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All about our enhanced UN testing facilities

As reported by Berry Global, our Berry M&H Rushden site has upgraded its in-house facility for the specialist testing of blow moulded containers for UN Dangerous Goods accreditation.

The Berry M&H laboratory is already UKAS accredited to ISO 17025, which means that the laboratory has met both the Management Requirements and the Technical Requirements of ISO17025 deeming it technically competent to produce calibration and testing results.  The additional achievement of the BVI accreditation enables the laboratory to carry out tests on containers manufactured throughout Europe.

In addition, due to both customer and our own demand, the site has enabled a sizeable increase in its testing capacity by enlarging the hot room space; which shows how items react under heat differentials. This was achieved through the investment in more compact stack rigs allowing for a better use of the facilities.

The UN Testing Laboratory is able to handle the testing of containers with a capacity of up to 30 Litres. Our Berry M&H laboratory can also test not only freestanding but also combination packs in a range of materials.

Range UN Free standing

In addition to providing a customised service to our clients, we offer a wide variety of standard containers available in the UN Free Standing range:

Compact Jerrycan 2.5L / 5L

Jerrycan 5L

Agrochemical  1L / 5L / 10L

Round 1L / 25L

Stacker 5L / 6L / 10L

Europack 20L / 25L

Square Round 25L

Rectangular 30L

To discuss the best option for your hazardous products contact our team of experts or call us on

We can offer the following tests to UN standards:

  • Drops tests on Freestanding Plastic containers or combination packs containing plastic, metal, glass inners up to 2.4m
  • Stacking tests @ 40°C
  • Air Pressure testing to 1 Bar
  • Hydraulic Pressure testing to 3 Bar
  • Model Liquids Testing with Hydrocarbons (White Spirit) or Wetting solution
  • Compliance Advice
  • Pre-Test trials

We can also provide the following Non-UN Services:

  • ESCR Testing
  • Permeation Testing
  • MFI Testing
  • Colour Assessment
  • CMM Measurements
  • Topload Assessments
  • Custom testing

In addition, the company’s technical support services can carry out a variety of performance tests and assessments on existing and new containers, including polymer specifications, environmental stress cracking (ESC), opacity and colour, and temperature storage analysis.

Bespoke test procedures can also be developed for special applications.

Please contact our team on 01502 715518   –  we are ready to discuss your specific requirements in detail with you.

We can also offer the following Non-UN Services: