P002 PACKING INSTRUCTION (SOLIDS) P002
The following packagings are authorized, provided the general provisions of 4.1.1 and 4.1.3 are met.
Combination packagings Maximum net mass (see 4.1.3.3)
Inner packagings Outer packagings Packing group I Packing group II Packing group III
Glass 10 kg Drums
Plastics1 30 kg
  • steel (1A1, 1A2)
125 kg 400 kg 400 kg
Metal 40 kg
  • aluminium (1B1, 1B2)
125 kg 400 kg 400 kg
Paper1, 2, 3 50 kg
  • other metal (1N1, 1N2)
125 kg 400 kg 400 kg
Fibre 1, 2, 3 50 kg
  • plastics (1H1, 1H2)
125 kg 400 kg 400 kg
  • plywood (1D)
125 kg 400 kg 400 kg
  • fibre (1G)
125 kg 400 kg 400 kg
Boxes
  • steel (4A)
125 kg 400 kg 400 kg
  • aluminium (4B)
125 kg 400 kg 400 kg
  • other metal (4N)
125 kg 400 kg 400 kg
  • natural wood (4C1)
125 kg 400 kg 400 kg
  • natural wood with sift-proof walls (4C2)
250 kg 400 kg 400 kg
  • plywood (4D)
125 kg 400 kg 400 kg
  • reconstituted wood (4F)
125 kg 400 kg 400 kg
  • fibreboard (4G)
75 kg 400 kg 400 kg
  • expanded plastics (4H1)
40 kg 60 kg 60 kg
  • solid plastics (4H2)
125 kg 400 kg 400 kg
Jerricans
  • steel (3A1, 3A2)
75 kg 120 kg 120 kg
  • aluminium (3B1, 3B2)
75 kg 120 kg 120 kg
  • plastics (3H1, 3H2)
75 kg 120 kg 120 kg
Single packagings
Drums
  • steel (1A1 or 1A24)
400 kg 400 kg 400 kg
  • aluminium (1B1 or 1B24)
400 kg 400 kg 400 kg
  • metal, other than steel or aluminium (1N1 or 1N24)
400 kg 400 kg 400 kg
  • plastics (1H1 or 1H24)
400 kg 400 kg 400 kg
  • fibre (1G5)
400 kg 400 kg 400 kg
  • plywood (1D5)
400 kg 400 kg 400 kg
Jerricans
  • steel (3A1 or 3A24)
120 kg 120 kg 120 kg
  • aluminium (3B1 or 3B24)
120 kg 120 kg 120 kg
  • plastics (3H1 or 3H24)
120 kg 120 kg 120 kg
Boxes
  • steel (4A)5
Not allowed 400 kg 400 kg
  • aluminium (4B)5
Not allowed 400 kg 400 kg
  • other metal (4N)5
Not allowed 400 kg 400 kg
  • natural wood (4C1)5
Not allowed 400 kg 400 kg
  • natural wood with sift-proof walls (4C2)5
Not allowed 400 kg 400 kg
  • plywood (4D)5
Not allowed 400 kg 400 kg
  • reconstituted wood (4F)5
Not allowed 400 kg 400 kg
  • fibreboard (4G)5
Not allowed 400 kg 400 kg
  • solid plastics (4H2)5
Not allowed 400 kg 400 kg
Bags
  • bags (5H3, 5H4, 5L3, 5M2)5
Not allowed 50 kg 50 kg
Composite packagings
  • Plastics receptacle in steel, aluminium, plywood, fibre or plastics drum (6HA1, 6HB1, 6HG15, 6HD15 or 6HH1)
400 kg 400 kg 400 kg
  • Plastics receptacle in steel or aluminium crate or box, wooden box, plywood box, fibreboard box or solid plastics box (6HA2, 6HB2, 6HC, 6HD25, 6HG25 or 6HH2)
75 kg 75 kg 75 kg
  • Glass receptacle in steel, aluminium, plywood or fibre drum (6PA1, 6PB1, 6PD15 or 6PG15) or in steel, aluminium, wood, or fibreboard box or in wickerwork hamper (6PA2, 6PB2, 6PC, 6PG25 or 6PD25) or in solid or expanded plastics packaging (6PH2 or 6PH15)
75 kg 75 kg 75 kg
Pressure receptacles, provided that the general provisions of 4.1.3.6 are met.

