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SSCC-18 is an implementation of the GS1-128 barcode symbology with AI (00) that is typically used to encode an eighteen-digit shipping container serial number.

Also known as: EAN-18, NVE.

Standards: ISO/IEC 15417, ANSI/AIM BC4-1999 ISS, BS EN 799, GS1 General Specifications.

Data and Options

  • The data field input is provided in GS1 Application Identifier standard format and must be a solitary AI (00) with seventeen or eighteen digits of a Serial Shipping Container Code, i.e. (00)0....
  • Arbitrary spacing may be placed between the digits to format the human readable text without interfering with the encoded data.
  • The mandatory check digit is calculated automatically and any user provided check digit is discarded.


Identical symbols, input provided with and without a check digit:

Data:    (00)006141411234567890
Options: includetext
Encoder: sscc18
Data:    (00)00614141123456789
Options: includetext
Encoder: sscc18