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Latest News from ROPAC®

Here we share with you the latest news on the Schoeller Allibert Swiss Sàrl company and the innovative range of Ropac® UN Certified products and solutions:

Carbon Neutral Certification
ROPAC® Climate-neutral

ROPAC® is part of Schoeller Allibert and adheres to Schoeller Allibert's sustainability strategy, which also includes a holistic climate strategy.

Schoeller Allibert’s Sustainability Strategy >

Schoeller Allibert's climate strategy consists of several elements. The most significant is the transition to renewable energy at all of its operations, which includes the installation of solar panels, the scaling up of using recycled materials, and the promotion of reusable packaging as a strategy to move to a circular and low-carbon future. 97% of Schoeller Allibert's turnover already comes from the production of reusable and returnable transport packaging. ROPAC's® products are the noteworthy exception: the plastic pails produced here are mainly single use. Therefore, we want to strengthen our sustainability ambition at ROPAC® with some extra measures through South Pole, the Group's independent partner for our carbon footprint and climate strategy. Alongside other actions we’re launching to reduce our footprint, we’re offsetting our unavoidable emissions by purchasing carbon credits from South Pole's certified climate action projects around the world. We are working with South Pole to make our ROPAC® site and pails climate neutral and we are looking forward to presenting you with full details soon.

What ROPAC® has done so far to improve its carbon footprint and what it means to be a climate neutral site will be revealed in detail in our following newsletter.
Sustainability Rating on Ecovadis
Sustainability Rating on Ecovadis
The percentile rank shows how we score compares to other companies. With 94th percentile means that our score is higher than 94% of all companies rated by Ecovadis.

Schoeller Allibert Swiss Sàrl is proud to announce that we are now considered advanced in terms of sustainability performance and received a gold medal from Ecovadis!
News Memberships
In our aim to remain constantly informed of the evolution of regulations in the transport of dangerous goods, we have joined two new associations in UK, BADGP (British Dangerous Goods) and SIA (The Security Industry Authority).

We became also a member of the Cosmed association in France, which will allow us to monitor more closely the expectations of the cosmetics industry.
Increased UN Certification Level
Increased UN Certification Level
In order to meet the expectations of the recycling sector for contaminated laboratory materials, we have reassessed the performance level of our UN type V approval for our ROPAC® 32LH bucket.

We had previously obtained an X9.5 certification which seemed too limited to professionals in this sector.

We are now proud to announce that our ROPAC® pail has obtained X16.2 certification for packaging 16.2 Kg of class I contaminated material for recycling treatment.
Makeover for our 20 litres pail
Makeover for our 20 litres pail!
The 20 Litre UN Solid mould has been the backbone of our UN Solid offering for many years, however the time has come to replace the mould which meets all of our strict quality criteria and, of course, the demands of the UN certification.

We can confirm that the materials, UN number, performance and production quality will all remain as before. Our planning and logistics colleagues will work hard to limit any disruption to your on-going business.

One small visual difference is the absence of the ‘criss-cross’ ribs on the inside of the pail, these are now absent as technological progress allows us to achieve a smooth design without any negative impacts on stacking strength or UN performance.  One benefit of this new ‘smooth’ design is that it improves the possibility to remove all the contents from the pail and, additionally, a smooth print surface should clients apply labels or need ‘digital’ printing for the future.
Patrick Pfyffer
New ROPAC® Sales Director
We are pleased to welcome Patrick Pfyffer as the new Sales Director of ROPAC® Packaging Solutions.

Patrick, after his ongoing training period, will take over the position from Frédéric Pavesi, who will take a new path in his professional career starting October 2019. Patrick is a graduate printing & packaging engineer and also has an MBA. With a background in project management, Patrick has also excelled in marketing and sales manager roles, as well as becoming a managing director in the field of packaging and packaging equipment. On top of his ROPAC® marketing & sales management role, he will be in charge of further developing the Swiss market segments, as well as following up several key accounts and supporting new product development projects. He will be actively involved in the co-direction of Schoeller Allibert Swiss Sàrl.
New UN Certification 32LH Combined
The recovery and transport of contaminated laboratory products for destruction require special precautions under ADR. We have successfully conducted combined UN packing tests in our laboratory with the ROPAC® MP 32LH bucket for the transport of glass bottles filled with hazardous liquid. Four one-litre glass bottles are placed inside the UN pail and secured with vermiculite, drop and stack tests are then performed on the combination pack according to regulatory criteria. This solution has achieved a type V certification for X9.5 class I products. Schoeller Allibert Swiss is continuing its efforts to improve this level of performance.
ROPAC® joins the Dutch Coatings Association
We are pleased to announce that ROPAC® Packaging was accepted as an associate member of the Dutch Coatings Association in January 2019. A nice start to the new year for us.

