Container dimensions
Equipment 20" Dry Freight Container 40" Dry Freight Container 40" High Cube Dry Container 45" High Cube Dry Container
Interior
Dimensions
L 5.9m
W 2.3m
H 2.4m
L 12.1m
W 2.3m
H 2.4m
L 12.1m
W 2.3m
H 2.7m
L 13.6m
W 2.4m
H 2.7m
Door Opening W 2.3m
H 2.3m
W 2.3m
H 2.3m
W 2.3m
H 2.6m
W 2.3m
H 2.6m
Tare Weight 1.900 kg
4.189 lbs
3.084 kg
6.799 lbs
2.900 kg
6.393 lbs
3.900 kg
8.598 lbs
Cubic Capacity 27 cbm 58 cbm 62 cbm 85.7 cbm
Payload
22.100 kg
48.721 lbs
27.396 kg
60.397 lbs
29.600 kg
65.256 lbs
28.600 kg
63.052 lbs


Shipping pallets
Euro Pallets

1200mm x 800mm

Euro Paletts


US Pallets

48" x 40" x 5.5"

US Paletts

US Paletts

Info
What is ISPM15?
The International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures, publication #15.
Why ISPM15?
To prevent the international transport and spread of disease and insects that could negatively affect plants or ecosystems.
ISPM15 requirements?
WPM (pallets, crates, etc.) to be heat treated or fumigated with methyl bromide first. Then stamped with a mark of compliance.
What is classed as WPM?
ISPM15 applies to coniferous softwood and non-coniferous hardwood used as raw wood packaging material. Products exempt are made from alternative material, like paper, plastic or wood panel products.
More info?
Link: IPPC


Incoterms 2010

Incoterms 2010


From Chinese suppliers to Asiapack

Incoterm : FCA = FREE CARRIER

Free Carrier means that the seller fulfils his obligation to deliver when he has handed over the goods, cleared for export, into the charge of Asiapack at the Shenzhen Export Processing Zone.


From Asiapack to YOU

Incoterm : EXW = Ex Works

"Ex works" means that Asiapack fulfils his obligation to deliver when he has made the goods available at his premises to the buyer. The buyer bears all costs and risks involved in taking the goods from the seller's premises to the desired destination.


From YOU to your customer

YOU can sell to your own customer under Asiapack EXW term, or FOB

Incoterm :FOB = Free on Board (named port of shipment)

"Free on Board" means that the seller (YOU) fulfils his obligation to deliver when the goods have passed over the ship's rail at the named port of shipment. This means that the buyer has to bear all costs and risks of loss of or damage to the goods from that point. The FOB term requires the seller to clear the goods for export.

Rules for any mode or modes of transport

EXW
FCA
CPT
CIP
DAT
DAP
DDP Ex works
Free carrier
Carriage paid to
Carriage and insurance paid to
Delivered at terminal
Delivered at place
Delivered duty paid

Rules for sea and inland waterway transport

FAS
FOB
CFR
CIF Free alongside ship
Free on board
Cost and freight
Cost insurance and freight


