Little Pro on 2016-01-13
An explosive substance is a solid or liquid substance (or mixture of substances) which is in itself capable by chemical reaction of producing gas at such a temperature and pressure and at such a speed as to cause damage to the surroundings. Pyrotechnic substances are included even when they do not evolve gases. You can often find it in the section 9 of a safety data sheet (SDS).
Shippers need to determine if a material belong to Class 1 dangerous goods (explosives) or not prior to shipment. This needs to be documented in the section 14 of safety data sheets. Class 1 dangerous goods shall be handled, stored and transported in compliance with dangerous goods regulations.
In many cases, specific tests are not necessary to determine whether or not a substance is an explosive; examination of its structural formula may provide predictive information.
Under REACH, this study does not need to be conducted if:
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