We are very active within the Benelux countries and already supplying our UN approved solids and liquids pails into this market successfully.

Our intention is to participate as much as we can with our new friends and try to contribute to this growing industry segment. We enjoy meeting the users and the people who specify our products and always look to contribute with our packaging knowledge within the industrial coatings segment.

We look forward to a long and happy relationship with the VVVF.
Not all pails are equal!
Not all pails are equal!
ROPAC® Prime UN Liquid offer unrivalled Certification and quality to protect your product and the environment too. 

Put your trust in the market leader of high performance UN certified plastic packaging.

ROPAC® pails provide safe protection for high value solid and liquid goods.

ROPAC® pails are UN certified for the safe transportation of hazardous solid and liquid products.

Tough design and an unique sealing system provides protection from costly and dangerous leaks and spills.

Integrated tamper evident feature.
50th Anniversary of the Romont site
A bit of history…
Originally, the company Métallurgie et Plastic SA used our actual site for drawing and rolling metal profiles. This production site also produced under Schoeller’s bottle crates license for the Swiss market before being purchased in 1976 by Alexander Schoeller.In the meantime, Mr. Albert Demond and Rudolf Liechti created in 1974 the Ropac® buckets to stabilize the fluctuating production volumes of the bottle crates.During the 80s and 90s, our Romont factory produced mainly bottle crates with a turnover 4 to 5 times bigger than the one generated by the sales of pails. And at that time, 70% of the Ropac® pails sales were made in Switzerland, mainly by the paint industry.The paint industry has gradually turned to lighter and cheaper foreign pails, our company has concentrated its Ropac® activity on segments close to chemicals replying to a demand for certified packaging for the transport of hazardous goods. At the same time, the Ropac® business has extended into industries needing to pack high value products in Switzerland as well as more and more abroad.

2005 : Pivotal year!
And this is how in 2005 the first Ropac® UN Liquid certified pails were launched on to the market, implying as well the increase of our export sales. With strong financial stability , the Ropac® ranges enlarged constantly and our sales as well, due to specific solutions in wide domains of applications. End 2014, our turnover doubled compared to 2004, our export volume increased from 30 to 70% in the same time. We sell now from Romont our Ropac® pails worldwide.

The future for Schoeller Allibert Swiss Sarl and Ropac® products
There is no doubt that we will face a lot of challenges in the future: In a world of continuous improvement we are constantly looking to progress, not only by upgrading our production facilities from tooling to machinery, but also continuing to extend our knowledge experience due to constant stronger changes in worldwide regulations (food, pharma, etc).The next few years will be marked with the arrival of new packaging solutions developed to perform in the toughest of environments and we look forward to introducing them to our customers.And it is natural that we want to thank our customers for their loyalty and trust, as well as our personnel for their engagement, motivation and strong belief in Ropac®.
16 Jun 2017
Summer Production Notice…..
We would like to bring you the good news that our production site will remain open during the summer holiday period, however with limited personnel planned in weeks 31, 32 and 33, production will have some limitations. In view of this it would be prudent to place any orders for this period before July 3rd to avoid any delays and save disappointment.Please note that our lead time is currently 3 weeks for standard products; 4 weeks for special productions.

16th June 2017

02 Sep 2016
MEET THE DISTRIBUTOR - Pacplast GmbH - Switzerland
Chosen for their indepth quality and achievements, ROPAC® are pleased to work with Pacplast GmbH - distributors in the field of UN certified solid and liquid packaging solutions in Switzerland.

Pacplast GmbH was created in 2007 as part of the Polynova Group. In 2013, Pacplast GmbH became independent and grew successfully as a competitive reselling company in the field of plastic packaging.

Pacplast products are offered for applications as diverse as scientific and laboratory domains, food and delicatessen, health, industry and logistics, construction and decorating. From order to delivery, Pacplast offers a constant high level of services.

Pacplast large assortment features UN certified pails, light pails, barrels and jerry cans from 1 to 60 litres in various colors.

Furthermore, Pacplast are very much involved in supporting their clients needs with technical advise and carefully following the market trends and latest, innovative packaging technologies.

