2.1 The scope of the Committee shall include the development of standards for transport and distribution packaging and the promotion of research in this field. The committee’s focus includes materials, design, package construction, processes, cushioning methods, testing, and packaged products that are acceptable for storage, handling, stacking, containment and transport.
The committee shall develop standards related to:
2.1.1 The performance of transport containers, pallets and crates.
2.1.2 The performance of packaging materials such as tapes, cushioning, strapping, stretch wrap and labels.
2.1.3 Package distribution and handling
2.1.4 The measurement of the transport packaging and distribution environment.
2.1.5 The reuse, recycling, and disposal of materials related to packaging (sustainability).
2.1.6 Performance testing of hazardous materials (dangerous goods) packaging
2.2 Recognition shall be made of related national and international standards with the encouragement of full participation in those activities. Standards under the jurisdiction of other ASTM committees shall be used when applicable