Never A Dull Moment

There is never a dull moment working in the Customer Support department at Protective Packaging Ltd. We are responsible for answering all calls coming into the business, this allows us to work with projects from the initial enquiry, through the design stage, sampling, full production and finally organising the shipment to the customer.

The range of requests we receive is vast, we are asked for small flat bagsFoil Bags for customers within the food or pharmaceutical industries, through to 40ft barrier foil container liners. Everyday we are faced with new challenges and design requests, we pride ourselves on our ability to come up with innovative solutions to the most complex requirements.

Everyday is busy and can be stressful, but can never be described as dull.

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Enjoying My Apprenticeship

I feel that as an IT Apprentice my knowledge has grown tremendously at Protective Packaging Ltd. Recently, Peter Wilshaw joined Protective Packaging Ltd and is now the head of the IT department. I am still learning new things on a day to day basis and I’m coming closer to finishing my Level 2 Apprenticeship, so I’m hoping to be starting my Level 3 by Christmas, which I will also be doing at Protective Packaging.

I am listed as first point of call in the IT department and although I can’t always solve issues that come my way it is a great way to learn how to solve new problems. At this stage I’m not involved in working on the database but looking forward to gaining more knowledge around this particular subject. I also look forward to refreshing my knowledge of the products manufactured by the company, such as, Barrier Foil FIBC liners, drum liners and 3D bags for export packagingCorrosion prevention for machinery.

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Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Most goods are not considered sufficiently hazardous to require special precautions during transport. However, some goods are potentially dangerous. Dangerous goods can be liquid or solid substances that have been tested and assessed against accepted criteria and found to be hazardous.

Thankfully there are transportation regulations, the purpose of which is to protect everyone who is directly involved in their movement – the sender and receiver – or those who might become involved in the event of an accident, such as members of the emergency services and the public.

Under these regulations, packaging must meet or exceed minimum standards of performance before it can be authorised for the carriage of dangerous goods.
Satisfactory performance is established by subjecting specimens of the packaging to a series of tests, often referred to as the UN Tests for the Packaging of Dangerous Goods.

Obviously, the container/packaging that is used to transport the goods has an important part to play. Where the product itself needs protection e.g. from moisture or oxygen, the packaging will need to be a moisture barrier bag or liner, which may be sourced from Protective Packaging Ltd in Manchester.

Protective Packaging Limited Aluminium Barrier Foil FIBC liner will not only manufacture the aluminium barrier foil liner to the customer’s requirements but also arrange for it to be tested by an internationally recognized testing house and certified by the national Dangerous Goods Office. They will then receive a certificate which will contain a dedicated number which can be printed onto the packaging and authorise the user to transport the goods anywhere in the world in accordance with specifications.

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