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ASTM D3951-98(2004)

Standard Practice for Commercial Packaging

Standard Practice for Commercial Packaging D3951-98R04 ASTM|D3951-98R04|en-US Standard Practice for Commercial Packaging Standard new BOS Vol. 15.10 Committee D10
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Significance and Use

This practice covers the requirements for the commercial preservation, packaging, packing unitization and marking for supplies and equipment. It includes the minimum requirements for physical and mechanical protection and provides for multiple handling, shipment by any mode, and storage periods for a minimum of 1 year in enclosed facilities without damage to the product. It also provides for package quantities suitable for redistribution without additional repackaging or marking.


1.1 This practice establishes minimum requirements for packaging of supplies and equipment, exclusive of ammunition, explosives, or hazardous materials, as covered in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

1.2 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: D10.18
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/D3951-98R04
ICS Code: 55.020