Know Your UN Marking

The purpose we have when material for putting in dangerous goods is to ensure that it won’t escape. This is able by putting to use UN-approved making into a Packaging Material.
International agreements for the carriage of dangerous goods have need of making into items to be of a design-type, said to be authenticated by a person having the necessary certification of quality. This has to do with testing the making into a packaging. UN details as to how things are to be done to make certain it is right for the carriage of certain dangerous goods.
UN Packaging symbol: the symbol indicates that items are being tested and qualified all the performance parameter which is required for UN certification. After all the test has been passed, a UN no number is given to the particular packaging consignment for the particular supplier for the product
UN Marking as per the items of Packaging and Material MOC:
Types of Packaging
  • 1 — Drum/Pail
  • 2 — Barrels
  • 3 — Jerrican
  • 4 — Box
  • 5 — Bag
  • 6 — Composite packaging
Materials of Construction
  • 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)
Packing Group: Packing group determines the degree of danger of a dangerous goods item, so the following UN specification packaging:
  • X — for packing groups I, II and III
  • Y — for packing groups II and III
  • Z — for packing group III
Maximum Gross Weight: Secondary packagings are for solids, the marking will show the maximum gross mass (weight) in kilograms.
Year of Manufacture
Origin of Manufacture
Manufacturer Code


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