Standard Historical Last Updated: Dec 31, 2010
ASTM D1974-98(2003)

Standard Practice for Methods of Closing, Sealing, and Reinforcing Fiberboard Boxes


1.1 This practice describes several methods for closing, sealing, and reinforcing fiberboard (solid and corrugated, excluding triple wall) shipping boxes used for shipment. One or several methods listed in this practice may be referenced in regulations, specifications, or contracts. (See Appendix for cross reference).

1.2 This practice is intended to be workable in both inchpound units and SI units. Unit conversions are intended to be functional but are not necessarily exact; this should not significantly affect the performance of the closing, sealing, or reinforcing methods. Descriptions in inch-pound and SI units are considered interchangeable in this practice.

Note 1—All references to this standard should be made by closure number.

1.3 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.10
Developed by Subcommittee: D10.27
Pages: 15
DOI: 10.1520/D1974-98R03
ICS Code: 55.180.20