UN 1760 – Shipping with Corrosive Substances

UN 1760 belongs to Class 8 of the United Nations' hazard classification system which specifically pertains to corrosive substances. This class includes both liquids and solids that have the potential to cause damage to living tissues, metals, and other materials. This classification is there to ensure that corrosive substances are properly packaged, labeled, and handled to mitigate potential risks during the shipment.

  • Packaging and Materials -  The materials must be packaged in approved containers that prevent leaks or spills and be labeled with the UN 1760 shipping classification. 
  • The materials must be shipped with a shipping manifest that lists the quantity and type of material being shipped.

Excepted Quantities – Shipping Small Quantities

Excepted quantities under UN 1760 refer to the specific amounts of a hazardous substance that can be transported without requiring full compliance with the Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). These quantities are small enough to pose a minimal risk to public safety and the environment. By adhering to the prescribed packaging and labeling requirements, shipments UN 1760 can be made more efficiently while still maintaining a reasonable level of safety during transportation. Safety measures must still be upheld to prevent any potential risks and maintain the integrity of the shipping process.

Excepted Quantity (EQ) codes E0 through E5 are used to classify and regulate the transportation of dangerous goods in limited quantities:

Max Net Quantity 
Per Inner Packaging
Maximum Net Quantify 
Per Outer Packaging
Not permitted as Excepted Quantify
E130g / 30mL1 kg / 1L 
E230g / 30mL500g / 500mL
E330g / 30mL300g / 300mL
E41g / 1mL500g / 500mL
E51g / 1mL300g / 300mL

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By adhering to the UN 1760 guidelines, we can offer you a seamless and reliable shipping solution, both domestically and internationally. When shipping small quantities of corrosive substances,, classified as "exempted quantities," you may not need to declare the shipment as dangerous goods. Contact us for more information.

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