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The digits of the UN number represent any special code each one?
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Mike Thompson, Dangerous Goods, a Division of Berlin Packaging

Yes, the digits in UN markings have specific meanings, defined in the 49 CFR. For example, the first number represents the type of packaging that has been tested and certified. A “1” is a drum, a “2” is a barrel, and so forth. We have an online reference guide that will help you read a UN marking.



What is the proper shipping name for UN1504?
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Cathy Lada, Dangerous Goods, a Division of Berlin Packaging

The PSN is Sodium peroxide.



Can you test a product that already exists so that it can meet US Certification for Dangerous Goods by Road?
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Gary Lindsey, Dangerous Goods, a Division of Berlin Packaging

Thank you for your inquiry to our website!

I believe your question is: "Can we test other containers/packages, that we do not manufacture, to meet the regulatory requirements for the USA?"

And, depending on the application, yes, we can. We do use a third party test lab for all our UN certifications, but, if your package system requires changes and then testing for a single package or combination package mark, we can help in the design development and coordinate UN certification.

If UN certification is all you require, the US does acknowledge UN markings from other countries; and, with a few exceptions, is pretty much harmonized with the rest of the World in this area.

Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.



Does dry caffeine require hazardous labeling?
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Cathy Lada, Dangerous Goods, a Division of Berlin Packaging

Good question! The transportation section of your MSDS for dry caffeine will provide the proper hazard classification. The manufacturer should be able to provide the MSDS to you.

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