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EXPERT DESIGN

Our technical engineering staff are experts in FIBC design and in helping to define bag features best-suited to reinforce your FIBC to ensure it passes the rigorous testing required for UN Certification. 

CUSTOMIZABLE FOR YOUR NEEDS

We design UN bulk bags to meet your specific needs. Regardless of what size bag you need to ship your dangerous goods, we can ensure it will still comply with all safety and quality regulations set forth by the United Nations.

UN Certified Bulk Bags by Conitex Sonoco

SAFETY IS A TOP PRIORITY

For a bulk bag to be UN certified, it must be strong enough to ship dangerous goods internationally while keeping its contents, its handlers and the environment safe.

IDENTIFICATION AND LABELING 

To comply with the United Nations strict safety regulations for transporting dangerous goods, UN bags must adhere to all identification and labeling requirements communicating contents, origin and more. We can help ensure your bag's compliance.

The UN Certification Process for Bulk Bags

Certification documentation will provide the UN Certified Bag with a “Periodic Design Recertification Date” which is typically a year out from the certification date. The manufacturer and/or the supplier of the bag will keep up with these records to file for recertification. You may want to ask your vendor how they manage this process to ensure the currency of your bag's UN certifications.

 

Want to learn more about the UN Certification requirements and process? 
Download UN Certified Bulk Bag guide for more.

UN Certified Bags Must Pass:

  • Top Lift Test
  • Stacking Test
  • Drop Test
  • Topple Test
  • Righting Test
  • Tear Test
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How do you know if you need a UN Certified Flexible IBC?

The United Nations and Department of Transportation require you to use special precautions if you transport hazardous materials (HAZMAT) aka dangerous goods. If your product falls into one of the UN’s nine Dangerous Goods classes, it must be packed and shipped in UN certified packaging. This is true regardless of your transportation method by land or sea or air.

Classes of Dangerous Goods:

Explosives
Gases
Flammable Liquids
Flammable Solids
Oxidizing Substances
Toxic & Infectious Substances
Radioactive Material
Corrosives
Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods

Learn more about the types of dangerous goods and how to find the right bag for your needs here.

UN Identification, Labeling and Tagging Specifications for FIBCs

UN Certified Bulk Bags must communicate specific information to identify the contents of the bag, where the bag came from, who made it, what material the bag is made from, authorization for use, weight capacity and more. This helps ensure the safety of all handlers of the bag and its contents considering the level of hazard involved in transportation.

 

UN Certified Labeling

UN Certified Labeling Description | Conitex Sonoco
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Request for Consultation

Our in-house Material Science Engineers will assist you with your UN certified bulk bag needs, and we will give you a personalized consultation and quote. 

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RESOURCES

View Stocked Inventory

Download our complete list of stocked bulk bag inventory sold in pallet quantities. Most items available to ship same day when ordered by 1:00 pm EST.

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Our Guide to UN Certified Bulk Bags

We've compiled all of our resources into the "What You Should Know When Purchasing the UN Certified FIBC Bulk Bag" including a guide to purchasing!

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Are you using the right FIBC?

Download your pdf of the bag types, fabrics and features.

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CERTIFICATIONS

ISO 9001 sets out the criteria for a quality management system.

ISO 9001 certification logo | Conitex Sonoco Product Certifications

HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product. 

HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control points) | Conitex Sonoco Product Certifications

Such packaging is often referred to as “type-approved”, “UN Approved” or “UN certified” “POP” (performance oriented) and is marked in a particular way, prefixed by the UN Packaging symbol and followed by alpha numeric codes. It is not only important to select the correct UN approved packaging, but it is also important to use it as it was tested and carefully follow the closure information provided by the manufacturer.

UN Packaging Approved | Conitex Sonoco

ISO 9001 sets out the criteria for a quality management system.

ISO 9001 certification logo | Conitex Sonoco

HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product. 

HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control points) | Conitex Sonoco Product Certifications

Such packaging is often referred to as “type-approved”, “UN Approved” or “UN certified” “POP” (performance oriented) and is marked in a particular way, prefixed by the UN Packaging symbol and followed by alpha numeric codes. It is not only important to select the correct UN approved packaging, but it is also important to use it as it was tested and carefully follow the closure information provided by the manufacturer.

UN Packaging Approved | Conitex Sonoco

ISO 9001 sets out the criteria for a quality management system.

ISO 9001 certification logo | Conitex Sonoco

HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product. 

HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control points)  | Conitex Sonoco Product Certifications