Gem Xpress sample containers, packaging and shipping
Details of sample containers, packaging and shipping
Cylindrical Vanadium cans:
6 mm diameter x 50 mm suitable for sample volume up to 1 cm3
8 mm diameter x 65 mm suitable for sample volume up to 2 cm3
Sample containers will be sent to you in UN approved packaging. This packaging comprises a polypropylene inner carton and a fibreboard outer box. It is designed for shipping Packing Group I (one) materials (the most hazardous). Samples such as Lithium Nitride and Sodium Hydride fall into this category.
Your sample must be returned in this packaging using the most appropriate method – Courier or Specialist shipper. Samples MUST NOT be sent using the Royal Mail.
Safety and shipping
Recent changes in the Transport of Dangerous Goods regulations and the UN ADR document mean that even small scientific samples may need to be classified as Dangerous Goods, and consequently may need to be shipped in a special way. Your dispatch department should be able to help you with this, or see the web site for your chosen courier: