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CDF’s Cheertainer gains UN certification
Originally published:  27/10/2011
CDF Europe’s Cheertainer bag-in-box system has been UN-certified for the transport of hazardous goods by Italian research institute Stazione Sperimentale Carta Cartoni e Paste per Carta. According to CDF Europe’s managing director Laura Beechwood, the move was a response to requests from detergent and industrial cleaning manufacturers that, while looking to move away from heavy rigid packagings, needed a unit with both UN homologation and a waterproof box. “We have satisfied both criteria with this new package,” she says. “We plan to promote this development to other industries that need UN performance packaging for use in external environments. We are very proud and excited about this certification.”
The approved container is certified for 10 litre, 15 litre, 18 litre and 20 litre configurations for Packing Group II and III liquids. “Our R&D team worked closely with the box manufacturer to meet the exacting needs required by the [UN testing] and also to satisfy market conditions,” says CDF Europe’s technical director Marco Dariol. “What is very interesting to us was that the final box design is PET-coated on the outside with no flutes exposed. The end result is a product that has the strength and durability of a rigid package with the sustainable benefits found in bag-in-box.”
A form-fitting, multi-ply bag, the Cheertainer employs the CDF1 Smart Seal Technology that, the company asserts, “optimises consistency in temperature, time and pressure for every seal on every liner”. CDF Europe is a division of the US-based CDF Corporation and operates a manufacturing facility in Lugano, Switzerland to serve the European and the Middle Eastern markets. It also operates an alliance with Quadpak in Sweden to supply customers throughout Scandinavia, Russia and the Baltic states.