Fluorinated HDPE cans are effective barrier packagings made with one of three fluorination technologies: Plasma Fluorination, Post Fluorination, and what is called “Advanced in Mold Fluorination”. These technologies work by replacing hydrogen ions in the polymer chain with fluorine ions, creating an effective barrier to hazardous chemicals that would not be able to be contained in conventional HDPE.

Of the three technologies, Advanced in Mold Fluorination is the only one that provides consistent results and complies with all recent proposals to restrict the use of PFAS.

Fluorinated HDPE cans are made of a single material and can be recycled in the same way as conventional HDPE. This makes them a sustainable and eco-friendly option for companies looking for effective barrier packagings.

When it comes to transportation of dangerous goods, fluorinated HDPE cans may be UN approved or not depending on usage and transportation requirements. To obtain UN certification, the cans must pass various tests, including drop testing with cap applied from a specific height, hydraulic testing to a specific pressure, and stack testing over a defined time and top load pressure. If certified, the UN markings on the cans indicate their mechanical performance. However, further testing must be carried out for UN Chemical approval in one of five ‘model liquids’ groups.

In summary, fluorinated HDPE cans are an excellent choice for companies looking for effective and sustainable barrier packagings that can be used to transport dangerous goods while complying with UN regulations.