Each sellable unit must be able to pass a drop test consisting of the following: Items must be able to be dropped three successive times from a height of 125 cm onto a concrete surface, once on the top, once on the corner and once on either the side or the bottom. A single item must survive a single test (three drops). If the container does not leak, it passes the test. Damage to the container is acceptable.
The product must not contain hazardous materials.
Paints will only be accepted if the following preparation steps have been carried out:
We recommend that you adopt one of the following solutions to secure the lid:
Clips and tape should be applied considering the paint volume as below:
|Volume of liquid||0.75 L||1 L||2 L||2.5 L||5 L|
|Metal tins – Clips required on lid||2||3||4||5||6|
|Plastic tub – Pieces of tape on lid||1||2||2||3||4|
|Example of a clipped lid|
|Example of a taped lid|
All tins/tubs should be supplied in a loose-fit heat-sealed plastic bag so that, if the tin/tub does leak, the contents are contained and no damage will be caused to other items.
|Example of bagging|
Once bagged, the tins/tubs should be boxed individually in a simple wall-corrugated box (3ply), which should be large enough to allow 50 mm of space on all sides of the tin/tub (25 mm for tins under 2 L). This space should then be fully filled with dunnage to cushion the tin/tub if dropped during transit.
Boxes can be made to suspend the tin centrally inside the box. For tins larger than 2 L, the empty space in the box would need to be filled with dunnage.
|Example of boxing|