• ASTM D 4169 : 2016

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    Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  02-24-2022

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  06-10-2016

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    This practice provides a uniform basis of evaluating, in a laboratory, the ability of shipping units to withstand the distribution environment.

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    1.1This practice provides a uniform basis of evaluating, in a laboratory, the ability of shipping units to withstand the distribution environment. This is accomplished by subjecting them to a test plan consisting of a sequence of anticipated hazard elements encountered in various distribution cycles. This practice is not intended to supplant material specifications or existing preshipment test procedures.

    1.2Consider the use of Practice D7386 for testing of packages for single parcel shipments.

    1.3The suitability of this practice for use with hazardous materials has not been determined.

    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 Standard Practice
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    ASTM D 6255/D6255M : 2018 Standard Specification for Steel or Aluminum Slotted Angle Crates
    ASTM C 1484 : 2010 : R2018 Standard Specification for Vacuum Insulation Panels
    ASTM E 3051 : 2016 Standard Guide for Specification, Design, Verification, and Application of Single-Use Systems in Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing
    ASTM D 5414 : 1995 : R2012 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Horizontal Impact Performance of Load Unitizing Stretch Wrap Films
    ASTM D 6653/D6653M : 2013 Standard Test Methods for Determining the Effects of High Altitude on Packaging Systems by Vacuum Method
    ASTM E 921 : 1997 : R2016 Standard Specification for Export Packaged Laboratory Apparatus
    ASTM D 642 : 2015 Standard Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads
    ASTM D 4279 : 1995 : R2017 Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Shipping Containers—Constant and Cycle Methods
    ASTM D 1974/D1974M : 2016 Standard Practice for Methods of Closing, Sealing, and Reinforcing Fiberboard Boxes
    ASTM D 3951 : 2018 Standard Practice for Commercial Packaging
    ASTM D 6573/D6573M : 2013 Standard Specification for General Purpose Wirebound Shipping Boxes
    ASTM D 6251/D6251M : 2011 Standard Specification for Wood-Cleated Panelboard Shipping Boxes
    ASTM D 5277 : 1992 : R2015 Standard Test Method for Performing Programmed Horizontal Impacts Using an Inclined Impact Tester
    ASTM D 5639/D5639M : 2011 : R2015 Standard Practice for Selection of Corrugated Fiberboard Materials and Box Construction Based on Performance Requirements
    ASTM D 6055 : 1996 : R2014 Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
    ASTM D 6880/D6880M : 2011 Standard Specification for Wood Boxes
    ASTM D 6537 : 2000 : R2014 Standard Practice for Instrumented Package Shock Testing For Determination of Package Performance
    ASTM D 5276 : 2019 Standard Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall
    ASTM D 999 : 2008 : R2015 Standard Test Methods for Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers
    ASTM F 2097 : 2016 Standard Guide for Design and Evaluation of Primary Flexible Packaging for Medical Products
    ASTM E 1133 : 1986 : R2016 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Packaged Laboratory Apparatus for United States Government Procurements
    ASTM D 7478/D7478M : 2011 : R2017 Standard Specification for Heavy Duty Sheathed Wood Crates
    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 6254/D6254M : 2013 Standard Specification for Wirebound Pallet-Type Wood Boxes
    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 A 700 : 2014 Standard Guide for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment
    ASTM D 6179 : 2007 : R2014 Standard Test Methods for Rough Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
    ASTM D 7387 : 2013 Standard Test Method for Vibration Testing of Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) Used for Shipping Liquid Hazardous Materials (Dangerous Goods)
    ASTM D 5094/D5094M : 2009 : R2014 Standard Test Methods for Gross Leakage of Liquids from Containers with Threaded or Lug-Style Closures
    ASTM D 4919 : 2017 Standard Guide for Testing of Hazardous Materials (Dangerous Goods) Packagings
    ASTM D 6039/D6039M : 2018 Standard Specification for Open and Covered Wood Crates
    ASTM D 4727/D4727M : 2017 Standard Specification for Corrugated and Solid Fiberboard Sheet Stock (Container Grade) and Cut Shapes
    ASTM D 6344 : 2004 : R2017 Standard Test Method for Concentrated Impacts to Transport Packages
    ASTM D 6198 : 2018 Standard Guide for Transport Packaging Design
    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 4728 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Random Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers
    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 6653/D6653M : 2013 : R2021 Standard Test Methods for Determining the Effects of High Altitude on Packaging Systems by Vacuum Method
    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 642 : 2020 Standard Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads
    ASTM D 6179 : 2020 Standard Test Methods for Rough Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
    ASTM D 6537 : 2000 : R2021 Standard Practice for Instrumented Package Shock Testing For Determination of Package Performance
    ASTM A 700 : 2014(R2019) Standard Guide for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment
    ASTM F 2097 : 2020 Standard Guide for Design and Evaluation of Primary Flexible Packaging for Medical Products
    ASTM D 5414 : 1995 : R2020 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Horizontal Impact Performance of Load Unitizing Stretch Wrap Films
    ASTM D 5639/D5639M : 2020 Standard Practice for Selection of Corrugated Fiberboard Materials and Box Construction Based on Performance Requirements
    ASTM D 6254/D6254M : 2020 Standard Specification for Wirebound Pallet-Type Wood Boxes
    ASTM D 6251/D6251M : 2019 Standard Specification for Wood-Cleated Panelboard Shipping Boxes
    ASTM D 6880/D6880M : 2019 Standard Specification for Wood Boxes
    ASTM D 6573/D6573M : 2013 : R2020 Standard Specification for General Purpose Wirebound Shipping Boxes

