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  • ASTM D 642 : 2015

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    Standard Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  23-10-2020

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-04-2015

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    This test method covers compression tests on shipping containers (for example, boxes and drums) or components, or both. Shipping containers may be tested with or without contents.

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    1.1This test method covers compression tests on shipping containers (for example, boxes and drums) or components, or both. Shipping containers may be tested with or without contents. The procedure may be used for measuring the ability of the container to resist external compressive loads applied to its faces, to diagonally opposite edges, or to corners (Fig. 1 and Fig. 2). This test method covers testing of multiple containers or unit loads, in addition to individual shipping containers, components, materials, or combination thereof.

    1.2The test method of applying load may be used to compare the characteristics of a given design of container with a standard, or to compare the characteristics of containers differing in construction.

    1.3This test method is related to TAPPI T804, which is similar for fixed platen machines but does not recognize swivel platen machines. This test method fulfills the requirements of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Test Method 12048. The ISO standards may not meet the requirements for this test method.

    1.4The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.5This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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    Committee D 10
    Document Type Test Method
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
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    ASTM D 4169 : 2016 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
    ASTM D 4577 : 2019 Standard Test Method for Compression Resistance of a Container Under Constant Load
    ASTM D 4169 : 2005 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
    ASTM D 4442 : 2007 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
    ASTM D 4332 : 2000 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
    ASTM D 4169 : 1999 : EDT 1 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
    ASTM D 4442 : 2015 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
    ASTM D 4169 : 2001 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
    ASTM D 4332 : 2001 : EDT 1 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
    ASTM D 4169 : 2004 : REV A Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
    ASTM D 4577 : 2000 Standard Test Method for Compression Resistance of a Container Under Constant Load
    ASTM D 4577 : 2005 : R2018 Standard Test Method for Compression Resistance of a Container Under Constant Load
    ASTM D 4442 : 2016 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
    ASTM D 4169 : 2001 : EDT 1 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
    ASTM D 4332 : 2001 : R2006 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
    ASTM D 4169 : 2004 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
    ASTM D 4169 : 2008 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
    ASTM D 4577 : 2005 Standard Test Method for Compression Resistance of a Container Under Constant Load
    ASTM D 4442 : 2020 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Based Materials
    ASTM D 4332 : 2014 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
    ASTM D 4332 : 2001 : EDT 2 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
    ASTM D 4169 : 2014 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
    ASTM D 4169 : 2009 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
    ASTM D 4332 : 1999 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
    ASTM D 4577 : 2000 : R2003 Standard Test Method for Compression Resistance of a Container Under Constant Load
    ASTM D 4577 : 2005 : R2010 Standard Test Method for Compression Resistance of a Container Under Constant Load
    ASTM D 4332 : 2013 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
    ASTM D 4442 : 1992 : R1997 : EDT 1 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
    ASTM D 4442 : 1984 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
    ASTM D 4577 : 2000 : R2003 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Compression Resistance of a Container Under Constant Load
    ASTM D 4332 : 2001 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
    ASTM D 4442 : 1992 : R2003 Standard Test Methods for Direct Moisture Content Measurement of Wood and Wood-Base Materials
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