Berry’s Optimum container achieves UN approval

BERRY Global has revealed that the firm’s 20-litre Optimum large container has secured UN approval for the carriage of hazardous goods, assimilated with water.

The product is made from a minimum of 35% and up to 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) material.

Berry said the accreditation provides an important benefit for industrial and chemical companies, offering a ‘reliable and durable’ solution for the safe movement and storage of hazardous products, while the incorporation of recycled material helps meet sustainability goals.

The Optimum is said to combine ‘excellent strength and sturdiness’ for product protection with ‘easy handling’ for end-users, and its ‘easy stacking’ feature maximises space on pallets and in storage.

The Optimum is accredited to UN performance Y1.9/180, which makes it suitable for formulations with a density up to 1.9, and able to resist hydraulic pressure of 180kPa.

Florent Souty of Berry said, “The UN accreditation for our Optimum container is a significant milestone for industrial packaging, with the use of large amounts of PCR material not compromising in any way its ability to handle even the most challenging of packaging requirements. Tests are now in progress for all other assimilation liquids and other container sizes as we seek to extend UN certification.”