Our UN approved fibreboard cartons come in a huge range of shapes and sizes and can be combined with different inner containers in order to ship substances across long distances. There are two main categories of fibreboard cartons, 4G cartons and 4GV cartons. The main differences between the two are as follows:
4G cartons are highly specific forms of container which have to be used in conjunction with a specific, approved liner. They can be used to transport substances which are dangerous or highly sensitive and have to be selected with a great deal of care. The carton and the inner liner have to be tested together, and we can provide a list of approved containers if you’re uncertain about what you should be using. If you’ve already got an inner container but are uncertain if it will meet the conditions of the licence which you need then well test the container for you and provide a report, although additional charges may apply for this service. From the first contact, we’ll work with you to ensure you can ship your products with complete peace of mind.
4GV cartons can be used with inner packs and liners which don’t have to be tested, including packing in the form of vermiculite granules, which is used to keep the contents safe and secure during transit. The requirement of a 4G licence means that there are limits on the size and weight of any liner which you do opt to use, and once again we can work with you to make sure that the fibreboard carton you eventually use – plus the inner packing – meets all the necessary requirements. As with 4G cartons we can work with you to make sure that you make the right choices and purchase the right product for your business.
What needs to be made clear, however, is that the responsibility for ensuring you satisfy all of the relevant conditions for packing and shipping your goods ultimately rests with you. We can offer our experience and expertise – not to mention our range of fibreboard cartons – but you, as packer or shipper, will have to sign off on the choices made.
Our products range from boxes which measure 175x155x300 to boxes designed to hold a 5 litre jerrican and 4 2.5 litre oblong tins. We also stock fibre drums supplied with a lid which can hold as much as 115 litres. No matter what you need we’ll provide it for the best possible price and in line with your deadlines.