ASTM D642 - 15 - Standard Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads

ASTM D642 - 15

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

Status : Current   Published : January 2015

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1.1 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. 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.

1.2 The 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.

1.3 This 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.

1.4 The 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.

1.5  This 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.




Standard NumberASTM D642 - 15
TitleStandard Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads
StatusCurrent
Publication Date04 January 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Compression, Compression strength, Corrugated boxes, Dynamic load, Fixed platen, Floating platen, Packaging, Shipping containers, Unit loads
ICS55.040
55.180.40
PublisherASTM
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages5
File Size176 KB
Price£40.00


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