UN Marking for Packaging

Adding value with our service portfolio

Adding value with our service portfolio

Ensure integrity of packaging for goods deemed as dangerous

UN Mark Certification for Packaging of Dangerous Goods UN Mark Certification for Packaging of Dangerous Goods
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 and certify your packaging products to UN requirements.


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)

Learn more about our UN mark and packaging lab capabilities.

Your benefits

  • 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


All valid UN Mark Certificates can be found in the Certificate Explorer. To find out the certification status of a known UN Mark Certificate not found in the UN Mark directory, please send your enquiry to [email protected]. The download link for our application form is as below.


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