Berlin Packaging is North only source for Kautex UN Rated Primary Bottles. Kautex is the world-wide leader in high-performance packaging solutions, including these highly-engineered bottles.
Demanding applications such as containing & storing controlled or dangerous goods, demand high-performance packaging – historically referred to as DOT (Department of Transportation) packaging. Today, this packaging is referred to as UN Rated packaging (“UN” refers to “United Nations). Containers bearing the UN symbol meet the United Nations performance standards, and it’s an internationally recognized system. Primary containers are what controlled substances are actually stored in. Secondary containers such as boxes are often used to protect the primary containers during transportation (often these are multi-part systems such as 4G systems). UN Rated Bottles are primary containers engineered to exacting specifications to exceed UN performance specifications such as a drop test, pressure test, and leak test, among others. Bottles that meet this rigorous regiment of test are embossed with a specific UN rating.
Customers must consult I.A.T.A, I.C.A.O., 49 CFR, HM-181 regulations when shipping hazardous material.the 49 CFR to ensure compliance with packaging, labeling & shipping requirements for their specific controlled substance. A detailed understanding of what is being shipped (substance, dilution percentage and expansion rates of contents under pressure), the mode of transportation (ground, rail, air or ocean), and a long list of other considerations must be considered before selecting your container. Ultimately, shippers are responsible for placing controlled substances into commerce.
UN Rated Primary Bottles are available in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and material types. We even offer co-extruded barrier bottles for extremely demanding applications where contents are susceptible to evaporation and outgassing. Bottles can be mated with a variety of caps too: caps with Teflon liners, vented caps, foil induction lined caps, tamper-evident caps and color varieties to boot!
UN bottles are available in 50 ml, 100 ml, 250 ml, 500 ml, 750 ml, 1000 ml, 1500 ml, 2500 ml, and 4000 ml. Bottles are manufactured in Germany, but are generally in-stock in our IL warehouse location, where 98% of orders ship same day and local pickup is available.