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How to correctly package Category A and B Infectious Substances

3 April 2020 | Packaging Guidance

In this article we explain the need for triple packaging, cushioning and absorbent material when transporting Class 6.2 Infectious Substances, as well as how to correctly assemble and label your package. This content was created using Air Sea Container’s infectious substance packaging.

We have created 2 new assembly videos to demonstrate how to correctly and compliantly package Class 6.2 Infectious Substances for transportation of both Category A UN2814, UN2900 and Category B UN3373 biological substances.

How to package category A infectious substances

Your leak-proof primary container goes into the bubble wrap roll, roll this up and put it inside the canister. You should have a required absorbent at the bottom of your canister. Next, securely close your canister and place it into the outer container.  The top of box will have numbered flaps (1,2,3,4) and you should closed these in order.  Finally, place on your infectious substance label on which is indicated on your outer container.

These were instructions for packaging of Class 6.2, Category A UN2814, UN2900. Also suitable for Category B UN3373.

See our full demonstration the video below:

How to package category B infectious substances

This is simply a three part system of how you ship. First, you have your primary receptacle, this goes into the absorbent. The absorbent then goes into the second part of the packaging (for example: a 95kPa biobag) and then this bag is sealed so that it’s leaked proof. Finally, this goes into the outer box.

See our full demonstration the video below:

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