Packaging definition
Packaging Terminology
Thermoforming
Also named Vacuum forming The process of shaping a plastic sheet by heating the sheet and withdrawing the air between the sheet and mold.
Vacuum forming
Also named Thermoforming The process of shaping a plastic sheet by heating the sheet and withdrawing the air between the sheet and mold.
PVC
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) – Polyvinyl chloride.
PP
Polypropylene (PP)
PE
Polyethylene (PE)
PET
Polyester / Polyethylene Terephtalate (PET)
High frequency sealed blister
Ultrasonic sealed blister
HF welded blister
HF ultrasonic blister
The two blister halves are joined by high-frequency (HF) welding. The resulting joint can only be broken with a knife or scissors. Hence, HF welded blisters are perfect for heavy products and items attractive to shoplifters.
Sealed blister
Heat sealed blister
The blister is sealed to the blister card by using heat and pressure. The card has a heat-activated coating.
Trapped blister
Captured blister
The blister is placed between two pieces of cardboard sealed together. Both two single blisters or a double sides blister (clamshell) can be used. These are visible from both the front and the back of the packaging. This design has great promotional value as the contents are clearly visible. It is also attractive for environmental reasons, because the packaging components (plastic and cardboard) can be separated completely and it uses much less plastic than similar size HF sealed blister.
Shrink Wrap
The blister is placed between two pieces of cardboard sealed together. Both two single blisters or a double sides blister (clamshell) can be used. These are visible from both the front and the back of the packaging. This design has great promotional value as the contents are clearly visible. It is also attractive for environmental reasons, because the packaging components (plastic and cardboard) can be separated completely and it uses much less plastic than similar size HF sealed blister.
Corrugated
Corrugated is made from paper made up cellulose fibers. The board consists of formed fluting that is faced with a liner on both sides. Corrugated board consists of one or more sheets of fluted paper adhered to one or more liner papers. The manufacturing process requires at least two layers of paper, very high humidity (steam), glue and heating only, that’s why corrugated is treated as environmental friendly product.
Flutes
Arches in the corrugated carton are known as flutes, they resist bending and pressure from all directions, capable of supporting a great deal of weight. When pressure is applied to the side of the board, the space in between the flutes acts as a cushion to protect the container’s contents. At the same time, the vertical liner board provides more strength and protects the flutes from damage. Flutes come in several standard shapes or flute profiles (A, B, C, E, F, etc.). A-flute was the first to be developed and is the largest common flute profile. B-flute was next and is much smaller. C-flute followed and is between A and B in size. E-flute is smaller than B and F-flute is smaller yet.
Single-wall carton
This is a corrugated fiberboard carton made by gluing a sheet of fluted corrugated material between two flat sheets of linerboard.
Double-wall carton
This is a corrugated fiberboard carton made of three sheets of linerboard interleaved with two sheets of fluted corrugated material.
Drop Test
The purpose of this test is not only to test the actual package but also to see how well the intended content is protected by the package. The test simulates actual shocks by dropping the package and its intended content freely against a rigid plane surface from a predetermined height. The package is set up to hit the surface at a particular angle and on a particular attitude, face, edge or corner, of the package.
Vibration Test
Various forms of transportation vibrations can be simulated by means of a vibration test. The test-bench can be made to swing and vibrate in almost any direction with a number of frequencies and amplitudes to emulate the transportation being used.
Primary packaging
the wrapping or containers handled by the consumer.
Secondary packaging
The term used to describe larger cases or boxes that are used to group quantities of primary packaged goods for distribution .
Shelf-ready packaging
Packaging that goes straight from the factory to point of sale without being unwrapped.
Shelf appeal
How a pack appears at point of sale against its competitors.
Die Cutting
The process of cutting carton or plastic into a shape
Prototype
A model or mock-up of the proposed solution
Package Printing &
Printer's Terms
DPI
