Standard Historical Last Updated: May 10, 2022
ASTM D5168-12(2017)

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

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.


1.1 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.10
Developed by Subcommittee: D10.27
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.1520/D5168-12R17
ICS Code: 55.040