Packaging Specifications for Corrugated Boxes with Heavy Flowable Products in Single Parcel Shipments

    Volume 29, Issue 6 (November 2001)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Page Count: 9


    Singh, SP
    Professor, professor, research assistant, and research assistant, School of Packaging, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

    Burgess, G
    Professor, professor, research assistant, and research assistant, School of Packaging, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

    Pratheepthinthong, S
    Professor, professor, research assistant, and research assistant, School of Packaging, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

    Singh, J
    Professor, professor, research assistant, and research assistant, School of Packaging, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

    (Received 26 March 2001; accepted 19 June 2001)

    Abstract

    This study investigated the corrugated board specifications that are recommended in the Fibre Board Association Handbook as part of Item 222 of the National Motor Freight Classification for shipping flowable items such as nuts and bolts using the single parcel shipping environment (UPS, FedEx, USPS). The study found that the existing specifications are greatly insufficient to contain these types of products in this environment. The study recommends to double the requirements for bursting strength when such items need to be shipped in the single parcel environment and to limit the maximum package weight to 40 lb.


    Paper ID: JTE12403J

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE12403J

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    Title Packaging Specifications for Corrugated Boxes with Heavy Flowable Products in Single Parcel Shipments
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    Committee D10