UN Mark Certification for Packaging of Dangerous Goods
Ensure integrity of packaging for goods deemed as dangerous
More countries now demand that dangerous imported goods be packaged properly and safety to withstand harsh conditions during shipping and transportation. Countries such as United States, Europe, Canada, Japan and Australia require such imports to meet the safety levels outlined by the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.
UN mark is a universal / international system created by the United Nations, which is meant for the classification, packaging, marking and labelling of dangerous goods, in order to transport it safely (by road, rail, sea and air ). Testing are required to be carried out, before a UN certification mark can be issued. The packaging must meet or exceed minimum standards of performance before it can be used.
TÜV SÜD is able to test to UN requirements, in order to achieve UN mark certification for your product packaging.
Nine classes of Dangerous Goods
Types of Packaging
Material of Construction
Class 1: Explosives (gunpowder, firework) Class 2: Gases (carbon monoxide, propane) Class 3: Flammable liquids (petrol, paint) Class 4: Flammable solids (sulphur, magnesium powder) Class 5: Oxidising substances & organic peroxide (sodium nitrate, zinc peroxide) Class 6: Toxic & infectious substances (barium cyanide, arsenic) Class 7: Radioactive material (uranium hexafluoride) Class 8: Corrosive substances (potassium hydroxide) Class 9: Miscellaneous dangerous substances & articles (plastic moulding compound, medical kit)
1 — Drums/Pails 2 — Barrels 3 — Jerricans 4 — Box 5 — Bag 6 — Composite packaging 13 — IBC, Flexible type for solid 31 — IBC, Rigid type for liquid
A — Steel B — Aluminum C — Natural wood D — Plywood F — Reconstituted wood G — Fiberboard H — Plastic material L — Textile M — Paper, multi-wall N — Metal (other than steel or aluminum) P — Glass, porcelain or stoneware (not used in these regulations)
Enhances the quality and standardisation of industrial packaging in international exports
Facilitates transportation and handling of dangerous goods by international service
Promotes and facilities international acceptance of industrial packaging