Special packing provisions:

PP7
For UN 2000, celluloid may be transported unpacked on pallets, wrapped in plastic film and secured by appropriate means, such as steel bands, as a single commodity in closed cargo transport units. Each pallet shall not exceed 1000 kg.
PP8
For UN 2002, packagings shall be so constructed that explosion is not possible by reason of increased internal pressure. Gas cylinders and gas receptacles shall not be used for these substances.
PP9
For UN 3175, UN 3243 and UN 3244, packagings shall conform to a design type that has passed a leakproofness test at the packing group II performance level. For UN 3175 the leakproofness test is not required when the liquids are fully absorbed in solid material contained in sealed bags.
PP11
For UN 1309, packing group III, and UN 1361 and UN 1362, 5M1 bags are allowed if they are overpacked in plastic bags and are wrapped in shrink or stretch wrap on pallets.
PP12
For UN 1361, UN 2213 and UN 3077, 5H1, 5L1 and 5M1 bags are allowed when transported in closed cargo transport units.
PP13
For articles classified under UN 2870, only combination packagings meeting the packing group I performance level are authorized.
PP14
For UN 2211, UN 2698 and UN 3314, packagings are not required to meet the performance tests in chapter 6.1.
PP15
For UN 1324 and UN 2623, packagings shall meet the packing group III performance level.
PP20
For UN 2217, any sift-proof, tearproof receptacle may be used.
PP30
For UN 2471, paper or fibre inner packagings are not permitted.
PP31
For UN Nos 1362, 1463, 1565, 1575, 1626, 1680, 1689, 1698, 1868, 1889, 1932, 2471, 2545, 2546, 2881, 3048, 3088, 3170, 3174, 3181, 3182, 3189, 3190, 3205, 3206, 3341, 3342, 3448, 3449 and 3450, packagings shall be hermetically sealed.
PP34
For UN 2969 (as whole beans), 5H1, 5L1 and 5M1 bags are permitted.
PP37
For UN 2590 and UN 2212, 5M1 bags are permitted. All bags of any type shall be transported in closed cargo transport units or be placed in closed rigid overpacks.
PP38
For UN 1309, bags are permitted only in closed cargo transport units or as unit loads.
PP84
For UN 1057, rigid outer packagings meeting the packing group II performance level shall be used. The packagings shall be designed and constructed and arranged to prevent movement, inadvertent ignition of the devices or inadvertent release of flammable gas or liquid.
PP85
For UN Nos. 1748, 2208, 2880, 3485, 3486 and 3487, bags are not allowed.
PP92
For UN Nos. 3531 and 3533, packagings shall be designed and constructed to permit the release of gas or vapour to prevent a build-up of pressure that could rupture the packagings in the event of loss of stabilization.
PP100
For UN numbers 1309, 1323, 1333, 1376, 1435, 1449, 1457, 1472, 1476, 1483, 1509, 1516, 1567, 1869, 2210, 2858, 2878, 2968, 3089, 3096 and 3125, flexible, fibreboard or wooden packagings shall be sift-proof and water-resistant or shall be fitted with a sift-proof and water-resistant liner.

  1. These inner packagings shall be sift-proof.

  2. These inner packagings shall not be used when the substances being transported may become liquid during transport.

  3. Paper and fibre inner packagings shall not be used for substances of packing group I.

  4. These packagings shall not be used for substances of packing group I that may become liquid during transport (see 4.1.3.4).

  5. These packagings shall not be used when the substances being transported may become liquid during transport (see 4.1.3.4).