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Dangerous goods packaging: Protection and safety for the transport of dangerous goods


As experts for individual packaging solutions, we at NOVAPOR are particularly keen to provide information about dangerous goods packaging. After all, the safe transportation of hazardous goods is of crucial importance for the protection of people, environment and property. But what exactly is dangerous goods packaging and what requirements must it meet?

What is dangerous goods packaging?

Dangerous goods packaging is specially developed packaging that is used to safely transport dangerous goods. These goods include chemicals, gases, explosives, biological substances and radioactive materials. This type of packaging must be designed to safely enclose hazardous substances and protect them from damage or leakage during transport. At Novapor, we develop special packaging made of corrugated cardboard, wood and/or foam for this purpose.

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What are dangerous goods?

Dangerous goods include a variety of materials and substances that, due to their properties, can pose potential risks to people, the environment and property. These include, but are not limited to, explosive, flammable, toxic, corrosive, radioactive or environmentally hazardous substances. The safe handling and transport of dangerous goods requires special precautions and protective measures to avoid accidents and damage.

How must dangerous goods packaging be labeled?

According to international regulations, dangerous goods packaging must bear certain markings to identify the hazardous substances contained and to indicate the associated risks. These include, but are not limited to, hazard symbols, warnings, product names, UN numbers and packaging markings. These markings enable transporters, warehouse workers, emergency responders and others involved to respond appropriately to hazards and take appropriate safety precautions.

Hazard labels for the different classes of dangerous goods

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1Explosive substances and items containing explosives
3Flammable liquid substances
4.1Flammable solids, self-reactive substances and desensitized explosive solids
4.2Self-igniting substances
4.3Substances that release flammable gases in contact with water
5.1Oxidizing substances
5.2Organic peroxides
6.1Toxic substances
6.2Infectious substances
7Radioactive materials
8thCorrosive substances
9Various dangerous substances and objects

Does dangerous goods packaging have to be certified?

Yes, dangerous goods packaging usually has to go through certain certifications and tests to ensure that it meets the requirements applicable regulations and standards These include the UN packaging regulations, national and international transport regulations and industry-specific standards and guidelines. Certification ensures that the packaging meets the required safety standards and that the hazardous substances it contains can be transported safely and properly. 

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What would be an example of dangerous goods packaging?

An example of the safe transport of dangerous goods that is particularly relevant in today's world is lithium-ion batteries. These batteries are used in a wide variety of devices, including mobile phones, laptops, electric vehicles and many other electronic devices. Due to their chemical composition and potential hazards, lithium-ion batteries must be packaged and transported safely in accordance with current regulations.


There are special rules and regulations for the transport of lithium-ion batteries to ensure that the batteries are properly packaged and do not pose a danger to people, the environment or property.

These include, among others:

  • Special packaging instructions: Lithium-ion batteries must be transported in special packaging designed to safely transport these dangerous goods. This packaging must comply with applicable standards and securely enclose the batteries to prevent leakage or damage. In a current case, we designed a wooden box with a foam insert that optimally protects the lithium-ion batteries during transport.
  • Labeling and documentation: The packaging of lithium-ion batteries must be labelled and documented in accordance with international regulations. This includes hazard symbols, warnings, UN numbers and other markings that indicate the hazard of the batteries contained.
  • Safety regulations during transport:  When transporting lithium-ion batteries, certain safety regulations must be observed to avoid accidents and damage. These include, among other things, special measures to prevent short circuits, overheating and damage during transport.
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Lithium batteries labelling dangerous goods packaging Novapor

Innovative solution for safe packaging of dangerous goods

An example of safe dangerous goods packaging for lithium-ion batteries is special transport boxes or containers equipped with padding, shock absorbers and thermal insulation to protect the batteries during transport. These packages are designed to meet the specific requirements for the safe transport of lithium-ion batteries and to minimize the risk to people, the environment and property.


Standard or bespoke?

NOVAPOR offers certain Standard cardboard boxes, Plastic dangerous goods container, UN wooden boxes, Hazardous goods container made of aluminum and other standard solutions. Our standard packaging comply with and meet international regulations and standards to ensure safety during the transportation of dangerous goods. We also offer the option of individual manufacturing according to your specific requirements.

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Overall, dangerous goods packaging is an essential part of the safe transport of dangerous goods. At NOVAPOR we are happy to assist you as a competent partner in developing tailor-made dangerous goods packaging that meets your specific requirements and ensures the highest level of safety. Our expertise and experience enable us to deliver effective solutions that optimally protect your dangerous goods and make the transport process safe and efficient.

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