UN & DOT HazMat Package Testing

Liquids, Solids, Aerosols, and Articles. APTL Identification code and +BR

Advanced Packaging Technology Laboratories is a DOT/UN recognized and certified third-party testing agency. View Certification 

Advanced Packaging Technology Laboratories team of engineers and technicians are your most-trusted advisors when it comes to UN and DOT requirements. They work directly with you through the entire testing process in obtaining U.S. DOT certification for shipping packages containing dangerous goods to consulting you when it comes to intricate details and requirements of these regulations. Every step of the way they are there to guide you.

Advanced Packaging Technology Laboratories has a depth of knowledge and expertise in all nine classifications of “Dangerous Goods” containers or packages:

Class 1 – Explosives
Class 2 – Aerosols and fine explosives (gas)
Class 3 – Flammable liquids
Class 4 – Flammable solids
Class 5 – Oxidizing substances and organic peroxide
Class 6 – Toxic and poisonous materials
Class 7 – Radioactive material
Class 8 – Corrosive substances
Class 9 – Miscellaneous dangerous substances


  • 28 day stack test
  • Drop testing
  • Static or dynamic compression
  • Repetitive shock
  • Vibration testing
  • Compatibility
  • Aging
  • Cobb
  • Package integrity testing
  • Package strength testing
  • Hydrostatic pressure test / internal pressure test
  • IBC testing
  • Vacuum leak testing
  • Leakproof stress tests

Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials Services

  • A highly responsive testing service with timely turnaround to meet your needs
  • Expert assistance interpreting complicated regulatory requirements
  • Certificate revalidation testing to meet new requirement of certifying bodies.

Drop Test – Can your container and contents withstand sudden shock resulting from a free fall?

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UN & DOT Hazmat Package Testing

Test Setup on Drop Tester

Overview of Package Preparation (Filling/Sealing/Assembling) and Cold Temperature Conditioning Chambers with Drop Tester

Cobb Test

Multiple Bottle Filling Stations for Water or Antifreeze Test Materials

Fixed 1 inch displacement Vertical Vibration Machine

Compression Machine — Simulate Warehouse and Truck Stacking Environment

Drop Test

Vibration Test Closeup

Package Preparation, Conditioning and Drop Testing

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Drop Test

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Drop Test of an 11G Fiberboard Container

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Bag Drop Test

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Flexible Bag Drop Test

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Flexible Bag Drop Test 3000lbs

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Hydrostaic Pressure Test