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    Standard Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  11-01-2011

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    1.1 This terminology is a compilation of definitions of technical terms used in the packaging and distribution environments. Terms that are generally understood or adequately found in other readily available sources are not included.

    1.2 A definition is a single sentence with additional information included in discussions.

    1.3 Definitions that are identical to those published by another standards organization or ASTM committee are identified with the name of the organization or ASTM committee.

    1.4 The definitions in this terminology are grouped into related areas under principal concepts. The broad discriptor term for each group is followed in alphabetical order by narrower terms and related terms. Cross-references are included where the concept group is not obvious.

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    Committee D 10
    Document Type Reference Material
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status NA
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    ASTM D 6255/D6255M : 2018 Standard Specification for Steel or Aluminum Slotted Angle Crates
    ASTM D 5445 : 2015 Standard Practice for Pictorial Markings for Handling of Goods
    ASTM D 5487 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Simulated Drop of Loaded Containers by Shock Machines
    ASTM D 4504 : 1994 : R2018 Standard Specification for Molded Polyethylene Open-Head-Pails for Industrial Shipping of Nonhazardous Goods
    ASTM D 4279 : 1995 : R2017 Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Shipping Containers—Constant and Cycle Methods
    ASTM D 5265 : 2009 : R2016 Standard Test Method for Bridge Impact Testing
    ASTM D 6804 : 2019 Standard Guide for Hand Hole Design in Corrugated Boxes
    ASTM F 2391 : 2005 : R2016 Standard Test Method for Measuring Package and Seal Integrity Using Helium as the Tracer Gas
    ASTM D 1974/D1974M : 2016 Standard Practice for Methods of Closing, Sealing, and Reinforcing Fiberboard Boxes
    ASTM D 2658 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Determining Dimensions of Fiberboard Boxes
    ASTM D 7478/D7478M : 2011 : R2017 Standard Specification for Heavy Duty Sheathed Wood Crates
    ASTM D 6199 : 2018 : REV A Standard Practice for Quality of Wood Members of Containers and Pallets
    ASTM D 7387 : 2020 Standard Test Method for Vibration Testing of Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) Used for Shipping Liquid Hazardous Materials (Dangerous Goods)
    ASTM D 5486/D5486M : 2006 : R2020 Standard Specification for Pressure-Sensitive Tape for Packaging, Box Closure, and Sealing
    ASTM D 4991 : 2007 : R2015 Standard Test Method for Leakage Testing of Empty Rigid Containers by Vacuum Method
    ASTM D 3813/D3813M : 1998 : R2020 Standard Test Method for Curling, Twisting, and Tubing on Unwind of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes
    ASTM D 5331 : 2003 : R2016 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Mechanical Handling of Unitized Loads Secured with Stretch Wrap Films
    ASTM D 951 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Water Resistance of Shipping Containers by Spray Method
    ASTM D 642 : 2020 Standard Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads
    ASTM D 3611 : 2006 : R2019 Standard Practice for Accelerated Aging of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes
    ASTM D 2063/D2063M : 2010 : R2018 Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Torque Retention for Packages with Continuous Thread Closures Using Non-Automated (Manual) Torque Testing Equipment
    ASTM D 6179 : 2020 Standard Test Methods for Rough Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
    ASTM D 3950 : 2017 Standard Specification for Strapping, Nonmetallic (and Joining Methods)
    ASTM D 5168 : 2012 : R2017 Standard Practice for Fabrication and Closure of Triple-Wall Corrugated Fiberboard Containers
    ASTM D 5570/D5570M : 2010 : R2015 Standard Test Method for Water Resistance of Tape and Adhesives Used as Box Closure
    ASTM D 5264 : 1998 : R2019 Standard Practice for Abrasion Resistance of Printed Materials by the Sutherland Rub Tester
    ASTM D 3951 : 2018 Standard Practice for Commercial Packaging
    ASTM D 3652/D3652M : 2001 : R2020 Standard Test Method for Thickness of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes
    ASTM D 7932 : 2017 Standard Specification for Printed, Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Labels for Use in Extreme Distribution Environments
    ASTM D 5277 : 1992 : R2015 Standard Test Method for Performing Programmed Horizontal Impacts Using an Inclined Impact Tester
