Transport and Mailing Systems
Transport and Mailing Systems
Mailing envelopes offer the option of postal transport and internal transport via pneumatic post. Our mailing envelopes are available in various different sizes, and can also be delivered with customised print.
PE mailing envelope 180 x 310 mm
PE mailing envelope 123 x 310 mm
Label 145 x 98.5 mm, removable with monochrome black standard print 'Exempt Human Specimen', 1,000 pcs. packed in an inner box
Foam film bag 185x230 mm, 200 pieces packed in the case
Mailing envelope 320 x 440 x 0.2 mm
Plastic bag 230 x 300 mm with 50 mm adhesive tape, LDPE, film thickness 0.045 mm, Neutral
The transport cases have a confirmation from BAM (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing) that they can be shipped in accordance with P650 ADR. Certification of this can be requested from customer services.
We recommend that cool transport containers are disposed of after five years. If you wish to dispose of the container, please ask for the safety data sheet.
You can use this data sheet to contact your regional disposal company, which will be able to give you information on how to dispose of the container in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
Please note that disposal regulations may differ from region to region.
The foam attached inside the transport case cannot be replaced.
This is an exemption under category B (infectious substances allocated UN3373), but only applies if there is a professional assessment (e.g. from a doctor) stating that the patient samples to be shipped have no or minimal likelihood of containing a pathogen.
This assessment should be made on the basis of the known patient history, symptoms and individual background of the patient.
When being shipped, the samples must be packaged in accordance with P650. This exemption is not subject to the regulations of ADR and can therefore be transported with a courier driver with the label "EXEMPT HUMAN SPECIMEN" or "EXEMPT ANIMAL SPECIMEN".
In accordance with the packaging instructions P650, packaging for UN3373 must consist of at least three components:
- a primary tube
- a secondary tube
- outer packaging.
It is necessary to ensure that the two tubes are impervious to liquids (if liquid substances are being shipped) and one of the two has an internal pressure of 95 kPa (0.95 bar) with no loss of filling material.
An absorbent material which can soak up the entire filling quantity must be inserted between the two tubes.
At least one of the surfaces of the outer packaging must have minimum dimensions of 100 x 100 mm.
Wipe disinfection is recommended as a method of cleaning as this method rules out the risk of the product being subjected to mechanical or thermal stress.
In accordance with the regulations of Deutsche Post AG and the packaging directive P650 IATA/ADR, the mailing containers are a valid shipping system.
The mailing containers can be used for all Sarstedt mailing containers, and their integrated locking mechanism and the attached foam bag offer optimal fixation and padding of the secondary tube.