UN quality mark for hazardous substances

If you are going to transport hazardous (liquid) substances, your packaging requires a UN type approval. The quality mark confirms that the packaging has been subjected to various tests and has been found suitable for the transport of hazardous (liquid) substances by an independent inspection body.

Dangerous goods are divided into three packing groups. Very hazardous substances (group I), hazardous substances (group II) and less hazardous substances (group III). Depending on the hazard class and the UN number, certain transport requirements apply. Via this link you can look up in the Dangerous Goods Database of the inspection institute BAM in which packaging group your substance is classified. In addition, the packaging group, packaging advice and the UN number are always stated in the (MSDS) Material Safety Data Sheet of the substance.

Example structure of a UN quality mark

UN 3H1 / Y1.9 / 200 / 20 / D / BAM1234 / ABC

UN United Nations
3H1 Type of packaging, material, closure
Y1.9 Packing group, maximum filling density (kg per litre)
200 Hydraulic test pressure in kpa (100 kPa = 1 bar)
20 Years of Production (2020)
D Country of production
BAM1234 Approval authority, certificate number
ABC Manufacturer

Type of packaging

1 Container / Drum
2 Vat
3 Jerry can
4th Cardboard box / chest
5 Pocket / Bag
6th Combination Pack
7th Pressure Vessel


A Steel
B Aluminium
C Natural wood
D Plywood
F Pressed wood
G Cardboard
H Plastic
M Paper
N Metals
P Glass


1 Not removable lid / closed packaging
2 Removable lid / open top packaging

Packing groups

Group I Group II Group III

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