UN Certified Bulk Bags

UN Certified Bulk Bags - National Bulk BagBulk bags are a versatile bulk packaging option that have the ability to transport and store a variety of products and materials. Whether you are transporting soil, food grade products, or hazardous materials, FIBCs offer your business a packaging option with a unique mix of flexibility, durability, and affordability that are unmatched in the bulk packaging industry.

Transporting and storing hazardous materials presents unique challenges as well as stricter regulations. These increased regulations as well as the hazardous nature of the products being stored and transported require a specialty FIBC product, UN Certified Bulk Bags. UN (United Nations) Certified bulk bags are specially manufactured and certified to transport and store hazardous or potentially hazardous materials. These bags are manufactured, tested, and certified for a wide range of goods in environments where there is risk of fire, explosion, chemical burns, toxic contamination or environmental damage.

National Bulk Bag is a certified distributor of UN certified bulk bags. Our FIBC experts are UN certified and are ready to help you navigate the often confusing and tedious process of selecting the optimal bag for the product and material that you are packing. Through our discovery and detailed custom bulk bag solution process, our experts work WITH you to find the right UN certified bag for your application.

To speak with one of our UN certified experts, give us a call at 1-888-237-4224 or schedule some time to speak with us by clicking here.

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A Buyer's Guide to UN Bulk Bags - National Bulk BagTransporting and storing hazardous materials presents unique challenges as well as stricter regulations. These increased regulations as well as the hazardous nature of the products being stored and transported require a specialty FIBC product, UN Certified Bulk Bags.

Click the button below to download our Buyer’s Guide to UN Bulk bags and learn all you need to know about purchasing UN Certified Bulk Bags. By downloading our guide, you will gain access to a UN FIBC ID breakdown, the rigorous testing procedures they go through as well as a comprehensive hazardous materials chart.

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How are UN Certified Bulk Bags Different?

In certain situations involving the storage and transportation of hazardous materials, a standard FIBC won’t meet safety requirements. UN certified bulk bags are specifically designed to transport and store hazardous materials. UN bags must meet various specifications and testing standards set out by the UN in order to be properly classified as UN bags. These include, but are not limited to:

  1. Identification, tagging, and labeling requirements
  2. Specifications on max volume
  3. High testing standards

By following the UN specific testing standards and being properly tagged and labeled, a FIBC can be sold under the name, UN Bulk Bag.

For more information on UN Bulk Bag basics, check out our blog post, “All About UN Bulk Bags/FIBCs” by clicking here.

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UN Certified FIBC Testing Procedures

Vibration Testing:  All UN bags must be capable of passing this test. The test is 60 minutes long and the vibrations are set at a frequency which causes the bag to raise from the vibration table platform.

Top Lift Testing: The top lift test is required for all FIBCs that are designed to be lifted from the top and/or the side. During this test, the bag is lifted by an approved lifting device.

Stack Testing: The stacking test is required for all FIBCs that are designed to be stacked. During this test, a top load is placed on a filled bag for 24 hours.

Drop Testing: All UN bags must pass the drop test. During this test, the bags are filled in accordance with proper UN testing preparation. The bag is then dropped from specific heights based on the packaging group.

Topple Testing: All UN bags must pass the topple test. During this test, the bag is toppled from a specific height based on the packaging group and will need to be toppled on any part of its top on a smooth surface.

Righting Test: This test is required for all UN bags that are designed to be lifted from both the top and/or the side. During this test, the bag is on its side and lifted to an upright position.

Tear Test: The tear test is required for all UN bags. During this test, the bag wall is punctured with a knife at a 45-degree angle halfway between the bottom of the bag and top level of the contents.

For more information on the rigorous testing procedures that UN certified bulk bags endure, click here to read both of our blog posts outlining each test.