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At Kite we have developed our bespoke offering to ensure all types of packaging for the automotive and engineering industry are provided. The automotive industry uses a wide-range of packaging materials, and our team has made sure that key problems faced by this sector have been given a solution in terms of protecting delicate parts, preventing static damage and protecting metal elements from corrosion and rust.
We can also offer the required bespoke service package for the automotive industry from our extensive offering.
For further details of these offerings go to Service.
Kite provides the automotive industry with several different packaging solutions to protect goods along the supply chain and ensure a smooth flow of service.
Kite Packaging were approached by a manufacturer of high performance engines and asked to design and produce a UN specification pack to protect and transport a delicate battery part and its components.
Kite’s role was to liaise with the Packaging Institute Research Association (PIRA), the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) and Dangerous Goods Office (DGO) with regards to correct certification, and design, test and approve a suitable packaging medium for the part that would ensure safe transit to where it was needed.
Kite had previously liaised with PIRA, VCA and DGO which made the negotiation process much easier and efficient. We always ensure we have the best business relationships with service providers and governing bodies in our industry to ensure the customer is well-informed of packaging procedures and can move products quickly through the process.
Based upon VCA recommendations and Kite’s own expertise, it was decided the product would be packed in a UN approved metal drum (with the necessary fire retardant) and Zote foam internal packaging, which was profiled (cut out) to the parts exact measurements. This solution fulfilled the requirements of the VCA and DGO who stated that
“Batteries must be transported in an outer packaging that is a metal, plastic or plywood drum or a metal, plastic or wooden box and that meets the criteria for Packing Group I packaging (UN requirement) and each cell and battery must be individually packed in an inner packaging inside an outer packaging and surrounded by cushioning material that is non-combustible, and non-conductive.”
The packaging was tested using the PIRA advice to use at least 5 samples (one which would have an inert battery in and the other four which would be empty). From that, three types of tests were carried out including a 1.8m drop test (dropped 9 times), 3m high stack test (left for 24 hours to detect creep or collapse) and an internal volume tests.
After passing the tests the drums were labelled as per UN specification standards, requiring new UN number labelling on the metal drums and three other labels including ‘miscellaneous’, ‘this way up’ and ‘do not load on to passenger aircraft’.
The project was completed on time and to the brief, so that the customer could transport and protect the part in the best possible way.
Packaging for the aerospace industry
Flight cases, heavy duty composite packs, shadow boards, engineered foam solutions, blister packs, films, UN and MOD cartons.
Packaging for the electronics industry
ESD packaging, shielding bags, suspension/retention packs, jeddec trays, anti-static foam-lined cartons, thermoforming.
Packaging for the food industry
Shelf-ready packaging, bulk transit packaging, chilled, frozen & ambient packaging, barrier films, RPET/PET/HIPS Films.
Packaging for the healthcare industry
blister packs, shrink packs, shipping & solidboard cartons, bespoke labels, grip sheets, glue dots, outer labels, air-bags.
Packaging for e-commerce
Airbags, paper systems, foam in place, void fill, postal boxes, printed boxes, despatch sacks, mailing bags.
Packaging for retail
Point of sale packs, shelf ready packs, euro slot packs, end of aisle, dump bins, carrier bags, printed tissue.