If you want to ship your chemical goods to a country, you need to classify them based on the dangerous goods classification according to the region’s laws. Therefore, Luwjistik provides you with the category of hazardous goods for each class. Below are the types of dangerous materials you should be aware of before shipping them to a destination country, including:

Class 1. Explosives

An explosive is a reactive substance that contains a significant amount of potential energy that can produce an explosion if released suddenly, usually along with the production of light, heat, sound, and pressure.


Class 2. Gasses


Class 3. Flammable Liquids

Flammable and combustible liquids are present in almost every workplace. Fuels and standard products like solvents, thinners, cleaners, adhesives, paints, waxes, and polishes may be flammable or combustible liquids. The transportation classification considers any liquid offered for transport as a flammable liquid if it has a flash point of not more than 60°C (140°F) or if it is a material in a liquid phase with a flash point at or above 37.8°C (100°F).


  • Gasoline
  • Some alcohols
  • Camp fuels, kerosene, fire starting fluids, etc.
  • Paint
  • Perfumery products
  • Resins
  • Varnishes
  • Methylated Spirits
  • Some essential oils
  • Lighter refills
  • Ethanol, Methanol, Isopropanol
  • Nail Polish
  • Acetone
  • Oil-based paints
  • Paint thinner

Class 4. Flammable Solids

Flammable solids are any materials in the solid phase of matter that can readily undergo combustion in the presence of a source of ignition under normal circumstances. The definition includes self-reactive materials, thermally unstable materials that can experience a robust and exothermic decomposition without oxygen, and readily combustible solids, which may cause a fire through friction, e.g., matches.


Class 5. Oxidizing Substances

Oxidizing materials are liquids or solids that readily release oxygen or oxidizing substances. It includes burnable materials, which means that oxygen combines chemically with the other material to increase the chance of a fire or explosion.


Class 6. Toxic & Infectious Substances

The Toxic & Infectious Substances are categorized into two divisions, which are:

A. Division 6.1 – Poison (Toxic)

A poisonous material is a material, other than a gas, known to be so toxic to humans as to afford a hazard to health during transportation or in the absence of adequate data on human toxicity.

We presume this substance to be toxic to humans because laboratory animal testing, preferably using data reported in the chemical literature, indicates that it falls within one or more of the following categories :

1. Oral Toxicity: A liquid or solid with an LD50 for acute oral toxicity of not more than 300 mg/kg.
2. Dermal Toxicity: A material with an LD50 for acute dermal toxicity of not more than 1000 mg/kg. 3. Inhalation Toxicity. (A) Dust or mist with an LC50 for acute toxicity on inhalation of not more than four mg/L


  • Arsenic
  • Insecticides
  • Pesticides
  • Some medicines
  • Some engine fuel additives
  • Some disinfectants

B. Division 6.2 – Infectious Substances

An infectious substance is known or reasonably expected to contain a pathogen. A pathogen is a microorganism (including bacteria, viruses, rickettsiae, parasites, fungi) or another agent, such as a proteinaceous infectious particle (prion), that can cause disease in humans or animals.


  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B
  • Anthrax
  • Blood samples
  • The used needles

Class 7. Radioactive Material

Radioactive material is a hazardous material that releases radionuclides as it decays.

    It means practically no radiation outside the package.
    It implies some radiation outside the box.
    It is for higher radiation levels than RADIOACTIVE I and II.
  • The FISSILE white label
    It indicates special handling instructions.


  • Radioactive medicines
  • Isotopes used in research, e.g. Carbon-14
  • X-ray machines and other equipment with radioactive sources
  • Smoke alarms
  • Some luminous paints

Class 8. Corrosives

A corrosive material is a highly-reactive liquid or solid substance that chemically causes damage to living tissue, i.e., total thickness destruction of human skin at the site of contact within a specified period. Acids and bases are common corrosive materials.


  • Sulfuric acid and hydrochloric acid (*most acids)
  • Potassium and sodium hydroxide
  • Wet and NiCad batteries
  • Drain cleaner
  • Paint / Paint stripper
  • Mercury thermometers and barometers
  • Alkalis

Class 9. Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods

The DOT considers these items hazardous but does NOT meet the criteria of one of the first eight hazard classes. Miscellaneous dangerous goods present many potential hazards to human health and safety, property, and the environment.


  • Dry Ice
  • Engines
  • Lithium batteries
  • Air Bag Inflators/Modules
  • Seat Belt Pretensioners
  • Magnetized material
  • Dangerous goods in machinery
  • Battery-powered equipment
  • Battery-powered vehicles
  • Expandable polymeric beads/polystyrene beads
  • Ammonium nitrate fertilizers
  • Blue asbestos / crocidolite