ASTM D6253 - 10

    Standard Practice for Treatment and/or Marking of Wood Packaging Materials

    Active Standard ASTM D6253 | Developed by Subcommittee: D10.12

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.10


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    Significance and Use

    This practice establishes the criteria to treat, or mark, or both WPM with permanent identification for the phytosanitary treatment, or intended service cycle, or both, repair, specification used, and other designated characteristics.

    The marking of the WPM shall be performed after ensuring the material complies with the applicable specification.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the development of recommended treatment, or marking practices, or both, for wood packaging materials (WPM) and aids in identifying WPM as to phytosanitary treatment, intended service cycles, repair, the specific specification used to manufacture or recycle, and other user designated characteristics.

    1.2 This practice identifies WPM treated, or marked, or both in accordance with industry, government, or international recognized standards.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    D996 Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments

    D6039/D6039M Specification for Open and Covered Wood Crates

    D6251/D6251M Specification for Wood-Cleated Panelboard Shipping Boxes

    D6254/D6254M Specification for Wirebound Pallet-Type Wood Boxes

    D6255/D6255M Specification for Steel or Aluminum Slotted Angle Crates

    D6256/D6256M Specification for Wood-Cleated Shipping Boxes with Skidded, Load-Bearing Bases

    D6573/D6573M Specification for General Purpose Wirebound Shipping Boxes

    MHIA Standard

    MHIAMH1–2005 Pallets, Slip Sheets, and Other Bases for Unit Loads Available from Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA), 8720 Red Oak Blvd., Suite 201, Charlotte, NC 28217-3992, http://www.mhia.org.

    AWPA Standards

    P9-03, Standards for Solvents and Formulations for Organic Preservative Systems

    NFPA Standard

    NFPA704, Standard System for Identification of Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response Available from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269-9101.

    International Standard

    InternationalStandar Regulation of Wood Packaging Material in International Trade Available from the International Plant Protection Convetion, www.ippc.int.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 55.180.99 (Other standards related to freight distribution of goods)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D6253-10

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