Packaging is a product that plays the role of an additional external layer of the goods to protect it, facilitate its transfer, storage, sale and its further use. In addition, packaging serves to influence the customer’s imagination.
Packaging that may be used for transport of goods in a GMP+ chain:
- ISO Tank – is a metal receptacle inside an ISO container frame (International Standards Organization). 20’ container is a standard size container that may be found all over the world. Containers of this type are used for transport of loose liquids up to 25 thousand litres. The variety of products that may be transported ranges from feed additives to dangerous chemical substances such as hydrochloric acid.
- Flexitank – a receptacle in a form of a cushion that, in its dimensions, is similar to an ISO standard container. This tank may be filled up with various types of liquids. The functions performed by Flexitanks are similar to ISO Tank. It allows, in an easy and cheap way, transform a standard container in an ISO Tank.
- Big Bag – is a type of flexible bag for the storage and transport of materials in bulks, those raising dust and granulated commodity, such as feed additives, feeds, chemicals, and the like. Big Bags are used in the feed, food processing and chemical industries.
- Liner Bag – is a type of flexible material used to pad inside walls of a container in order to store and transport loose materials, those raising dust and granulated commodities. The pads inside a container protect the goods and prevent from any kinds of contamination.
- IBC Container – is a standardized, portable, plastic receptacle placed in a metal basket on a pallet serving for transport and temporary storage of liquids (usually chemicals or other liquid materials).
Depending on the goods being transported a suitable packaging should be selected in order to reduce losses or avoid damage to the cargo. Selection of a suitable packaging allows to store the goods properly before its presented for sale.
It should also be remined that packaging must represent an adequate quality and ensure protection for the feeds in order to reduce the risk of their contamination. In addition, they must be properly labelled. Materials of which packaging is manufactured must not contain toxic substances and must not pose a threat to the safety and quality of feed in accordance with the conditions laid down and specified for its storage and use.
Reusable packaging must be resistant and durable, easy to clean and, if necessary, easy to disinfect.