PACKAGING FOR LEAD-ACID BATTERIES

These types of batteries, containing corrosive material, become hazardous waste once their useful life is over. They are classified as dangerous cargo and require resistant, certified packaging to ensure safe transport, handling and storage throughout the process.

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Abattery is a device that stores energy in an electrochemical form and is the mostly used for multiple applications.

There are two basic types of batteries: primary or single-use which, once discharged, cannot be recharged, and secondary, which can be recharged from an external source.

Lead-Acid battery

Most commonly used type of battery for its good performance and cost

Shallow-cycle

Used in all type of automotive industry.

Deep-cycle 

Repeated charge-discharge cycles.

Sellada “gel-cell”

Used in military aircraft industry due to its high cost.

Fields in which this batteries are used 

  • Automotive: starting battery (SLI)

  • Traction vehicles: Forklifts, mine carts, industrial trolleys, boats…

  • Industrial: Continuous services, charge compensation, solar energy…

Problems of lead-acid batteries

The content of the so-called lead-acid batteries consist of a mixture of sulphuric acid and distilled water, which can cause skin burns when it comes into contact – a risk both for the personnel handling the batteries and for the environment.

It is important to always follow safety guidelines and recommendations to avoid acid spillage due to impact or overloading during handling, loading, transport and storage.

 Packaging for lead acid batteries

When a lead-acid battery reaches the end of its lifespan, it becomes a “hazardous waste”. EU regulations indicate that the components of a used battery must be recycled or reprocessed in accordance with safety measures to prevent mixing with other batteries or inexpertly draining of the sulphuric acid. This means that they must be transported to lead refineries so that the recycling process can be carried out by specialized companies.

Certified packaging for lead-acid batteries

These types of batteries, which contain corrosive material, are classified as hazardous materials and require robust, homologated packaging to ensure safe handling, storage and transportation.

 Packaging for lead acid batteries

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Solutions of Alfilpack’s packaging for lead-acid batteries

In Alfilpack we are specialized in the production and distribution of approved packaging for transportation of hazardous materials.

Through our Adrexplo trademark, we commercialize packaging solutions for hazardous cargo. With over 20 years of experience in the development of this type of solutions, we have already created more than 60 references.

All our products are provided with the necessary homologation systems. These meet the quality and regulatory standards currently applicable, adapting our solutions to the needs of the product to be packed.

Some packaging solutions for hazardous materials

4G certified packaging

4G certified packaging

4GV certified packaging

4GV certified packaging

50G certified big packaging

50G certified big packaging

Positioners

Positioners for lead acid batteries

ADR nº598 special provision

The only batteries exempt from the use of homologated packaging in land transport (ADR code) are new and used batteries if they meet the requirements of special provision 598.

New lead-acid batteries are exempt from ADR code when:

  • They are secured in such a way that they cannot slip, fall or get damaged.

  • They are provided with restraints, except in case of stockpiling, e.g. pallets.

  • The objects do not have any signs of dangerous alkalis or acids on the outside.

  • They must be protected against short circuits.

Used lead-acid batteries are exempt from ADR code when

  • They do not present any damage on their cells.
  • They are secured in such a way that they cannot slip, fall over or be damaged, e.g. when piled up on pallets.

  • The objects do not have any signs of dangerous alkalis or acids on the outside.

  • They must be protected against short circuits.

  • “Used batteries” refers to batteries that are transported for recycling in order to be used normally.

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Packaging for lead-acid batteries

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