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Plastic Container with Lead Inserts

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000214926D
Publication Date: 2012-Feb-14

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Reiner Elies: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Radioactive products are commonly packed in Lead Containers to protect and to shield people and objects from radiation. A wide range of Lead Containers are available as a standard package for small order volumes. The present publication relates to a Plastic Container with Lead Inserts (Lead Container) intended to be used as a package for the storage and transport of vials or bottles with radioactive content in order to protect the environment against radiation and contamination. The package described herein was developed for mass production and complies with International Regulations for Transportation of Dangerous Goods.

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Plastic Container with Lead Inserts (Lead Container)

Authors: Reiner Elies (Bayer Pharma AG)

Ole Hoj (Hoy Scandinavian)

Abstract

Radioactive products are commonly packed in Lead Containers to protect and to shield people and objects from radiation. A wide range of Lead Containers are available as a standard package for small order volumes.

The present publication relates to a Plastic Container with Lead Inserts (Lead Container) intended to be used as a package for the storage and transport of vials or bottles with radioactive content in order to protect the environment against radiation and contamination. The package described herein was developed for mass production and complies with International Regulations for Transportation of Dangerous Goods.

Technical Description

The described container has a cylindrical outer shape and was developed to hold vials respectively bottles up to a content of 10 ml.

Generally the container is composed of two parts - the bottom and the top part. The container can be closed by a screw mechanism commonly known as a bayonet locking sytem.

For the shielding characteristics for a certain product profile a lead wall thickness of 6 mm was chosen. The top and bottom part was designed as a bevel configuration in order to assure a 6 mm lead wall thickness as a minimum. The lead is completely encapsulated by a plastic housing for the bottom and top part.

The plastic housing is closed with lid plates that will be fixed by ultrasound welding. After use the lead and the plastic parts can be separated by breaking off the lid plates.

A gasket ring is integrated in the Plastic Top part in order to provide tightness t...