Rodinal for international travel
Rodinal seems nearly impossible to ship overseas. Apparently it's hazardous and the only guy who used to do it from Germany has stopped shipping by "surface transport" due to new restrictions.
Now I wil be visiting Germany on work and intend to purchase a few bottles of this fluid and put it in my check-in luggage on the way back.
Is this permitted? What documentation/precautions should I take?
I thought this forum would have some practical experience. Thanks!
Check the MSDS for ingredients, then see what liquids the air carriers you will be using allow in checked baggage.
Where are you flying from or to?
I am traveling from Germany to India.
I looked up the specs inside Adox_Adonal_Film_Developer.pdf (found in freestylephoto) but couldn't make out much. See below.
· Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR:
· ICAO/IATA Class: 8
· UN/ID Number: UN 1814
· Label 8
· Packaging group: III
· Correct technical name: POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE SOLUTION
Internal physical tests, MSDS of the ingredients,
Information system on hazardous substances of the German Social Accident Insurance
(GESTIS-database on hazardous substances)
applicable EEC directives:
From page 123 of: http://www.iata.org/SiteCollectionDo...ctober2008.pdf
PACKING INSTRUCTION 852
This instruction applies to Class 8 liquids in Packing Group III on passenger aircraft.
The General Packing Requirements of Subsection 5.0.2 must be met.
• Substances must be compatible with their packagings as required by 188.8.131.52;
• Metal packagings must be corrosion resistant or with protection against corrosion for substances with a Class 8 subsidiary risk.
• Substances of class 8 are permitted in glass or earthenware inner packagings only if the substance is free from hydrofluoric acid.
Closures must meet the requirements of 184.108.40.206;
Additional Packing Requirements
♦ Packagings must meet Packing Group II performance standards.
Single packagings are not permitted.
Inner Packaging (see 6.1)
Net quantity per inner packaging
Glass 2.5 L
Metal 5.0 L
Plastic 2.5 L
Total net quantity per package 5.0 L
In theory, you can take 5 liters with you if properly labeled and packaged. I'd check with the airline before you try it.
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Thanks for the note, Bob. I'll see how it goes.
You might want to try and get the shipping case that they come with from the factory, with a UN number... They must be double packed in approved containers as it is a corrosive substance.
I still live just beyond the fringe in Stittsville