Hazardous Materials – Dangerous Goods
Micom provides Packaging Testing for Hazardous Materials containers as per the Canadian Dangerous Goods Regulation. Our complete range of services and expertise makes us the partner of choice for all your Packaging Testing needs.
Dangerous goods, also known as “HAZMAT” or “Dangerous goods”, can be a lot of different things including obvious products such as gun powder and fireworks. However, it also includes every day use products such as contact cement, isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol), paint… As the transportation of hazardous products is regulated by the United Nations, packaging testing for HAZMAT transportation is also sometimes referred to as “UN box testing”.
UN recommendations on packaging testing for dangerous goods and its identification system have been implemented in Canada in a document called “Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulation”. Packaging testing for transportation of hazardous materials is regulated by Transport Canada (TC) using a Canadian General Standard Board (CGSB) standard labeled: CAN/CGSB-43.150-97 “Performance Packaging for Transportation of Dangerous Goods”.
Hazardous materials are classified in three (3) packing groups: Group I (High danger), Group II (Medium danger) and Group III (low danger). The packing group has an impact on the applicable tests and the severity of the test performed (e.g.: drop height, pressure applied or test duration). For more information, feel free to contact us.
We also invite you to learn more about our package testing services by consulting our brochure below.