Protection of goods inside PI-handling container

Florian Ehrentraut, Konstantin Reinmüller

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The Physical Internet deals with the strategy to increase the efficiency, flexibility and sustainability of the global flow of goods. The protection of goods within the PI handling container is as well affected in the Physical Internet, which is responsible for the protection of the goods against external influences, that could damage it or affect it negatively. The protection of goods is used in the PI-handling container, that fulfils already the strategy of the Physical Internet. The technical realization and material as one of the most important properties is of utmost interest. The goal of this research work is to derive alternative concepts on the basis of existing solutions and to derive a catalogue of PI-requirements for the protection of goods inside PI-handling container.
Literature and manufacturer catalogues supplies a solid overview about the most popular solutions e.g. packing chips or bubble wrap and materials, which are actually used. The information gained out of the comparison between actual solutions and the developed catalogue of PI-requirements are used in the concept development according to the VDI 2221. The goal is to develop alternative and reusable protection of goods concepts. The manipulation of the PI-handling container is accounted as a main function with its sub functions loading and unloading. A complete automatisation of the manipulation increases the efficiency and the flexibility of the protection of goods. A protection of goods whose loading process can be easily automated and whose material is reusable and recyclable is expected as a result in order to generate a global standard.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2017
Event4th International Physical Internet Conference - Graz, Graz, Austria
Duration: 4 Jul 20176 Jul 2017


Conference4th International Physical Internet Conference
Abbreviated titleIPIC2017
Internet address


  • Physical Internet
  • Physical Internet handling container
  • protection of goods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Transportation

Fields of Expertise

  • Mobility & Production

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Theoretical

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