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- Sample containers should be selected for the type of contents it will be holding.
- Liquid samples should be in a container with a lid that will seal tightly and completely to prevent leaks.
- TIP – parafilm is not ideal for sealing around lids when shipping
- Powder samples should be in containers that won’t break and allow the powder to escape everywhere.
- Please properly label all containers.
- TIP – including a sample list or completed sample submission form (link to) would be helpful in the event of a leak and the container label is illegible.
- Sample packaging should be selected that will protect the sample from breakage and cross contamination of samples.
- Liquid containers should be placed in separate sealable bags with some type of absorbent material.
- Powder containers should also be placed in separate sealable bags.
- All separately bagged samples may be placed in a larger sealable bag for shipping.
- Use of bubble wrap or similar packaging is recommended, especially when sending glass bottles.
- When using ice packs or dry ice it is recommended to use an insulated (Styrofoam) box insert for shipping.
- TIP – if it is crucial to keep the sample cold, overnight shipping is recommended.
- TIP – extra ice packs or dry ice is recommended in case of unforeseen delays or weekend shipping.
- If shipping hazardous materials, please follow all DOT/IATA guidelines for contents
- Use a shipping box/container that will provide the best protection of the samples.
- All samples should be addressed to the following:
1940 N Stark Road
Midland, MI 48642
- Please include a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) when possible
- Please include a completed Impact Analytical sample submission form (link to) for all samples
- Please include other sample information that may be pertinent to the analysis being performed
If you need any assistance with sample packaging and/or shipping, please contact Impact Analytical. Our experts will be glad to assist you!