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Are you risking airline passenger safety with your 95kPa specimen transport bags? If yours isn’t a Vonco 95kPa bag, you are.

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Not all 95kPa specimen transport bags are created equal – or are tested to pass government standards.

Thousands of potentially hazardous specimen samples are transported every day by ground and air. When by air, 95kPa bags – with their biohazard contents – share space with cargo and luggage, often on commercial passenger airlines.

For air travel to remain safe, these bags must be robust enough to withstand any – and sudden – air pressure changes, without rupture. To do so, the 95kPa bag must comply with International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements. When they don’t, the 95kPa bag is putting the public and companies at risk.

Was your 95kPa bag recently tested to comply?

Likely not.

The difference is easily felt when you handle a Vonco Products 95kPa bag. As the first to design the 95kPa bag (2007), and the first to be independently tested by a third party for compliance with IATA and DOT standards, Vonco’s 95kPa bag features:

  • Passed 2019 independent testing
  • Ability to maintain differential pressure of 13.8 psi (or 95kPa) consistently
  • A continuous seal that can withstand an almost 100 degree change in temperature
  • A patented, liquid-tight, tamper-evident adhesive closer that maintains product protection
  • Multi-layer film design
  • Available in 4 standard sizes; custom sizes and labels available
  • Made in the USA

Don’t believe us? See it for yourself here.

 

WARNING: If your 95kPa bag wasn’t recently tested to comply with the DOT and IATA regulations, your company could be held liable for potential damages!

The Pressure Is On: Can Your 95kPa Bag Withstand It?

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Clinical laboratory networks around the world ship thousands of clinical specimens every day by air inside the cargo holds of commercial airlines – below the flying public. Historically, IATA and DOT-approved reinforced rigid containers were used to offer protection in the event of loss of cabin pressure, safely containing contents from rupturing into the airplane.

But, rigid containers for specimen air transport are costly – in materials, storage and shipping costs. That’s why the largest clinical laboratory network approached Vonco to create a cost-effective and reliable, flexible packaging solution for air transport. After all, shipping hazardous specimen samples across the country can’t be left to just any container.

The year was 2007, and the success of Vonco’s flexible ground transport bag had proven the company could meet the challenge. Vonco packaging engineer John LaRoi got busy working on the next generation transport bag, but this time for air travel. It would ultimately be called: The 95kPa bag.

Turns out, creating a cost-effective specimen transport bag for air transport isn’t simple. Certainly not one that’s subject to IATA and DOT regulations – or able to maintain a differential pressure of 13.8 psi (or 95kPa). Vonco’s 95kPa bag, designed to keep air travel safe, is robust enough to withstand any – and sudden – air pressure changes, without rupture.

Independently tested to confirm IATA and DOT regulations, the Vonco 95kPa bag features:

  • Passed 2019 independent testing
  • Ability to maintain differential pressure of 13.8 psi (95kPa) consistently
  • A continuous seal that can withstand an almost 100 degree change in temperature
  • A patented, liquid-tight, tamper-evident adhesive closer that maintains product protection
  • Multi-layer film design
  • Available in 4 standard sizes; custom sizes and labels available
  • Made in the USA

Twelve years later, Vonco is still manufacturing their 95kPa flexible specimen transport bag to meet robust IATA and DOT regulations. Check it out for yourself here.

 

WARNING: If your 95kPa bag wasn’t recently tested to comply with the DOT and IATA regulations, your company could be held liable for potential damages should an untested bag carrying a hazardous specimen sample implode while in flight.