ROPAC® being a high quality producer, the cooperation was a logical progression between the two companies in which Pacplast took a leading distributor role. ROPAC® is very proud to collaborate with the Pacplast team. Through them, we assure our customers a local, reliable and quality support and service.

We invite you to visit the website of Pacplast GmbH to learn more about their complete portfolio.

Fidel Fillaud
14 Jul 2016
MEET THE DISTRIBUTOR - Fidel Fillaud - France
The sales and distribution of our Ropac® UN certified pails for solids and liquids demands a technical approach.  The transport of hazardous goods or added value products obliges the user to control all aspects tied to security.  At Schoeller Allibert, we are on a daily basis ensuring the quality of our products, as well as our services.  As a consequence we select our partnerships in distribution with the same high level of attention too.

At the end of the 1990’s, at the SIPEC exhibition in Orléans, Philippe DELISLE (Sales Manager of Schoeller Allibert at that time) met Mr Jean-François BOUTIER (CEO Fidel Fillaud) and Mr Lionel PROU (Sales Manager of the Fidel Fillaud Group), it became inevitable that our common values would lead to a commercial partnership which lasts now for almost twenty years.

Fillaud SA is still a family business formed in 1929 in Nantes. The original activity of the company was the production of wooden barrels and stainless steel tanks. By the early 1960’s, the activities enlarged with the sales and distribution of containers.  Fidel Fillaud benefits from an experience of over fifty years in industrial packaging and from a constant growth of its activities across France.

Nowadays Fidel Fillaud has 7 regional distribution agencies on the French and Belgian territories. Each site comprises a dedicated and knowledgeable sales team, with storage facilities of around 25000 m2 with a fleet of 10 trucks.  The competence of its sale teams, together with a close geographical presence and strong professional relationships with major packaging producers, have elevated Fidel Fillaud to a leading position on the French market.

We actively support the Fidel Fillaud teams in organizing trainings on Ropac® pails and we are able to reply anytime to technical questions raised by our distributor, as all our customers deserve the same high level of service.

With the distribution of Ropac® Pails handled by Fidel Fillaud, we are assured of our service offering of our packaging solutions to the important French market.  

Should you wish to learn more about Fidel Fillaud, please follow the link:
Lastly, to learn more about the Ropac® products of the Schoeller Allibert company, feel free to visit
29 Jun 2016
Sustainability of UN Packaging
In our continuing series on UN Packaging, this week we cover Sustainability of UN Packaging…..

Sustainable Packaging is defined as ‘the development and use of packaging which results in improved sustainability’. Put simply, it requires more analysis and documentation to look at the packaging design, choice of materials, processing, and life cycle.

For UN Packaging we have a mixed points to consider, the Package must be robust to resist the product, prevent leakage when dropped and be able to remain a stable pack during long supply chains and in extremes of weather.  These kind of requirements dictate that the containers are typically built to robust and strong materials with longer than normal production cycles.  On the flip-side, a robust and strong container can be used many times if it is has a good re-sealable lid (and renewable tamper evident feature), can be cleaned to a high enough level for re-use and last many, many supply cycles.

From date of manufacture a UN Package is certified for 5 years, so if you are re-using a Plastic Drum for a hazardous application you should ensure there is no deterioration of the pack and that it isn’t used for Dangerous Goods applications beyond the 5 years.  Some Packs lend themselves to being reconditioned, typically these are Metal Drums and IBC’s. Fibre or Plastic Drums don’t lend themselves to reconditioning and you can imagine that UN Corrugated Cartons are a real ‘no-go’ for re-using.  As a sustainable choice, if you can’t re-use then you can at least recycle and this is where mono-material packs win as they can be re-ground or melted down for further uses.

For ROPAC®, sustainability means that we use green energy, that we reutilise the heat from production equipment to heat our offices.  Our containers are Nestable and stackable, so are efficient for logistics and are produced from 100% recyclable materials.

Contact ROPAC® today for more advice and information on choosing and using UN Packaging
Transporting UN Packaging
14 Jun 2016
Transporting UN Packaging
In our continuing series on UN Packaging, this week we cover Transporting UN Packaging…..

So, you and your DGSA have chosen your UN packaging, performed your stability test and packaged and labelled it in line with the requirements. You are ready to ship – its ready to go!!

