ASTM WK42297

    Work Item: ASTM WK42297 - Revision of D4169 - 09 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems

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    Active Standard: D4169 - 09

    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 indicates that LTL and small parcel delivery have the same average shipping density factor. However, ASTM D7386 and other industry specifications used for simulating the small parcel environment reference different average shipping density factors. Since DC 13 encourages using ASTM D7386, consider removing reference to small package delivery in Section 11.4.


    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

    Draft Under Development