    ASTM A 700 : 2014(R2019) Standard Guide for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment
    ASTM D 3953 : 2015 Standard Specification for Strapping, Flat Steel and Seals
    ASTM D 5748 : 1995 : R2019 Standard Test Method for Protrusion Puncture Resistance of Stretch Wrap Film
    ASTM D 6537 : 2000 : R2014 Standard Practice for Instrumented Package Shock Testing For Determination of Package Performance
    ASTM D 7030 : 2004 : R2017 Standard Test Method for Short Term Creep Performance of Corrugated Fiberboard Containers Under Constant Load Using a Compression Test Machine
    ASTM D 6398 : 2008 : R2014 Standard Practice to Enhance Identification of Drug Names on Labels (Withdrawn 2022)
    ASTM D 1596 : 2014 Standard Test Method for Dynamic Shock Cushioning Characteristics of Packaging Material
    ASTM D 7386 : 2016 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Packages for Single Parcel Delivery Systems
    ASTM D 3076 : 2018 Standard Practice for Effective Crimping on Outside Crimped Valves of Aerosol Containers
    ASTM D 4169 : 2016 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
    ASTM D 6123/D6123M : 1997 : R2020 Standard Specification for Pressure-Sensitive Tape for Light-Duty Packaging and General Purpose Masking
    ASTM D 3715/D3715M : 1998 : R2019 Standard Practice for Quality Assurance of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes
    ASTM D 3759/D3759M : 2005 : R2019 Standard Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Pressure-Sensitive Tape
    ASTM D 6653/D6653M : 2013 Standard Test Methods for Determining the Effects of High Altitude on Packaging Systems by Vacuum Method
    ASTM D 4041/D4041M : 2005 : R2017 Standard Practice for Determining Spray Patterns of Mechanical Pump Dispensers
    ASTM D 5571 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR) of Plastic Tighthead Drums Not Exceeding 60 Gal (227 L) in Rated Capacity
    ASTM D 5458 : 1995 : R2020 Standard Test Method for Peel Cling of Stretch Wrap Film
    ASTM D4003:1998(R2019)e1 Standard Test Methods for Programmable Horizontal Impact Test for Shipping Containers and Systems
    ASTM D 3069 : 1994 : R2013 Standard Test Method for Delivery Rate of Aerosol Products (Withdrawn 2022)
    ASTM D 5414 : 1995 : R2020 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Horizontal Impact Performance of Load Unitizing Stretch Wrap Films
    ASTM D 7298 : 2006 : R2017 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Comparative Legibility by Means of Polarizing Filter Instrumentation
    ASTM D 4577 : 2019 Standard Test Method for Compression Resistance of a Container Under Constant Load
    ASTM D 5276 : 2019 Standard Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall
    ASTM D 5639/D5639M : 2020 Standard Practice for Selection of Corrugated Fiberboard Materials and Box Construction Based on Performance Requirements
    ASTM D 4332 : 2014 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
    ASTM F 2825 : 2018 Standard Practice for Climatic Stressing of Packaging Systems for Single Parcel Delivery
    ASTM D 880 : 1992 : R2015 Standard Test Method for Impact Testing for Shipping Containers and Systems
    ASTM D 5330/D5330M : 2006 : R2020 Standard Specification for Pressure-Sensitive Tape for Packaging, Filament-Reinforced
    ASTM D 3833/D3833M : 1996 : R2019 Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes
    ASTM D 999 : 2008 : R2015 Standard Test Methods for Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers
    ASTM D 6254/D6254M : 2020 Standard Specification for Wirebound Pallet-Type Wood Boxes
    ASTM D 6252/D6252M : 1998 : R2019 Standard Test Method for Peel Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Label Stocks at a 90° Angle
    ASTM D 3889/D3889M : 1996 : R2020 Standard Test Method for Adherence to Linerboard of Pressure-Sensitive Tape at Low Temperature
    ASTM F 2338 : 2009 : R2020 Standard Test Method for Nondestructive Detection of Leaks in Packages by Vacuum Decay Method
    ASTM D 4775/D4775M : 2009 : R2014 Standard Specification for Identification and Configuration of Prefilled Syringes and Delivery Systems for Drugs (Excluding Pharmacy Bulk Packages) (Withdrawn 2022)
    ASTM D 5663 : 2015 : R2020 Standard Guide for Validating Recycled Content in Packaging Paper and Paperboard
    ASTM D 1975 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Environmental Stress Crack Resistance of Plastic Injection Molded Open Head Pails
    ASTM D 6590/D6590M : 2000 : R2020 Standard Specification for Pressure-Sensitive Tape for Sealing Fiber Containers and Cans (Withdrawn 2021)
    ASTM D 4774 : 2011 : R2017 Standard Specification for User Applied Drug Labels in Anesthesiology (Withdrawn 2022)
    ASTM D 5459 : 1995 : R2020 Standard Test Method for Machine Direction Elastic Recovery and Permanent Deformation and Stress Retention of Stretch Wrap Film
