A UN certified bulk bags is an FIBC used for the transport of hazardous materials. The FIBCs for hazmat are made of woven polypropylene and are required to go through a meticulous testing scheme. Most notable are the drop test, topple test, and a 6:1 safety factor.
Elway Industries stocks UN bulk bags for Packaging Groups 2(Y) and 3(Z) currently. Each packaging group requires a more rigorous test, Packaging Group 1(X) being the most rigorous. These bulk bags for hazardous materials are made of the same materials as standard bulk bags, but require more rigorous testing and a higher safety factor. UN Certified bulk bags for hazmat are made of woven polypropylene, and in some cases require a polyethylene inserted liner
Our most common UN Certified bulk bag is a 13H3 (Uncoated Fabric with Inserted Liner). They are rated for 2205# Safe Working Load; 6:1 SF. Our most common UN Certified bulk bag is a duffle top with plain bottom. It comes with a 3 MIL, clear, loosely inserted liner.
We stock several sizes of the 13H3 including:
Additional bulk bag specifications include:
(W X D X H)
|5 to 20 cubic feet||20" X 20" to 31" X 31"*||38"||Used for higher bulk density products or smaller weight requirements.||Request a Quote|
|21 to 75 cubic feet||35" X 35" to 37" X 37"||46"||Most common for all products. Used in truck shipmens and export containers.||Request a Quote|
|76 cubic feet and up||41" X 41" to 43" X 43"||53"||For smaller bulk density products where height restrictions occur. Used for rail shipments||Request a Quote|
*Custom dimensions available at no additional charge
Along with the certificates issued for UN Certified bulk bags, Elway employees who buy, handle, and sell them must be certified by completing a UN packaging standards program in accordance with the DOT requirements. All of Elway’s UN Certified bulk bags are tested at TEN-E Packaging Services, Inc. Inventory items are tested on a yearly basis, and new custom UN Certified bulk bags can be tested upon ordering. UN Certified bulk bags must pass all the following tests:
The United Nations and Department of Transportation require that companies transporting hazmat or hazardous materials use UN Certified Hazmat Bulk Bags. Some common dangerous goods that require this type of bulk bag include:
Elway can custom manufacture UN bulk bags for any Packaging Group, as needed. Elway Industries certifies all fibc bags for hazmat in the USA, and recertifies a select inventory on a yearly basis. This select inventory is kept in stock for immediate delivery.
When transporting hazardous materials, it is important that companies use the correct kind of bulk bag that meets all of the proper safety requirements. There are certain differences between a standard FIBC bag and a UN Certified bulk bag that make the UN certified bag the right solution for the Hazmat transportation industry. Some of the main difference include: