Coolant Safety & Transportation

When considering the use of coolant in any application, review and understand our current Material Safety Data Sheet for the necessary safety and environmental health information. Since use conditions and applicable laws may differ from one location to another and may change with time, the Customer is responsible for determining whether products and the information provided are appropriate for Customer’s use and for ensuring that Customer’s workplace and disposal practices are in compliance with applicable laws and other governmental enactments. Recochem requests that the Customer read, understand, and comply with the information provided and the current Material Data Safety Sheet(s). Customer should furnish the information to its employees, contractors, and customers, or any other users of the product(s), and request that they do the same.



Coolant in containers or means of containment of less than 5,000 lbs (2,270 kg) or less are not regulated by either Transport Canada or the U.S. Department of Transportation. Therefore in North America, all consumer packaged coolant is non-regulated for shipment. Bulk shipments in Canada are also not regulated. Bulk shipments of coolant concentrate equal or greater than 5,000 lbs (2,270 kg) in a single container are regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) because ethylene glycol becomes a Reportable Quantity at those quantities. The Shipping name is “Environmental Hazardous substance Liquid N.O.S. (Ethylene Glycol), UN 3082, Class 9, Pk Gr III.  The flash point is 116°C.  Shipping prediluted coolant in bulk could contain 5,000 lbs (2,270 kg) in glycol and as such would require the same shipping documents and markings as the concentrate.