ASTM D3951-98

    Standard Practice for Commercial Packaging


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice establishes minimum requirements for packaging of supplies and equipment, exclusive of ammunition, explosives, or hazardous materials, as covered in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

    1.2 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.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D996 Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments

    D1974 Practice for Methods of Closing, Sealing, and Reinforcing Fiberboard Boxes

    D4169 Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems

    D5118/D5118M Practice for Fabrication of Fiberboard Shipping Boxes

    D5168 Practice for Fabrication and Closure of Triple-Wall Corrugated Fiberboard Containers

    D5445 Practice for Pictorial Markings for Handling of Goods

    D6039/D6039M Specification for Open and Covered Wood Crates

    D6251/D6251M Specification for Wood-Cleated Panelboard Shipping Boxes

    D6254/D6254M Specification for Wirebound Pallet-Type Wood Boxes

    D6255/D6255M Specification for Steel or Aluminum Slotted Angle Crates

    D6256/D6256M Specification for Wood-Cleated Shipping Boxes with Skidded, Load-Bearing Bases

    D6880 Specification for Wood Boxes

    D7478/D7478M Specification for Heavy Duty Sheathed Wood Crates

    Code of Federal Regulations

    Title49 Transportation (Parts 100 to 199)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 55.020 (Packaging and distibution of goods in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D3951-98

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D3951-98, Standard Practice for Commercial Packaging, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1998, www.astm.org

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