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Packaging and Safe Handling

For Merck, developing advanced packaging concepts is a fundamental aspect of safety, sustainability and reliability. We have developed an exceptional range of packaging options that ensure safe transport, storage and handling while minimizing environmental impact. Our innovative packaging and withdrawal systems are precisely tailored to their contents and relevant applications, and they are based on both environmental and safety principles.

Packaging Advantages

  • Packaging is always compatible with the product
  • Safe, convenient and contamination-free handling, storage and transportation
  • Application-oriented packaging
  • Maximum safety through an extensive portfolio of accessories
  • Wide choice of packaging materials and sizes
  • Individual user installation or other customized solutions possible

Development and Testing

Developing, testing, and approving packaging materials is done in Merck’s internal packaging department. Not only the container itself but also the closure, transportation box and withdrawal systems (for solvents) are optimized as a complete packaging concept.

Our package testing facility is accredited by the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM - Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung), the authority responsible for the packaging of dangerous goods.

High-durability GHS Labels

Since all Merck reagents and solvents carry GHS labels, customers worldwide can work safely and in compliance with international regulations. The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) describes standardized classification and labeling criteria for chemicals, including hazard symbols and safety data sheets.
In order to ensure label durability, we use varnished paper labels that are resistant to most chemicals, or apply PE labels wherever necessary. All labels are resistant to abrasion, forgery proof, and adhered with glue that is specially developed for use in the chemicals sector.

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Grades and Packaging Options

All our products are delivered in sophisticated and suitable packaging. The choice of packaging, however, varies from grade to grade. EMSURE® products are available in a large variety of packaging sizes and materials to suit your particular application requirements. EMPARTA® and EMPLURA® products are offered in standard pack sizes, for example, 1 kg or 25 kg for solids, and 2.5 L, 4 L, or 25 L for liquids.

Some Examples of Our Broad Range of Packaging Options

HDPE bottles
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  • Made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Convenient handling and dosage with integrated handle for 2.5 and 5 L bottles
  • Narrow base for efficient use of lab space
  • Low tare weight facilitates handling and reduces transport costs
  • Secure S40 screw cap with tamperproof seal
  • High pressure resistance (particularly for 2.5 L bottle with special base geometry)

Safebreak bottles
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  • Can withstand considerable impact force
  • Should breakage occur, liquid acid and glass splinters are reliably contained
  • Meets all safety requirements
  • Maintains high quality of contents
  • Can be incorporated in all logistic systems
  • Can be reused and ecologically disposed of
  • S40 screw cap prevents exposure to liquid or vapors
Stainless steel drums
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  • Optimum material characteristics avoid interactions with solvents
  • Returnable drums reduce costs and environmental waste
  • Compatible with a variety of withdrawal systems and level sensors
  • Optimum emptying characteristics
  • Stackable for efficient use of space

Related Resources

Empower your Lab        EMSURE®, EMPARTA®, EMPLURA®
Compliance and Documentation
Pharmaceutical Analysis
Specifications and Purity

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