Dots per inch; a measure of a printer’s resolution. The higher the number, the better the print quality. A minimum of 300 dpi usually is required for professional-looking results. 72 dpi for web results.
CMYK
Stands for the colors Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Black. In print design, colors are defined as a percentage of each of these 4 colors. For example, the CMYK abbreviation for the color black would be 0-0-0-100. In contrast, display devices (i.e. computer monitors) typically define colors using RGB.
FTP
Stands for File Transfer Protocol. FTP allows you to copy or send files (HTML-documents, graphic images, spreadsheets, etc ) from one computer to another via the Internet.
Offset/Lithographic Printing
Most print shops use offset printing to produce large volumes of high-quality documents. Although the equipment and set-up costs are relatively high, the actual printing process is relatively inexpensive. Its a printing technique whereby ink is spread on a metal plate with etched images, then transferred to an intermediary surface such as a rubber blanket, and finally applied to paper by pressing the paper against the intermediary surface. The equipment is a multi-station (up to eight) printing machine to print and/or coat up to six colours on to sheets or a fast-moving web.
Reverse Printing
Printing on a transparent film so that the printing will be on the inside of the package and be observed through the film. Permits a higher gloss package because no printing is on the outside, but usually places the printing in contact with the contents. Back printing is a more accurate term.
Digital Printing
It’s more expensive and poorer quality than Offset printing, but is good for small runs and for saving time. Mechanical Steps Are Eliminated, digital printing eliminates numerous mechanical steps in the conventional printing process, including making films, color proofs, manually stripping the pieces together and making plates.
Digital Proof
A type of hardcopy sample output directly from digital files, provided by the print provider and used by the client to verify the accuracy of their print application prior to the actual production of the project. Digital proofs give clients the assurance that their print applications will be produced accurately.
Screen Printing
Screen-printing is often used to print on assembled boxes. Printing is done directly on the box or sheet, by pressing the ink through a net template onto the plywood.
4-color-process
The process of combining four basic colors to create a printed color picture or colors composed from the basic four colors.
Pantone Matching System (or PMS)
The Pantone matching system is used for specifying and blending match colors. It provides designers with swatches of over 700 colors and gives printers the recipes for making those colors. This is a way to spec out an exact universal color, whereas a 4 color process has a margin of error.
Bleed or Bleeding Edge
When a page or a cover design extends to and off the edge of the paper it is called a “bleed”. In print design, the artwork or block of color must extend off the edge of the page. The artwork or block of color is then printed on larger-size paper. Then the printed page is trimmed to the desired size.
Embossing
A pattern pressed into the backside of a surface to create a raised texture.
Crop marks
Printed lines showing where to trim a printed sheet.
Dieline
An electronic file usually supplied by the printer or client to show where the
 measurements and the cut marks are for a specific print or package.
Matte Finish
Dull paper without gloss or luster.
Score
A crease put on paper to help it fold better.
Spot varnish
Varnish used to highlight a specific part of the printed sheet.
Hologram
A three-dimensional picture that is made on a photo sensitive glass plate using a laser as the light source. From this plate a shim is made and the image is stamped into a metallic foil.
Hot Stamping
Applying foil with the use of heat, pressure and dwell to various substrates, such as paper, plastic, wood and leather.
UV coating
Liquid laminate bonded and cured with ultraviolet light. Environmentally friendly.
Varnish
A clear liquid applied to printed surfaces for looks and protection. (UV coating looks better.)
SKU (stock keeping unit)
An individual product line and size variant
UPC Bar Code
The number and symbol that identifies the exact product in terms of size, color, configuration and other attributes.
Consolidation
The combination of two or more consignments to create a more economical freight solution.
Pick-and-Pack
The process by which goods are picked against customers' orders and then packed for onward distribution.


