Corona, SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19: Contain the outbreak by securely packaging contaminated material.

High-risk biological substances.

Secure shipping of clinical specimens and infectious substances.

New challenges, established solutions: ZARGES hazardous goods containers for infectious substances assigned to Class 6.2

The year 2020 has presented the entire world with a massive challenge: humans and systems are being pushed to their limit by the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19). It is hence all the more important that everyone does what they can to help contain the spread of the disease.

ZARGES hazardous goods containers fulfil all requirements
for shipping and transporting
clinical specimenssuspected of containing
coronaviruses (2019-nCoV).

ZARGES hazardous goods containers are approved as composite packaging for the transport of infectious substances assigned to UN 2814 and UN 2900, with any transport operator. The containers fulfilled the toughened test requirements, such as passing a drop test from a height of 9 m. Models of all sizes in the K 470 series can be used to transport substances assigned to UN 3373. Dry ice or other coolants can be used for temperature-controlled transport. ZARGES hazardous goods containers allow clinical specimens to be safely transported to laboratories or research institutes for testing, analysis and identification.

ZARGES hazardous goods packaging approved for Class 6.2 substances can be used to transport clinical specimens suspected of containing coronaviruses (SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19).

K 470 with approval for Class 6.2

K 470 with approval for Class 6.2. For substances assigned to UN 2814 or UN 2900. Container fulfilled the toughened test requirements, including passing a drop test from a height of 9 metres. Inside dimensions (L×W×H) 350×250×310 mm. Order no. 342856

Zip-seal bag

Bags with easy-to-use zip seal for quick and effortless opening and sealing. Mandatory for infectious substances that must be packaged in accordance with Packing Instruction  P620 or P650. Material: PE, thickness 100 µm. Order no. 43831

Insulating container

Insulating container suitable for K 470 with inside dimensions 350×250×310 mm (L×B×H). For temperature-controlled transport. Can also be used with dry ice. Removable for easy cleaning. Order no. 33000481

ZARGES hazardous goods containers for infectious substances are available in sizes from 13 to 829 litres

ZARGES hazardous goods containers offer an unparalleled selection of 25 sizes, with capacity ranging from 13 L to 829 L. Needless to say, customised sizes can also be made on request.


Clear rules on how to ship clinical specimens from suspected 2019-nCoV cases.

Recently, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) issued a set of instructions on how to pack and ship clinical specimens from suspected 2019-nCoV cases (coronavirus). The packaging for specimen transport must comprise three components:

  1. Primary packaging: containers for holding biological specimens (alternatively: holding biological substances to be tested)
  2. Secondary packaging: liquid-tight containers, with cushioning and absorbent material, e.g. zip-seal bags with a thickness of at least 0.1 mm
  3. Outer packaging: rigid containers bearing the UN specification marking


ZARGES can help you with questions regarding the following:

  • Information on laws and regulations
  • Recommendations for the appropriate inner and outer packaging (including cushions / cushioning material)
  • Recommendation and assistance during selection of packaging types and quantities

Get in touch with us – we are happy to provide you with comprehensive advice!

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