Special Permit UN packages are designed, tested, and certified for shipping Packing Groups I, II and III hazardous materials by air or ground and are approved by UPS and FedEx.
U.S. DOT-issued special permits authorize the transportation of certain hazardous materials without hazard labels or placards, listed as an exemption. The inner container quantity limits must be less than or equal to one liter for liquids and 2.85 kilograms for solids. The package is also tested and certified as a 4GV variation package for shipping hazardous materials with specification packaging.
There are several different styles of outer packages, enabling a wide variety of inner packages to be used. The complete packaging system has been authorized by the U.S. Department of Transportation for the shipment of most hazardous materials without an outside warning label. Available with gallon or tall can.
These UN performance-tested packaging supplies provide the flexibility of using your own inner container up to 32 oz. Example materials shipped with special permit packaging: flammable liquids, flammable solids, pyrophoric materials, self-heating materials, organic peroxides, oxidizers, dangerous when wet materials, toxic materials, corrosive materials, and Class 9 miscellaneous hazardous materials.
Note: This special permit applies only within the United States. For all shipments outside of the US, the appropriate hazard class label must be applied over the Special Permit number. Download special permit here.
Please note: It is the shipper’s responsibility to determine the suitability of inner and outer packagings. This includes any requirements for absorbent material in accordance with modal requirement for use with contents. Please contact one of our Customer Relations Specialists if you have any questions on the compatibility of your products with our packaging. Although we cannot recommend compatibility, we would be happy to send you a sample.
Shipper must ensure that the package is prepared as it was tested and per the instruction sheet. Deviations from any part of this instruction may void the UN certification.