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    ASTM D 6653 : 2001 : R2006 Standard Test Methods for Determining the Effects of High Altitude on Packaging Systems by Vacuum Method
    ASTM F 1327 : 2005 Standard Terminology Relating to Barrier Materials for Medical Packaging (Withdrawn 2007)
    ASTM D 4728 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Random Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers
    ASTM D 6179 : 2007 : R2014 Standard Test Methods for Rough Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
    ASTM D 6055 : 1996 : R2019 Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
    ASTM D 7386 : 2008 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Packages for Single Parcel Delivery Systems
    ASTM D 5487 : 1998 Standard Test Method for Simulated Drop of Loaded Containers by Shock Machines
    ASTM D 4332 : 2000 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
    ASTM D 6344 : 2004 : R2009 Standard Test Method for Concentrated Impacts to Transport Packages
    ASTM D 5277 : 1992 : R2015 Standard Test Method for Performing Programmed Horizontal Impacts Using an Inclined Impact Tester
    ASTM D 6055 : 1996 : R2007 : EDT 1 Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
    ASTM D 5487 : 1998 : R2008 Standard Test Method for Simulated Drop of Loaded Containers by Shock Machines
    ASTM D 6179 : 2007 Standard Test Methods for Rough Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
    ASTM D 6055 : 1996 : R2014 Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
    ASTM D 5277 : 1992 : R1997 Standard Test Method for Performing Programmed Horizontal Impacts Using an Inclined Impact Tester
    ASTM D 5276 : 1998 : R2017 Standard Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall
    ASTM D 5265 : 1992 : R1998 : EDT 1 Standard Test Method for Bridge Impact Testing
    ASTM D 7386 : 2012 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Packages for Single Parcel Delivery Systems
    ASTM D 5277 : 1992 : R2008 Standard Test Method for Performing Programmed Horizontal Impacts Using an Inclined Impact Tester
    ASTM D 4332 : 2001 : EDT 1 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
    ASTM D 880 : 1992 : R2021 Standard Test Method for Impact Testing for Shipping Containers and Systems
    ASTM D 5265 : 2009 Standard Test Method for Bridge Impact Testing
    ASTM D 4728 : 2001 Standard Test Method for Random Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers
    ASTM D 5276 : 2019 Standard Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall
    ASTM D 4332 : 2001 : R2006 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
    ASTM D 4728 : 2006 : R2012 Standard Test Method for Random Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers
    ASTM D 6055 : 1996 : R2002 Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
    ASTM D 6344 : 2004 : R2017 Standard Test Method for Concentrated Impacts to Transport Packages
    ASTM D 6179 : 1997 Standard Test Methods for Rough Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
    ASTM D 6055 : 1996 Standard Test Methods for Mechanical Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
    ASTM D 4332 : 2014 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
    ASTM D 5277 : 1992 : R2002 Standard Test Method for Performing Programmed Horizontal Impacts Using an Inclined Impact Tester
    ASTM D 5265 : 2003 : R2009 Standard Test Method for Bridge Impact Testing
    ASTM D 6344 : 1998 Standard Test Method for Concentrated Impacts to Transport Packages
    ASTM D 5276 : 1998 : R2004 Standard Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall
    ASTM D 7386 : 2016 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Packages for Single Parcel Delivery Systems
    ASTM D 5487 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Simulated Drop of Loaded Containers by Shock Machines
    ASTM D 4332 : 2001 : EDT 2 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
    ASTM D 4003 : 1998 : R2009 Standard Test Methods for Programmable Horizontal Impact Test for Shipping Containers and Systems
    ASTM D 4003 : 1998 : R2003 Standard Test Methods for Programmable Horizontal Impact Test for Shipping Containers and Systems
    ASTM D 5276 : 1998 Standard Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall
    ASTM D 6653 : 2001 Standard Test Methods for Determining the Effects of High Altitude on Packaging Systems by Vacuum Method
    ASTM D 5265 : 2003 Standard Test Method for Bridge Impact Testing
    ASTM D 6344 : 2004 Standard Test Method for Concentrated Impacts to Transport Packages
    ASTM D 880 : 1992 : R2015 Standard Test Method for Impact Testing for Shipping Containers and Systems
    ASTM D 996 : 2010 Standard Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments
    ASTM D 5265 : 2009 : R2016 Standard Test Method for Bridge Impact Testing
    ASTM D 4003 : 1998 Standard Test Methods for Programmable Horizontal Impact Test for Shipping Containers and Systems
    ASTM D 4728 : 1995 Standard Test Method for Random Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers
    ASTM D 4332 : 1999 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
    ASTM D 4332 : 2013 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
    ASTM D 5487 : 1998 : R2002 Standard Test Method for Simulated Drop of Loaded Containers by Shock Machines
    ASTM D 4728 : 2006 Standard Test Method for Random Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers
    ASTM F 1327 : 1998 Standard Terminology Relating to Barrier Materials for Medical Packaging
    ASTM D 5276 : 1998 : R2009 Standard Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall
    ASTM D 4332 : 2001 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
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