ASTM D5168 - 12(2017)

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

    Active Standard ASTM D5168 | Developed by Subcommittee: D10.27

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.10

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    Significance and Use

    4.1 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.

    4.2 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. Scope

    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.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

    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

    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 Materials1

    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

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 55.040 (Packaging materials and accessories)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 14121505(Fiberboards)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D5168-12R17

    Citation Format

    ASTM D5168-12(2017), Standard Practice for Fabrication and Closure of Triple-Wall Corrugated Fiberboard Containers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017,

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