    ASTM F 3169 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Leak Detection in Blister Packaging by Vacuum Deflection Method by Laser Measurement
    ASTM D 5749 : 2017 Standard Specification for Reinforced and Plain Gummed Tape for Sealing and Securing
    ASTM D 6055 : 1996 : R2019 Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
    ASTM D 3811/D3811M : 1996 : R2018 Standard Test Method for Unwind Force of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes
    ASTM D 5118/D5118M : 2015 : R2020 Standard Practice for Fabrication of Fiberboard Shipping Boxes
    ASTM D 3330/D3330M : 2004 : R2018 Standard Test Method for Peel Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Tape
    ASTM D 3103 : 2020 Standard Test Method for Thermal Insulation Performance of Distribution Packages
    ASTM F 2227 : 2013 : R2021 Standard Test Method for Non-Destructive Detection of Leaks in Non-sealed and Empty Packaging Trays by CO2 Tracer Gas Method
    ASTM D 3332 : 1999 : R2016 Standard Test Methods for Mechanical-Shock Fragility of Products, Using Shock Machines
    ASTM D 6251/D6251M : 2019 Standard Specification for Wood-Cleated Panelboard Shipping Boxes
    ASTM D 5077 : 1990 : R2015 Standard Terminology Relating to Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Packaging Materials
    ASTM D 8314 : 2020 Standard Guide for Performance Testing of Applied Stretch Films and Stretch Wrapping
    ASTM D 6880/D6880M : 2019 Standard Specification for Wood Boxes
    ASTM D 3482 : 2007 : REV A : R2014 Standard Practice for Determining Electrolytic Corrosion of Copper by Adhesives
    ASTM D 3580 : 1995 : R2015 Standard Test Methods for Vibration (Vertical Linear Motion) Test of Products
    ASTM D 1968 : 2019 Standard Terminology Relating to Paper and Paper Products
    ASTM D 5094/D5094M : 2009 : R2014 Standard Test Methods for Gross Leakage of Liquids from Containers with Threaded or Lug-Style Closures (Withdrawn 2023)
    ASTM D 4919 : 2017 Standard Guide for Testing of Hazardous Materials (Dangerous Goods) Packagings
    ASTM D 6788 : 2002 : R2017 Standard Specification for Repositionable Pressure-Sensitive Flags
    ASTM D 5728 : 2012 : R2020 Standard Practices for Securement of Cargo in Intermodal and Unimodal Surface Transport
    ASTM D 6039/D6039M : 2018 Standard Specification for Open and Covered Wood Crates
    ASTM D 1185 : 1998 : REV A : R2017 Standard Test Methods for Pallets and Related Structures Employed in Materials Handling and Shipping
    ASTM D 4727/D4727M : 2017 Standard Specification for Corrugated and Solid Fiberboard Sheet Stock (Container Grade) and Cut Shapes
    ASTM D 4168 : 1995 : R2015 Standard Test Methods for Transmitted Shock Characteristics of Foam-in-Place Cushioning Materials
    ASTM D 6344 : 2004 : R2017 Standard Test Method for Concentrated Impacts to Transport Packages
    ASTM D 5415 : 1995 : R2020 Standard Test Method for Evaluating Load Containment Performance of Stretch Wrap Films by Vibration Testing
    ASTM D 4649 : 2020 Standard Guide for Use of Stretch Films and Wrapping Application
    ASTM D 6198 : 2018 Standard Guide for Transport Packaging Design
    ASTM D 5112 : 1998 : R2015 Standard Test Method for Vibration (Horizontal Linear Motion) Test of Products
    ASTM D 3816/D3816M : 1996 : R2020 Standard Test Method for Water Penetration Rate of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes
    ASTM D 6253 : 2016 Standard Practice for Treatment and/or Marking of Wood Packaging Materials
    ASTM D 6256/D6256M : 2016 Standard Specification for Wood-Cleated Shipping Boxes with Skidded, Load-Bearing Bases
    ASTM D 4675 : 2014 : REV A Standard Guide for Selection and Use of Flat Strapping Materials1
    ASTM D 5416 : 1995 : R2020 Standard Test Method for Evaluating Abrasion Resistance of Stretch Wrap Films by Vibration Testing
    ASTM D 4728 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Random Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers
    ASTM D 5375/D5375M : 1998 : R2019 Standard Test Methods for Liner Removal at High Speeds from Pressure-Sensitive Label Stock
    ASTM D 2860/D2860M : 2018 Standard Test Method for Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Tape to Fiberboard at 90° Angle and Constant Stress
    ASTM D 6295/D6295M : 1998 : R2019 Standard Test Method for Dispensability of Light–Duty Pressure–Sensitive Film Tape
    ASTM D 7860 : 2014 Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Torque Retention for Child Resistant and Non-Child Resistant Packages with Continuous Thread Closures Using Automated Torque Testing Equipment
    ASTM D 6573/D6573M : 2013 : R2020 Standard Specification for General Purpose Wirebound Shipping Boxes
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