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ASTM D642

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

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 1 April 2015
Status: active
Page Count: 5
ICS Code (Complete, filled transport packages): 55.180.40
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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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Document History

ASTM D642
April 1, 2015
Standard Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads
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...
October 10, 2000
Standard Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads
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...
October 10, 2000
Standard Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads
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...
October 10, 2000
Standard Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads
1. Scope 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...
October 10, 2000
Standard Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads
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...
June 15, 1994
Standard Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads
1. Scope 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...
June 29, 1990
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR DETERMINING COMPRESSIVE RESISTANCE OF SHIPPING CONTAINERS, COMPONENTS, AND UNIT LOADS
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September 24, 1976
STANDARD METHOD OF COMPRESSION TEST FOR SHIPPING CONTAINERS (R 1983) (TECHNICAL ASSOCIATION OF PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY STANDARD METHOD T 804 M-45)
A description is not available for this item.

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