Packaging certification

  • What is needed to obtain / grant an UN code? / How is the certification / UN code process being carried out?
  • In order to obtain the UN code, it is necessary to know the transported substance and to know which packaging group it belongs to. It is also necessary to determine the type of packaging (some packages have restrictions / exceptions). In addition, you need to fill in the application form request for certification doc.,pdf. and binding declaration doc., pdf. Based on these forms, a work contract is issued. After the samples have been delivered, the testing process will start in accordance with international regulations. After successful completion of all required tests, a test protocol is issued. Based on this protocol, the Type Certificate and the UN Permit issued.

  • How many sample sis required for testing. (UN)?
  • The estimated number of samples for the UN certification of packaging is: 12 pcs for drums, 12 pcs for boxes, 9pcs for sacks, for tin plate metal containers of 12pcs, for canisters of 15 pcs. 4 pcs for FIBC, at least 2 pieces for large packaging. For liquids, additional 3 extra pieces are required.

  • How long do I get the output (protocol / certificate / UN code)?
  • The UN code and the packaging certificate for the transport of dangerous goods can be obtained in most cases within 14 working days of the delivery of the samples and the order (except for plastic containers designed for liquids, depending on the substance being transported, can be stretched for one month or half a year). The professional service depends on a case-by-case basis.

  • What is the cost of the packaging certification?
  • The price is always determined individually by packaging type and includes the entire certification process.

  • What do I get from complete certification?
  • Type Certificate and UN Permit, allowing mark the packaging by UN code.

  • What is the validity of Type Certificate?
  • Type Certificate and UN Permit are valid for 3 years After this period is necessary to re-certificate the packaging.

  • For which kind of transport are you accredited?
  • For all kind of transport ADR, RID, ADN, RTDG, IATA-DGR a IMDG-Code. We are the holder of authorization of Ministry of Transport of Czech Republic for testing and certification of dangerous goods packaging.

  • Are international regulations available?
  • The international RTDG regulations here, IATA-DGR here, and the IMDG-Code here are available for a fee on the websites of the appropriate institutes or at the country's retailers (the list is available on the websites of the appropriate institutes).

  • Into which languages can I translate my certificate and permit?
  • If it is a certified agency translation, practically all common world languages.

  • Can I also certify packaging for non-dangerous goods?
  • Yes, such packaging is tested and certified according to a predefined methodology. The Output is a Type Certificate, or a Declaration, and, by expert service the Test Report.

  • Are you certifying child resistant packages?
  • Yes, it is one of our accredited test methods.

Expert service - simulation of usual transport

  • How to apply for a test (professional service) and what is the overall testing process?
  • First, it is necessary to precisely specify the requirement or need of the customer and to agree a specific test program. After receiving the quotation, the customer sends the order and delivers the required number of samples for the tests. The test time is calculated from sample delivery. In the event of unpredictable development of testing, we are suspended and all new facts are dealt with by the customer, after agreement we continue. Upon completion of the tests, we send an invoice and, upon payment, the final documentation (protocol with attachments or declaration).

  • What does the test protocol (expert service) contain?
  • The protocol contains, in particular, all the data necessary for the precise identification of the test procedures and their repeatability, the verbal expression of the test results (description of the changes on the test specimens) numerical results of the measurements made. It shall also contain a description of the test samples, the applicant's name and address, the testing laboratory and the names of the personnel involved in the tests. Attachments, such as photo documentation or graphs ofwaveforms, can be included in the protocol. The protocol does not comment on these results and does not serve to express the facts that result from it. For this purpose, the "Declaration" can also be used, which we also issue on the basis of the "Test Protocol"..