Sample containers will be sent to you in UN approved packaging. This packaging comprises a polypropylene inner carton and a fibreboard outer box. It is designed for shipping Packing Group I (one) materials (the most hazardous). Samples such as Lithium Nitride and Sodium Hydride fall into this category.
Your sample must be returned in this packaging using the most appropriate method – Courier or Specialist shipper. Samples may not be sent using the Royal Mail.
Safety and shipping
Recent changes in the Transport of Dangerous Goods regulations and the UN ADR document mean that even small scientific samples may need to be classified as Dangerous Goods, and consequently may need to be shipped in a special way. Your despatch department should be able to help you with this, or see the website for your chosen courier:
(United Nations web site: www.unece.org/trans/danger/danger.htm)
Also remember to enclose a completed Shipping Declaration.
The forms below must be printed in colour:
Fedex-specific Shipping Declaration
IATA Generic Shipping Declaration
Samples will be returned to you once any induced activity has reduced to background levels.
If you have any queries concerning safety, packaging and shipping, please contact Steve Roberts