Change control: Total Opening Drums

June 1st, 2016

The following information is intended for all of our valued customers who have purchased Total Opening Drums (6900 series). As part of our change control protocol, I would like to inform you about two matters. We will be affixing a material track code to the bottom of the drums and we will only continue to use the EPDM rings for the seal in the lid.

Material clock
CurTec is introducing a material clock. The material clock is a configurable clock that shows the materials used. Each letter of the clock corresponds to a specific material. These letters together with the respective materials are described in the UN certificate. The container moulds will be adjusted in July. The material clock will be placed on the bottom of the container.

Changes to rings
As we informed you by e-mail on 1 April 2015, CurTec uses two possible materials for the seal in the lid, namely natural rubber and EPDM. In July, CurTec will cease production of lids with a natural rubber ring and will only use EPDM rings from then onwards. To increase the reliability of our supplies, CurTec has chosen a second supplier for the EPDM rings. The Specification of Used Materials and Declaration of Compliance are available on request from the Sales Support department.

Download the product data sheets

Please read this information carefully. If you require any additional information in order to introduce this change into your quality system, please contact us before 1 July 2016. If you do not reply by this date, CurTec will assume that you have formally accepted these changes.

From July 2016, these changes will be incorporated into the production of all Total Opening Drums.

For further assistance, please e-mail me:

Kind regards,

Eef van Holland
Regulatory Affairs & Compliance Officer