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1.1 This terminology is a compilation of definitions of technical terms used in the packaging and distribution environments. Terms that are generally understood or adequately found in other readily available sources are not included.
1.2 A definition is a single sentence with additional information included in discussions.
1.3 Definitions that are identical to those published by another standards organization or ASTM committee are identified with the name of the organization or ASTM committee.
1.4 The definitions in this terminology are grouped into related areas under principal concepts. The broad descriptor term for each group is followed in alphabetical order by narrower terms and related terms. Cross-references are included where the concept group is not obvious.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C717 Terminology of Building Seals and Sealants
D907 Terminology of Adhesives
D1596 Test Method for Dynamic Shock Cushioning Characteristics of Packaging Material
D3288 Test Methods for Magnet-Wire Enamels
E176 Terminology of Fire Standards
F17 Terminology Relating to Flexible Barrier Packaging
G15 Terminology Relating to Corrosion and Corrosion Testing
Other StandardsNational Motor Freight Classification Available fr Uniform Freight Classification Rule 30 Available
Federal StandardPPP-F-320 Fiberboard, Corrugated and Solid, Sheet Stock (Container Grade), and Cut Shapes Available from Superintendent of Documents, US Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
ICS Number Code 01.040.55 (Packaging and distribution of goods (Vocabularies)); 55.020 (Packaging and distibution of goods in general)
UNSPSC Code 24120000(Packaging materials)
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ASTM D996-02, Standard Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002, www.astm.orgBack to Top