CHEP Automotive has announced a world premiere for the Battery Show, from 7 to 9 May in Stuttgart. The supplier will be presenting its first reusable packaging solution, in a share and reuse model, for lithium-ion batteries.
The container system, which recently received the UN certification for Class 9 dangerous goods, is based on the CHEP standard containers EuroBin FLC and IsoBin 33. It is specially tailored to the transport requirements of the automotive industry. The aim is to offer OEMs, battery manufacturers as well as Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, who manufacture or transport lithium-ion battery packs and cells, a globally scalable, safe and efficient multi-way transport solution.
Lithium-ion batteries have spread rapidly in recent years. They are not only to be found in electric cars, but are also used in watches, mobile phones, notebooks, industrial trucks and even pacemakers. Their big advantage is a high effectiveness and an almost completely missing memory effect.
However, the transport of lithium-ion batteries is not without its dangers. They react with numerous substances, can overheat and catch fire or explode. Lithium ion batteries are therefore classified as Class 9 dangerous goods and are subject to special transport regulations depending on the country and carrier.
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