Active Standard ASTM D5168 | Developed by Subcommittee: D10.27
Book of Standards Volume: 15.10
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Significance and Use
Triple-wall corrugated fiberboard containers are used to unitize products into containers of size and shape suitable for manual or mechanical handling and to protect the contents against environmental, handling, shipping, and storage conditions.
This practice is intended to cover some of the basic constructions and styles of commercially available triple-wall fiberboard packaging used to unitize and protect contents.
1.1 This practice covers the fabrication and closure of new triple-wall corrugated fiberboard containers.
1.2 This practice indicates the factors and components that must be controlled in the manufacture of triple-wall fiberboard containers.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.4 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.
D996 Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments
D3950 Specification for Strapping, Nonmetallic (and Joining Methods)
D3951 Practice for Commercial Packaging
D3953 Specification for Strapping, Flat Steel and Seals
D4675 Guide for Selection and Use of Flat Strapping Materials
D4727/D4727M Specification for Corrugated and Solid Fiberboard Sheet Stock (Container Grade) and Cut Shapes
D5330/D5330M Specification for Pressure-Sensitive Tape for Packaging, Filament-Reinforced
D5486/D5486M Specification for Pressure-Sensitive Tape for Packaging, Box Closure, and Sealing
SI10 American National Standard for Use of the International System of Units (SI): The Modern Metric System
TAPPI StandardsT812 Ply Separation of Solid and Corrugated Fiberboard (Wet)
Code of Federal RegulationsCFRParts107-180Title Hazardous Materials Regulations
Other StandardsUniform Freight Classification
Use of Other Specifications2.5.2 Exceptional commodities may require better containers than are specified herein. Containers for explosives and dangerous articles shall comply with the specifications prescribed in the Department of Transportations (DOT) Office of Hazardous Materials Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49 CFR Parts 107-180. In addition, for the particular articles to which these regulations apply, if the requirements contained in this practice are more stringent, then they must also meet the requirements specified herein. (The DOT regulations apply to such articles as explosives, flammable liquids and solids, compressed gases, oxidizing materials, poisons, and so forth).
ICS Number Code 55.160 (Cases. Boxes. Crates)