“UN packaging” refers to packaging that adheres to standards set by the United Nations to govern the methods by which dangerous materials can be safely transported throughout the world. Most countries conform to these regulations. Other terms may also be used to reference packages adhering to this standard, such as “dangerous goods packaging,” “hazmat packaging,” or “UN-approved” or “UN-certified packaging.” These critical guidelines ensure that materials are packaged and shipped according to all necessary safety and efficiency standards.
UN guidelines are met through a series of tests performed by a third party at an accredited facility and according to the accepted relevant standards, such as ISO 16104:2003 and ASTM D4919 – 03(2008). The UN regulation also requires a similar standard accreditation at the manufacturing facility.