UN-Rated Bottles for Hazardous Materials

The challenges of containing hazardous materials require packaging that has been made following stringent and meticulous procedures. Consider UN-rated bottles from Berlin Packaging, designed for safe and secure containment, storage, and transportation.

Meeting Specifications and Ratings for Hazardous Liquids

Liquid hazardous materials are constantly shipped from one location to another, and the types of bottles used are crucial. Examples of common items transported every day are automotive products such as brake fluid and antifreeze or maintenance and cleaning items like chlorine bleach, drain cleaner, and paint stripper. Because these items are transported by vehicle, train, plane, or ship, The Department of Transportation is responsible for setting the standards for how HAZMAT bottles are packaged and shipped according to the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA) of 1975.

UN-Rated Bottle and Cap Construction

Any liquid that is reactive, toxic, corrosive, or ignitable is considered hazardous. Plastic UN-approved bottles made with High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) offer solid resistance to chemicals found in most everyday hazardous products. This material not only resists moisture but stands up to stacking or dropping as a result of mishandling. Consider Polypropylene (PP) caps and Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE/Teflon) cup liners to provide broad compatibility with many chemicals while offering strong moisture resistance and a tight seal. In many cases, using a wrench with prescribed torque settings tightens and seals caps securely.

What Is a UN-Approved Bottle Rating?

Because international shipping of goods is commonplace, a universal rating code recognized by the commerce world was established. The United Nations (UN) rating became the new Department of Transportation (DOT) rating, identifying the standard for HAZMAT packaging and shipping worldwide. UN-rated bottles signal safety.

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