ASTM WK28636

    Revision of D4169 - 09 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems

    (What is a Work Item?)

    Active Standard: D4169 - 14

    Developed by Subcommittee: D10.21 | Committee D10 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    For small consumer items where the protective transport packaging is removed before placement on store shelves, D4169 provides package performance testing only up to the point where the item is placed on the store shelf. There is no testing protocol available for the final leg of the journey, from store shelf to customers home. This work item will develop a test protocol to address that final part of the journey.


    compression test; distribution cycle; distribution environment; drop test; mechanical handling; package; packaging; random vibration ; shipping container; shipping unit; vacuum; vibration; Drop tests--shipping containers; Performance--containers/packaging/shipping; Vibration test--packaging/shipping materials; Distribution cycle/environment; Mechanical handling; Random variables/variation; Shipping containers/materials/applications;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

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    Technical Contact:
    Mark Doutt

    Draft Under Development