ASTM WK69044

    Revision of D642 - 15 Standard Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads

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    Active Standard: D642 - 15

    Developed by Subcommittee: D10.21 | Committee D10 | Contact Staff Manager



    compression; compression strength; corrugated boxes; dynamic load; fixed platen; floating platen; packaging; shipping containers; unit loads;;


    The standard is due for its 5 year review. A minor change is expected in terminology to reference D1968. Wording will be changed on the section discussing the related TAPPI standard, T804 to remove the statement that TAPPI does not recognized testing with a floating platen (latest version does recognize this type of testing). A limit to the rate of application of preload will be added, similar to that in D4577. A descrepency between D642 and T804 in the allowable tolerance for platen displacement error will be investigated and a change suggested to D642 if appropriate. A couple of paragraphs will be added to the Appendix to clarify the closure and sealing processes to be used in D642.

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    Technical Contact:
    Richard Lund

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