ASTM WK42297

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

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    Active Standard: D4169 - 14

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


    1. Rationale

    Section 11.4 of the Schedule B and Schedule C portion of D4169-09 specifies to use the same average shipping density factor for the LTL and small parcel delivery environments if the average shipping density factor (Mf) is not known. However, ASTM D7386 and other industry specifications used for simulating the small parcel environment reference a different average shipping density factor value. The Scope (1.2) and DC 13 description encourages using ASTM D7386 for testing of packages for single parcel shipment. But, it is likely that DC13 will still be utilized. Therefore, rather than removing reference to small package delivery as was proposed in the previous ballot, it would be better to add the Mf value that is referenced in ASTM D7386.


    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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    Technical Contact:
    Bryan Williams

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