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ASTM D 6198 : 2018 : REDLINE



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Standard Guide for Transport Packaging Design

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CONTAINED IN VOL. 15.10, 2018 Specifies an approach to design of packaging for distributing goods through the hazards of handling, storage, and transportation.

1.1This guide covers an approach to design of packaging for distributing goods through the hazards of handling, storage, and transportation.

1.2The principal content of this guide is the identification of the key steps involved in development of transport packages, including shipping containers, interior protective packaging, and unit loads. It is recognized that actual usage and application to individual design projects may vary appreciably without diminishing the value of the process. Consult with a packaging professional whenever needed.

1.3This guide is not intended for design of primary packaging unless the primary package is planned for use as a shipping container.

1.4The user of this guide must be aware of the carrier rules regarding packaging for shipment via each mode of transportation in which the transport package may move, such as the National Motor Freight Classification (less-than truckload) and the Uniform Freight Classification (railroad). For hazardous materials packaging, the packaging must perform to the requirements of the applicable modal regulations listed in Section 2.

1.5This 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.6This 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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