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UN Certified Hazardous Bulk Bags

UN certified bulk bags are used for the transport of hazardous materials. Hazardous bulk bags 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. Elway can custom manufacture UN bulk bags for any Packaging Group, as needed. Elway Industries certifies all UN bulk bags in the USA, and recertifies a select inventory on a yearly basis. This select inventory is kept in stock for immediate delivery.

UN Certified Bag Specifications

UN Certified bulk bags are made of woven polypropylene, and in some cases require a polyethylene inserted liner. They are made of the same materials as standard bulk bags, but require more rigorous testing and a higher safety factor.

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:

  • 36x36x36”
  • 36x36x42”
  • 36x36x48”
  • 35x35x64”

Additional bulk bag specifications include:

Capacity Empty Size
(W X D X H)
Filled Diameter Applications Quote
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

UN Certified Bulk Bag Requirements

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:

  • Top Lift Test
  • Tear Test
  • Stacking Test
  • Drop Test
  • Topple Test
  • Righting Test

Hazardous Bulk Bag Materials

refurbished bulk bags

Some common materials for these bags include:

  • Solid Hazardous waste disposal
  • Glass Recycling
  • Oily Wet Products
  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals
  • All Types of Hazardous Waste