As we mentioned previously, there are different rules for transporting goods by air, road or sea.  By Air the rules are covered by IATA (LINK), by road ADR (LINK) and by sea IMDG (LINK).  Each of these modes of transport carries its own risk of accidents, subsequently they will have different criteria for shipping.  You can imagine that certain hazardous cargo spilled onto land may not do damage to the environment or health, but if it was to fall into the ocean, then marine life and the environment could be damaged.

Before the truck or van even arrives to site, it is an important responsibility of the shipper to declare the package as a hazardous material, or dangerous goods, to the carriers.  These carriers are specialists in shipping Dangerous Goods and work to strict regulations to ensure the safety of their staff, the public, property and the environment.  Many dangerous goods cannot be shipped with other products, so proper declarations allow the carrier to designate the correct vehicle and segregate loads correctly.

Details of the shipment and all relevant records (either paper or electronic) must be retained for two years after the material is accepted by the initial carrier.  For hazardous waste, the rules are slightly different and records must be retained for three years and you can be sure that each and every Shipping company will double check the package and documentation to ensure it meets the required regulation.

At ROPAC®, we can work with your Packaging Technologists, Engineers and DGSA’s to ensure you choose the right packaging, that it arrives safe and well with your clients and keeps you and your companies reputation on the right side of the law.

Contact ROPAC® today for more advice and information on choosing and using UN Packaging
Bark Verpakkingen
14 Jun 2016
MEET THE DISTRIBUTOR - Bark Verpakkingen - Benelux
Bark Verpakkingen has worked hard to become one of the leading Industrial Packaging suppliers in the Benelux markets and its success is a credit to Berny Plas (Owner and Managing Director) and the team that he has put together in realising such phenomenal growth and success.  The combination of hard work and focused strategy has resulted in Bark Verpakkingen having an enviable reputation for quality, service and added value.  It was because of these core qualities and achievements that ROPAC® is pleased to have Bark Verpakkingen as their Strategic Resellers to support and distribute the range of UN Liquid and UN Solid certified solutions throughout the Benelux area.

The Bark business was formed in Apeldoorn (NL) in 1978, initially supplying IBC’s, steel and plastic drums for predominantly liquid applications.  Over time, and in the interest of supporting the needs and requirements of their expanding client base, they extended their offering to encompass everything from jerricans, plastic and tinplate pails to UN approved cardboard packaging – becoming a truly ‘Value Added Service Supplier’.

During these years they had the possibility to grow further by strategic acquisitions of local packaging resellers in the Benelux markets and build one of the most experienced, knowledgeable and service focused teams to support their clients and the Bark offering, and this is where this success story becomes even more interesting…..

Bark Verpakkingen is not just a ‘me-too’ supplier of packaging, they are genuine, knowledgeable and reliable partners in optimising their clients packaging management with the mission to optimise the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).  The team work closely with their clients to apply and implement lean management principles using their vast experience, extensive knowledge of products, materials and legislation in conjunction with very latest smart logistics and simple, common sense.  This results in significant financial savings for their clients and improved productivity.

Given that ROPAC® is neither a ‘me-too’ bucket producer there was a very logical fit between our two businesses, which has resulted in Bark Verpakkingen becoming one of our leading and most successful Strategic Resellers.  Out of their 8,000 square meter warehouse in Eerbeek (NL) they have the ability to store 12,000 pallets and distribute daily through-out Benelux with a modern fleet of trucks pulling their distinctive and eye-catching ‘Bark’ trailers.

But Bark Verpakkingen offering goes even beyond supply!....with their sister company Bark Innovations, which they formed in late 2010, they have the ability to brainstorm, design, engineer, prototype and produce new and innovative packaging solutions.  Since then, their creations and solutions have won numerous awards, including the prestigious Starpack 2012 Gold Award (UK) and also the ‘Best Packaging Innovation’ Award at the 2013 Packaging Innovations show in Birmingham (UK).

ROPAC® is proud to collaborate with Berny Plas and the Bark Verpakkingen team.  When we have clients needing local support and can recognise the added value of procurement services or the full outsourcing concept, then we know they are in excellent hands with them.

Learn more about the Bark Verpakkingen business and their sourcing / supply solutions or visit Bark Innovations to discover the possibilities of new product design and developments.
UN Packaging
01 Jun 2016
Handling UN Packaging
In our continuing series on UN Packaging, this week we cover Handling UN Packaging…..

The safe handling and transportation of hazardous materials begins with training.  Within the European Union, a specially trained and certified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) is necessary if you transport dangerous goods.  There are a few exceptions, but these are very limited and examples can be..
  • If the products are packed in ‘limited quantities’.
  • Your moving them a very short distance by road (between buildings on an industrial estate).
…however for all other cases you should either get a member of staff trained as a DGSA or use a company that specialises in providing dangerous goods safety advice.

The DGSA professional will ensure all Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are present for the product being shipped, that the classification and communication of the hazard is properly respected for the mode of transport that will take place (Road, Rail, Air or Sea).  These different forms of transport can influence enormously the quantity per package, the marking and labelling and any documentation or certification.

In handling UN certified packaging, the DGSA will ensure that the UN approval in not invalidated.  Certified packaging goes under very precise and strict approval processes and manufacturing standards which mean it should be used strictly in accordance with the relevant approval documents (the test report and certificate).

The regulations require the packaging supplier to provide the user with all the information necessary to enable them to prepare the package for transport in accordance with the approved specification. This is done by providing the user with a copy of the test report accompanied by clear instructions, description of the method of assembly and closing, e.g. the type of adhesive tape that should be used to close a box and where it should be applied, or how tight to close a screw cap on a bottle or drum.

We are then ready for Transportation……which we will cover in the next article.

At ROPAC®, we can work with your Packaging Technologists, Engineers and DGSA’s to ensure you choose the right packaging, that it arrives safe and well with your clients and keeps you and your companies reputation on the right side of the law.

Contact ROPAC® today for more advice and information on choosing and using UN Packaging
Validating UN Packaging
18 May 2016
Validating UN Packaging
In our continuing series on UN Packaging, this week we cover Validating UN Packaging…..

In collaboration with a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) validating the right UN Approved Packaging is an important issue, besides ensuring it meets the regulations, pack weight and the kind of container you can use and how you will ship it, however there are many more things to consider….

Pack weights are very important, is the package to be handled by automated equipment? safe and easy for operatives to store and use?  Will all the contents be used at once and if not, can the container be easily resealed without any product degradation?  Is it Tamper Evident? Is it logistically efficient?

Other items to consider are temperatures, do you hot-fill but still need to close the container immediately? Are the containers being palletised into a container and shipped via the Tropics, where temperatures can reach anywhere between 50°C (at sea) and even 70°C if stored on land in direct sunlight.  Could this make the pallet stacks collapse?  If the product is moisture sensitive then consideration should be given to humidity? Will it solidify or degrade the product?  Does it need an air-pressure vent?

With some fine, micronized powders, explosions are a real and present danger, so having a container which will limit the chance of static and dissipate any electrical charge is really necessity.  In many industries, cleanliness and hygiene management are prerequisites for Pharma, Food and Coatings applications – does this mean optically clean is good enough?  Will you use 1 or 2 Liners?  Do you Gamma-Irradiate to sterilise? If so, will this affect the packaging?

As clients become more socially aware, choosing a sustainable package is increasingly a hot topic.  Can it be cleaned to a good standard so that it can be safely re-used, is the supply chain feasible to consider re-use? Can the pack have a second life? Can it be easily recycled?

This is only a selection of the very important criteria, Packaging Technologists and the Purchasing Team consider when looking into new containers. 
Let ROPAC® support your new product or pack change…..

Contact ROPAC® today for more advice and information on choosing and using UN Packaging
10 May 2016
Welcome - Céline COLIN
We are very pleased to announce that at the beginning of April, our quality focused organisation was expanded by the addition of Céline Colin.  Céline will be our QHSE Manager based out of our Romont (CH) manufacturing facility.

Céline comes to us from Lons-le-Saunier (France), where she was a quality and environment coordinator for 4½ years in a processed cheese factory.  Before that, she studied Food process engineering with a specialisation in QHSE management. Céline is originally from Lille (France) and in her free time Céline enjoys theater and hiking.

Céline will assist us with all aspects of the Quality, Environment, Safety and Health for our Romont site and support the team to make ROPAC® even stronger for our future..

Welcome to ROPAC® Céline! – We wish you a very enjoyable start and a long and successful career with the ROPAC® team.
04 May 2016
MEET THE DISTRIBUTOR - Patrico Ltd - United Kingdom
When ROPAC® were looking for a distributor and stockist to support their ambitions for United Kingdom, they were looking for a company that mirrored its competences, namely –Reputation, Knowledge and Service

We weren’t necessarily looking for the biggest, but we were definitely looking for the BEST!

