|Equipment||20″ Dry Freight Container||40″ Dry Freight Container||40″ High Cube Dry Container||45″ High Cube Dry Container|
|L 5.9m |
|L 12.1m |
|L 12.1m |
|L 13.6m |
|Door Opening||W 2.3m |
|W 2.3m |
|W 2.3m |
|W 2.3m |
|Tare Weight||1.900 kg |
|3.084 kg |
|2.900 kg |
|3.900 kg |
|Cubic Capacity||27 cbm||58 cbm||62 cbm||85.7 cbm|
|Payload ||22.100 kg |
|27.396 kg |
|29.600 kg |
|28.600 kg |
Euro Pallets: 1200mm x 800mm
US Pallets: 48″ x 40″ x 5.5″
Wooden pallets used in Asiapack follow the ISPM15 standard:
What is ISPM15? The International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures, publication #15.
FROM CHINESE SUPPLIER TO ASIAPACK:
Incoterm : FCA = FREE CARRIER. This means your products suppliers fulfil their obligation to deliver when they have 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. This means Asiapack (the seller) fulfils its obligation to deliver when the goods are made available at our premises to you, 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 = Free on Board (named port of shipment).
“Free on Board” means that the seller (You) fulfils its 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 OF TRANSPORT:
EXW Ex works
FCA Free carrier
CPT Carriage paid to
CIP Carriage and insurance paid to
DPU Delivered at place unloaded
DAP Delivered at place
DDP Delivered duty paid
RULES FOR SEA AND INLAND WATERWAY TRANSPORT:
FAS Free alongside ship
FOB Free on board
CFR Cost and freight
CIF Cost insurance and freight
Thermoforming: Also named Vacuum forming. The process of shaping a plastic sheet by heating the sheet and withdrawing the air between the sheet and mould.
PVC: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) – Polyvinyl chloride.
PP: Polypropylene (PP)
PE: Polyethylene (PE)
PET: Polyester / Polyethylene Terephtalate (PET)
High frequency sealed blister: Also called ultrasonic sealed blister, high frequency welded 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.
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: Also called captured blister. The blister is placed between two pieces of cardboard sealed together. Two single blisters can be used, to make the product visible from both front and 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.
Corrugate: Corrugate material is made from paper made of 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: Packaging directly in contact with the product (trapped blisters, unit boxes… are primary packaging).
Secondary packaging: The term used to describe larger cases or boxes that are used to group quantities of primary packaged goods for distribution (inner carton, outer carton… are secondary packaging).
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
PACKAGING PRINTING TERMINOLOGY:
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.
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. It’s 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: Also called back 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.
Digital Printing: Printing process more expensive and with poorer quality than offset printing, but 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.
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.
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.
Plastic resins identification codes and Greenpeace pyramid
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
High density polyethylene (HDPE)
Polivinyl chloride (PVC)
Low density polyethylene (LDPE)
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)
Plastic is 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. That’s why we do our best to provide eco-friendly packaging solutions and design ideas to our customers. When plastic is necessary, we minimise its use as much as we can.
Together let us empower each other to promote sustainable thinking with confidence and efficiency.
|Standards||Typical Caliper (mm) |
|E Flute |
|1.1 – 1.8 |
2.1 – 3.0
3.2 – 3.9
4.0 – 4.8
|EB Flute |
|Single-wall||B flute |
|B flute |
|E flute |
|300G CCNB +9B |
300G CCNB +9A
300G CCNB +9K
|Double-wall||BC flute |
|BC flute |
|BC flute |
|300G CCNB +3B+3B |
300G CCNB +3A+3A
300G CCNB +3K+3K
|Three-wall||AAC flute |
QUALITY INSPECTION STANDARDS
Acceptable Quality Level (AQL for short) 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.
With the AQL standard, 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 I: no Critical defect is accepted. For Major defects we use AQL 2.5 and for Minor defects we use AQL 4.0. This is generally the common requirement for consumer products.
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:
|Acceptable Quality Levels – AQL Level I|
|Lot size||Sample size|| |
|2 – 90||5||0||0|
|91 – 150||8||0||1|
|151 – 280||13||0||1|
|281 – 500||20||1||2|
|501 – 1,200||32||2||3|
|1,201 – 3,200||50||3||5|
|3,201 – 10,000||80||5||7|
|10,001 – 35,000||125||7||10|
|35,001 – 150,000||200||10||14|
|150,001 – 500,000||315||14||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.
If the lot has 200 pieces, 13 samples should be randomly taken out,
If no more than 1 minor defect found and no Major defect found, LOT ACCEPTED
If more than 1 minor defect found or 1 or more Major defect found, LOT REJECTED
If the lot has 5.000 pieces, 80 samples should be randomly taken out,
If no more than 7 minor defects found and no more than 5 Major defects found, LOT ACCEPTED
If more than 7 minor defects found or more than 5 Major defects found, LOT REJECTED