Epoxy Materials: Class 9

Hazmat Regulations for Shipping Epoxy Materials

Hazardous materials are the most regulated and most complicated materials to ship through all modes of transportation. This is due to the dangers that they create which may pose risks to people and the environment. There are certain precautions that must be taken when packaging and shipping epoxy materials. Epoxy materials are considered to be a hazard to the environment, requiring special markings. Epoxy materials are used in lots of construction work in addition to arts & crafts which it is used as a sealants.

Epoxy Materials
Epoxy Materials

Hazmat Classes

The following classes were created by the United Nations & the Department of Transportation which divide hazardous materials up into different categories. These categories determine what the material falls under and how it must be packaged and shipped.

9 DOT Hazardous Classes

  1. Explosives
  2. Gases
  3. Flammable Liquids
  4. Flammable Solids
  5. Oxidizing Agents & Organic Peroxides
  6. Toxic & Infectious Substances
  7. Radioactive Substances
  8. Corrosive Substances
  9. Miscellaneous


Epoxy Resin Class

Shipping epoxy resin materials fall under the Class 9 hazardous material because it does not meet the requirements under any of the 8 other categories but is still a environmentally hazardous substance. Some other examples of Class 9 materials include:



Class 9 Labels Used for Epoxy Materials
Class 9 Labels Used for Epoxy Materials


Do you need a placard for class 9 materials like epoxy materials?

When transporting domestically a Class 9 placard is not required. However, if the class 9 hazardous material is being shipped in bulk packaging it must be marked with the identification number.  The identification number will go either on an orange panel or white diamond. Nonbulk packaging needs to be marked with the identification number or the material and proper shipping name along with proper labeling. The Class 9 placard is used for materials needing international transportation.


What is bulk packaging for hazmat class 9?

Anything over 1,000 gallons is considered bulk packaging for hazmat Class 9.


Class 9 Dangerous Goods Label

When packaging a Class 9 hazmat material, the proper packaging has to be done. The Class 9 label is a white diamond shape with seven black vertical stripes in the upper half. It also has the number 9 in the bottom corner and it is underlined. Goods that are environmentally hazardous like epoxy, require a very specific label illustrating a dead fish. Epoxy is a UN 3082-classified substance, meaning it needs to be labeled with the UN number as well as the “environmentally hazardous substance, liquid, n.o.s.” dead fish label. When shipping epoxy, both of these labels must be on the package. Failure to package and label properly can lead to delays and hefty fines!

UN 3082 Environmentally hazardous liquids, n.o.s (epoxy) (1)
UN 3082 Environmentally Hazardous Liquids, n.o.s (Epoxy Materials)

How to package and ship your epoxy with DGM Boston?

Epoxy materials fall under the Class 9 DOT class. This means for shipping purposely, it must be packaged and labeled correctly as it is a environmentally dangerous good.

Reach out to a dangerous goods company, to help you with the packaging and shipping of your class 9 materials!

At DGM Boston, we understand that hazardous materials require special handling and packaging to ensure the safety of everyone involved. That’s why we specialize in providing hazmat packaging services that meet or exceed all regulatory requirements. Our team of experts has the knowledge and experience to handle a wide range of hazardous materials, including chemicals, batteries, and medical waste.

Contact us today to let us help you package and ship your dangerous goods!