450-252-1998

3755, Rue Picard, local 4, Ste-Hyacinthe, Québec, J2S 1H3

ABOUT US

THE DISTRIBUTION ROBITAILLE FACTOR

DISTRIBUTION
CENTRE

Distribution Robitaille has set up a warehouse of more than 20,000 sq. ft. to meet the needs of its customers and offer an unparalleled delivery service. This warehouse allows us to permanently maintain more than 250,000 pails and different varieties of packaging in inventory.

DELIVERY
SERVICE

If Distribution Robitaille has become synonymous with unparalleled service and has earned a reputation for incomparable professionalism, it is first and foremost because of the quality of its "just-in-time" delivery service.

That's our "à la Robitaille” delivery method. This is only part of why you will enjoy about Distribution Robitaille.

OUR
STORY

The President of Distribution Robitaille, Érick Robitaille, worked for more than 5 years for IPL at the end of the 80's. Like any major company, IPL offered a continuous training program for its employees that Érick was able to take advantage of; especially in terms of sales, marketing and distribution.

It was at this time that he developed his knowledge of plastic pails and rigid packaging and he built up an excellent network of contacts in Eastern Canada.

Entrepreneur at heart, Erick later founded with a few partners Les Emballages Robitaille in 1995, in Quebec City, which later became D. Robitaille in 2001, to finally constitute Distribution Robitaille, a company specialized in the distribution and the sale of plastic and metal pails, plastic and metal drums, oblong containers, gallons of paint, stackable milk crates, double compartment pails for 2-component glues, and a wide variety of containers and rigid packaging.

OUR AREAS OF ACTIVITY

Our range of plastic pails and lids exceed the requirements of the various sectors and industries of our customers in terms of transport safety and health, including an UN* certification

FOOD INDUSTRY

PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

COSMETIC INDUSTRY

MEDICAL/HOSPITAL SECTOR

HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS

OUR TEAM

DANNY ST-JEAN

Business Development

ÉRICK ROBITAILLE

President

“UN” CERTIFICATION

WHY MUST MY PACKAGINGS
BE UN CERTIFIED?

The type of product involved and the type of transportation determine whether your product meets the RID / ADR or UN certification standards. This information is usually listed on your MSDS under "Transportation Information".

This data will guide us in choosing your packaging and help us choose the right certifications.

UN CERTIFICATION
FOR LIQUID PRODUCTS

From the first United Nations legislative meetings, all of its members were in agreement to establish a UN certification for liquid hazardous products packed in buckets.

This certification is required for any product or hazardous material in liquid form with a very high density. Packagings with removable covers that require UN certification are only available if the container is made of plastic or metal. You will find the different UN formulations below.

UN CERTIFICATION
FOR SOLID PRODUCTS

Only recently have UN certifications for solids become mandatory in some industries. That's why we keep a large inventory of plastic and metal pails with filling volumes ranging from 15 to 27 liters.

Our metal pails are closed and locked with a metal hoop (latch ring). The UN certification for solids applies only to products that have a viscosity at 23 degrees Celsius of more than 200 mm2 per second.

UN-X CERTIFICATION

Group 2 for packaging represents the list of the most dangerous substances. On the other hand, a small group of materials with precise specifications are classified in group 1. Due to these stricter restrictions, pails classified in group 1 are made with specifications stronger than standard pails (thicker walls).

Our metal pails are made of tin foil and in some cases steel; most of the time with a colored coating on the sheets of metal and tin. You will find our specifications under the product heading (metal pails).

LIST OF SPECIFICATIONS EXPLAINING UN CERTIFICATIONS

UN/1A2/Y1.4/100/00/NL

1A2

  • 1 = barrel (e.g. 3 = jerricans)
  • A = Steel
  • 2 = With removable lid
  • In this case; a steel barrel with removable lid.

Y1.4

  • Y = compliant for group II + III packaging
  • Packing Group I - extremely dangerous products (X-certification = fixed lid)
  • Packing Group II - Hazardous Products (X and Y Certification)
  • Packing Group III - Less Hazardous Products (X, Y and Z Certification)
  • 1.4 = maximum density (kg per liter)

100

  • Hydraulic pressure tested in kPa (100 kPa = 1 bar)

00

  • Year of production (2000)

NL

  • Country of production

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