ASTM WK36182

    Revision of D642 - 00(2010) Standard Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads

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    Active Standard: D642 - 15

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


    1. Rationale

    Add bibliography section including references from major studies done at Michigan State University and other institutions. Add reference to D685 in addition to D4332 for pre-conditioning and conditioning. Remove references to withdrawn standards and add reference to TAPPI T 412 (in lieu of withdrawn D644).


    compression; compression strength; corrugated boxes; dynamic load; fixed platen; floating platen; packaging; shipping containers; unit loads; Compression testing--container materials; Corrugated shipping/packing materials; Dynamic load tests; Loading tests--shipping materials; Shipping containers/materials/applications;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Bryan Williams


    D10 (15-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as D642-2015 and Pending Publication