Packaging Classes 1-9.
Class 1 Explosives
Class 2 Gases
Class 3 Flammable liquids
Class 4 Flammable solids; Substances liable to spontaneous combustion; Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases
Class 5 Oxidizing substances and Organic peroxides
Class 6 Toxic and infectious substances
Class 7 Radioactive materials
Class 8 Corrosives
Class 9 Miscellaneous dangerous goods
Dangerous Goods Packaging Groups
Packaging group I (X)
- shall pass a drop test from 1,8 m (the strongest packaging!) for very dangerous goods. (Poisonous substances like cyanide, and infectious substances demand this packaging group.)
Packaging group II (Y)
- shall pass a drop test from 1,2 m.* for medium dangerous goods. (Explosives, batteries intended for air freight demand this packaging group) *If a box is intended for explosives it also must have a special judgement for explosives.
Packaging group III (Z)
- shall pass a drop test from 0,8 m for less (but still) dangerous goods. (Ex. flammable fluids and batteries intended for road transport demand this group.)
A box that is tested for packaging group I is of course permitted to be used as a group II or III packaging provided the maximum gross weight is not exceeded.