Class 8 Corrosives

Corrosive substances are substances that degrade certain materials such as metal and stone, through a complex chemical process.

According to the Australian Dangerous Goods Code, corrosive substances are classified as; “Class 8 - Corrosive Substances” defined as substances which, by chemical action, will also cause severe damage when in contact with living tissue, or, in the case of leakage, will materially damage, or even destroy, other goods during transport.

When corrosive materials touch human skin, they will immediately start to dissolve flesh, leaving burns. If corrosive substances come in contact with your eyes, they can have very severe effects such as; damaging the cornea and even causing blindness.

Commonly Transported:

Acids/acid solutions, Batteries, Battery fluid, Fuel cell cartridges, Dyes, Fire extinguisher charges, Formaldehyde, Flux, Paints, Alkylphenols, Amines, Polyamines, Sulphides, Polysulphides, Chlorides, Chlorosilanes, Bromine, Cyclohexylamine, Phenol / carbolic acid, Hydrofluoric acid, Hydrochloric acid, Sulfuric acid, Nitric acid, Sludge acid, Hydrogen fluoride, Iodine and Morpholine.


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