Patrico Ltd was founded in June 1983 and was built on the foundations of service and reliability, 33 years later they’ve become well known in the industry of having the right product, at the right price delivered at the right time.  They are true partners in their clients supply chains and are committed to offering industry leading levels of service.

Given that ROPAC® are manufacturing a range of plastic containers for high added-value products and applications, some of which require UN Certification, our strategic distributor must really understand the dynamics of technical packaging solutions.  Patrico became a very logical fit to help us better serve our clients’ needs and grow our business in our target markets here in the United Kingdom, as they were already very well established within the Inks, Coatings and Chemicals segments.

With our production being based in beautiful Switzerland, some clients need a more ‘just in time’ delivery service, this is also where Patrico are able to support us.  Out of their site in Tewksbury, they run a fleet of the latest Mercedes-Benz trucks, serving the whole country with express deliveries of a wide range of industrial packaging.  They also have smaller vans which can be deployed rapidly to support customer’s urgent needs.

Over the past years, Patrico have proven themselves to be a valuable and trusted partner for the ROPAC® brand, for that we are immensely grateful.

Visit to learn more about the Patrico business.
UN Packaging Choices
03 May 2016
Choices in UN Packaging.
In our continuing series on UN Packaging, this week we cover Choices in UN Packaging..

Who is responsible for choosing UN Packaging?  The company who manufactures a product which is classified as a dangerous good, is technically responsible, as it will have developed and formulated the product.  This new product will have to be analysed by an independent chemical analysis laboratory to determine its composition and a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) will then be created.  This is an essential part of the commercial process and will help determine the packaging options for such a product.

The product will be assessed for three very critical characteristics – Flammability, Toxicity and Corrosiveness.  These assessments will determine if the product will be considered as a ‘Dangerous Product’ and will indicate if the product is considered (I) Extreme Danger (II) Medium Danger or (III) Less Dangerous Goods.  This level of danger will be clearly indicated on the MSDS.

Dangerous Goods are classified into nine categories (some categories even have sub-divisions) as indicated in the download and designated with a UN Number.  The UN Number can be either a very specific (unique) number or a more general number for product that is not described elsewhere.  The latter will not be found directly within the legislation, but will be a number allocated to a more ‘generic’ product group which shows the characteristics of the product.  Every chemical substance will have a UN number and this will help determine the type of packaging to be used.  In addition, the MSDS will indicate a Packaging Group for which the substance comes under.  Every UN quality mark contains a letter that corresponds to a Packaging Group as indicated below….

Using both the classification and the UN number, we have to look at the regulations associated with the desired form of transport. ADR (EU), DOT (US) apply to road transport, RID applies to rail transport, IMO (IMDG) applies to maritime transport and ICAO (IATA) applies to transport by air.  But we will cover more about this in our future message.

At ROPAC®, we can work with your Packaging Technologists, Engineers and DGSA’s to ensure you choose the right packaging, that it arrives safe and well with your clients and keeps you and your companies reputation on the right side of the law.

Contact ROPAC® today for more advice and information on choosing and using UN Packaging download pdf UN Classification Table
UN Logo
19 Apr 2016
Introducing UN Packaging
The choices in UN Packaging can seem like a ‘minefield’, with lots of references, weights and different classifications to consider or make you confused about the choices you should (or must) make.  Over the course of the next 6 weeks we will try and provide a brief overview of UN Packaging, when, where and why it should be used and how you should choose your packaging and packaging supplier to ensure it arrives safely and legally at its destination.  But lets go back one step……

Most items we encounter on a day to day basis are, thankfully, safe to handle. If they arrive from your favourite on-line retailer then they typically arrive in a regular carton or mailer envelope.  If the package gets damaged on its way to you then we only have to contend with a bent calendar, or cracked DVD case – annoying, but its not going to harm you, your loved ones or the environment.  If, however, you or your company produces, packs and ship products like Chemicals, Paints, Solvents, Batteries (or any one of the 700+ listed hazardous materials) then you may have to really give your packaging choices some consideration, as they may then be classified as Dangerous goods (or hazardous materials as they are know in the USA).

