ASTM B900 - 04(2010)

    Standard Practice for Packaging of Copper and Copper Alloy Mill Products for U.S. Government Agencies

    Active Standard ASTM B900 | Developed by Subcommittee: B05.91

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.01


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    Significance and Use

    This practice is applicable to packaging of copper alloy mill products for shipment to agencies of the U.S. Government.

    It covers packaging of rod, bar, shapes, plate, sheet, strip, foil, wire, flat wire, rolled bar, forgings, pipe, and tube products.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice establishes requirements for packaging, packing, and marking intended to ensure proper and safe storage and transportation of copper and copper alloy mill products, both foreign and domestic, for direct shipment to government activities or shipment processed at a military activity or agency. This practice details the materials, methods, containers, and procedures for the preparation for shipment of copper and copper alloy mill products. Mill products wherein copper is the basic metal are within the scope of this practice. Commercial packaging establishes the minimum requirements that apply unless Level A or B packing is specified (see 6.1).

    1.2 UnitsThe values stated in inch-pound units are regarded as standard. The SI values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys

    D143 Test Methods for Small Clear Specimens of Timber

    D779 Test Method for Water Resistance of Paper, Paperboard, and Other Sheet Materials by the Dry Indicator Method

    D828 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Paper and Paperboard Using Constant-Rate-of-Elongation Apparatus

    D1974 Practice for Methods of Closing, Sealing, and Reinforcing Fiberboard Boxes

    D3951 Practice for Commercial Packaging

    D4444 Test Method for Laboratory Standardization and Calibration of Hand-Held Moisture Meters

    D5118/D5118M Practice for Fabrication of Fiberboard Shipping Boxes

    D5168 Practice for Fabrication and Closure of Triple-Wall Corrugated Fiberboard Containers

    D5330/D5330M Specification for Pressure-Sensitive Tape for Packaging, Filament-Reinforced

    D6251/D6251M Specification for Wood-Cleated Panelboard Shipping Boxes

    ANSI Standard

    ANSI/ASQCZ1.4 Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Attributes

    Federal Specifications

    PPP-D-729 Drums: Metal, 55-Gallon (for Shipment of Noncorrosive Material)

    Military Standard

    MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage

    Military Publication

    MIL-HDBK-774 Palletized Unit Loads


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.120.30 (Copper and copper alloys)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12141711(Copper Cu); 73151600(Packaging services)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0900-04R10

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