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Class 1

Explosives

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

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Sub-Divisions

1.1 Substances and articles which have a mass explosion hazard. (Forbidden for air)
1.2 Substances and articles which have a projection hazard but not a mass explosion hazard (Forbidden for air)
1.3 Substances and articles which have a fire hazard and either a minor blast hazard or a minor projection hazard or both
1.4 Substances and articles which present no significant hazard; only a small hazard in the event of ignition or initiation during transport with any effects largely confined to the package
1.5 Very insensitive substances which have a mass explosion hazard (forbidden for air)
1.6 Extremely insensitive articles which do not have a mass explosion hazard (forbidden for air)

Common Examples

1.1 - TNT, Dynamite, C4

1.2 - Rockets, Detonation Cord

1.3 - Commercial fireworks, Smoke signals, flash bangs

1.4 - Small arms ammunition, inert projectiles (up to 50 Cal), consumer fireworks

1.5 - Blasting agents

1.6 - Extremely insensitive explosives, some large caliber projectiles. IMX-101

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