Dangerous goods may be pure chemicals, mixtures of substances, manufactured products or articles which can pose a risk to health, safety, property and the environment if not properly handled in use or during transportation. But how do we ensure that a shipment that is packed in the UK meets the requirements in Australia? Or was the package which just arrived from Italy packed as it should have been?  Well thankfully there is a global standard…

The United Nations have established a universal system for the classification, packaging, marking and labelling of dangerous goods to facilitate their safe transport. National and international regulations governing road, rail, seaand air transport are all based on the UN system (ADR in Europe for Road Transport, IATA internationally for Air-Freight and IMO for Sea-Freight). Under these regulations, packaging must meet or exceed minimum standards of performance before it can be authorised for the carriage of dangerous goods.

Contact ROPAC® today for more advice and information on choosing and using UN Packaging
European Business
18 Dec 2015
Less Waste, More Efficiency.....
Our Sales Manager, Frédéric Pavesi, talks to European Business about returnable packaging systems, sustainability and enhanced supply chain managment with ROPAC® UN Premium Packaging Solutions.  Read all about it here...  download pdf European Business Article
ROPAC® - RT 0,15
15 Oct 2015
The latest ROPAC® - RT 0,15
Meet the latest ROPAC® - RT 0,15

Small volume plastic container with bayonet lid closure

Schoeller Allibert Swiss is proud to be the market leader of high performance and UN Certified plastic packaging with their ROPAC® products thanks to its three core values: quality, innovation and sustainability of its products and services.

The comprehensive Ropac® range of packaging becomes a success, thanks to its cost savings, its contribution to a sustainable supply chain and its increased logistical efficiency.

Today, this successful range of nestable pails is set to be expanded with the introduction of a new capacity of 0,15 litre pail, which will fill the product line upwards.

The new 0,15 litre nestable pail becomes the smallest capacity of the entire Ropac® packaging range.

The Ropac® RT 0,15 has been designed for the pharmaceutical industry, however it also offers benefits for other applications like specialty chemicals and food ingredients thanks to its characteristics

• Water tight  • Clean • Food & Pharma compliant • Easy to handle • Closed and Opened with just a quarter-turn • Extremely robust & sustainable • Re-usable • SEBS or PVS gasket option • Smooth inside • HDPE • Available in several colors of pails and/or lids

The RT 0,15 will be ideal for sampling your hazardous or high-value products for the attention of your customers, or even for internal testing and quality assurance purposes.

We strive to be the preferred supplier and to be perceived by our customers as a company whose products, service and support consistently exceed those of our competitors and meet the very high quality level requested.  As such, we are or will be proud to be one of your valued business partners.
We speak your language!
25 Sep 2015
Parlez-vous Français? Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
By November we will be proud to launch French and German versions of our website.  At this time we will also upload French and German versions of our Product Manuals for your information.  We speak your language - just one more reason to choose ROPAC®

25th September 2015

17 Aug 2015
To maintain our strategy of providing only the highest levels of service and to expand into new markets, we are proud to share with you the exciting news about our growing team……

Burcak Icli has joined our company as Continuous Improvement Manager.  Burcak brings to us her very strong scientific background on polymer materials and processing additionally her practical mind to achieve our goal to improve product quality and processing methods at Romont. She is ready to collaborate within and outside of the ROPAC® Team to share knowledge and experience to increase productivity and profit.

To realise the potential of the French and Belgian Markets, Pascal Lefranc has joined our company as Sales Manager – ROPAC® Packaging Solutions, France, Belgium and Luxembourg.  Pascal brings to our company enormous knowledge and experience in the field of UN certified, chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic plastic packaging solutions. His expertise of metallic packaging will also be an asset for our customers looking at comparing different kinds of packaging solutions.

Samuel Zenhaeusern will be our new Quality and Safety Manager for our Romont Production facility.  Samuel brings to our company extended experience acquired in the industry, in national and international projects. Samuel is chemical and safety engineer and occupied over the years different function as manager as well as auditor and consultant in the field of quality, safety at work and environment protection.

And, after a brief interlude, Stephen Fleming is back on-board ROPAC® as Sales Manager for the UK, Irish and Netherlands markets!  We are not sure if Stephen missed the Swiss Chocolate or beautiful countryside.  We are happy that Stephen will look after these strategically very important markets for Inks and Coatings and develop our range of containers for further applications within the Pharmaceutical and Speciality/Fine Chemical markets.

17th August 2015
New Website
01 Nov 2014
New website launched!
After many months of hardwork we are proud to share with you our new website.....

....from now on you will be able to learn more about our company, our product offering and abilities.  We have made a range of downloads available to support your questions and we hope to share with you our exciting developments via this News section.

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14th November 2014
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