UN Rated Bags

UN Rated bags are designed to carry products that are classified as dangerous goods, these goods are carried in accordance with the UN association, commonly known as the Orange Book. Rated bags, carrying hazardous products can be classified as group 2 (Y) or group 3 (Z) which refers to the hazard level of goods they carry. Identifying the packaging group symbolises the hazard level of product that is, or will be carried within the unit in question.

UN Rated bags are subjected to a higher criteria of testing characteristics. These criteria include a series of six different performance tests, only when these test stages have been completed, can an appropriate UN certificate be issued. The most critical test within this group, is that of the one that defines whether the Rated bag belongs to packaging group 2 (Y) or group 3 (Z). This test is known as the drop test. This test involves filling the Rated bag in question to the Safety Working Load (SWL) as designated on the Safety Label of the bag, then dropping the bag from a height of between 80-120cms onto a smooth surface.

UN Rated bags have a unique coding system, this system explains the characteristics of that particular Rated bag. This coding must appear on two opposite sides of the Rated bag for clear identification.

The codes are as follows,

  • 13H1: uncoated, without a liner
  • 13H2: coated, without a liner
  • 13H3: uncoated, with a liner
  • 13H4: coated, with a liner

UAC has now been producing UN Rated bags for over 15 years, and certifications have been obtained from leading test houses worldwide.

Filling & Closure

 Open Top with Hem 
 Tie-Down Flap  
 Duffel Top 
 Open Top & Tightening Holes 
 Open Top with Draw Cord 
 Filling Spout 


 Cross-Corner Loops 
 Side-Seam Loops    
 Sleeve Lift 
 Hood Lift 
 Ancillary Loops 
 Double Stevedore Straps 
 Single Stevedore Strap 


 Discharge Spout 
 Discharge Spout with Iris Protection 
 Discharge Spout with Petal Closure     
 Discharge Spout with Sewn Cover 
 Discharge Spout with Protection Flap 
 Full Drop Bottom