Resin identification codes and Greenpeace pyramid

Plastic packaging resin identification codes - See pdf

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Polyethylene
terephthalate (PET)
High density
polyethylene (HDPE)
Polivinyl
chloride (PVC)
Low density
polyethylene (LDPE)
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Polypropylene (PP) Polystyrene (PS) or expanded polystyrene (EPS) Other materials which cannot be classified
in any of the above. (e.g polycarbonate,
polyamide and new biodegrable plastics)



Greenpeace pyramid

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Packaging professionals recognize plastic as a wonderful material (light, durable and transparent) but also as a source of great environmental stress - in its petroleum-based extraction and its ecological persistence.

Nevertheless recent developments have significantly improved the re-use of higher percentages of recycled plastics, thus encouraging the reclamation of existing waste plastic. Biopolymers should slowly replace the use of plastics, but this cannot happen overnight.

As a manufacturer and direct consumer of plastic materials, Asiapack is aware of this critical environmental challenge.

Together let us empower each other to promote sustainable thinking with confidence and efficiency.



Corrugated carton
Standards Typical Caliper (mm)
(i.e. Thickness)
Section
Single-face
corrugated board
E Flute
B Flute
C Flute
A Flute
1.1 – 1.8
2.1 – 3.0
3.2 - 3.9
4.0 - 4.8
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Double-wall
corrugated board
EB Flute
BC Flute
CC Flute
4.06
6.50
7.33
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Triple-wall
corrugated board
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Single-wall B flute
Brown Carton
B flute
White Carton
E flute
Color Box
Weakest
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Strongest
B33
B3B
A3B
A3A
K3A
K3K
W3B

W3A

W3K
300G CCNB +9B

300G CCNB +9A

300G CCNB +9K


Double-wall BC flute
Brown Carton
BC flute
White Carton
BC flute
Color Box
Weakest
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Strongest
B=C
B=B
A=B
K=A
K=K
W=B

W=A

W=K
300G CCNB +3B+3B

300G CCNB +3A+3A

300G CCNB +3K+3K


Three-wall AAC flute
Brown Carton
Weakest
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Strongest
A33B33B
A33A33A
K33A33A
K33K33K


AQL

Acceptance sampling is a compromise between not doing any inspection at all and 100% inspection.

This international quality control standards clearly defines the number of samples to be drawn for inspection from a given lot or consignment. It also suggests the maximum number of defective items allowed in the sample size.

Associated with the AQL, here is a confidence statement you can make:

If the lot passes the sampling plan, you can state with 95% confidence that the quality level of the lot is equal to or better than the AQL (i.e., the defective rate of the lot < AQL).

On the other hand, if the lot fails the sampling plan, you can state with 95% confidence that the quality level of the lot is worse than the AQL.

Unless otherwise instructed, ASIAPACK uses the Single Sampling Plan Normal Level II

This is generally the common requirement for consumer products manufactured in China.

Critical defects: no critical defect is accepted

Major defects: AQL 2.5

Minor defects: AQL 4.0

Critical defects, major defects and minor defects

Defects detected during visual inspection are classified within 3 categories:

Critical: likely to result in unsafe condition or contravene mandatory regulation

Major: reduces the usability of the product or is an obvious appearance defect

Minor: doesn't reduce the usability of the product, but is a defect beyond the defined quality standard.

Customers can specify what points are minor, major or critical in a checking-list together with the inspection criteria and product specification.

We use the AQL table to calculate the number of sample drawn depending on shipment Quantity.

The required sample size and maximum defects allowed will be shown in the following:

Accept Quality Levels - AQL Level II
Lot size Sample size 0.65 1 1.5
Max defects
Major
2.5
Max defects
Minor
4
6.5
151 - 280 32 1 1 1 2 3 5
281 - 500 50 1 1 2 3 5 7
501 - 1200 80 1 2 3 5 7 10
1201 - 3200 125 2 3 5 7 10 14
3201 - 10000 200 3 5 7 10 14 21
10001 - 35000 315 5 7 10 14 21 21
35001 - 150000 500 7 10 14 21 21 21
150001 - 500000 800 10 14 21 21 21 21
> 500000 1,250 14 21 21 21 21 21

Samples are randomly drawn from the square root of cartons (√(total number of cartons). i.e. If 100 cartons, you need to select samples from 10 different cartons, and randomly within those cartons.

We use the AQL table to calculate the number of sample drawn depending on shipment Quantity.

Example 1

If the lot has 200 pieces, 32 samples should be randomly taken out,

If less than 3 minor defects found and less than 2 Major defect found, LOT ACCEPTED

If more than 3 minor defects found or more than 2 Major defect found, LOT REJECTED

Example 2

If the lot has 10.000 pieces, 200 samples should be randomly taken out,

If less than 14 minor defects found and less than 10 Major defect found, LOT ACCEPTED

If more than 14 minor defects found or more than 10 Major defect found, LOT REJECTED