ferrous and non-ferrous metals for extended periods of time. Up to one year depending on storage conditions. 

 

In any when preparing goods to be transported or stored for long periods of time it is essential to plan for it. Moisture and humidity levels should be continually monitored as well as packaging integrity checking any welds are intact and hermetically sealed. You should choose a good foil bag sealer for this. One that will produce optimal seals. 

 

 

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