ASTM D3951-98, Standard Practice for Commercial Packaging, has been revised with the release of the new 2010 Edition, ASTM D3951-10. As you can see, this is the first revision of the standard in over 10 years. It is one of Document Center’s most frequently ordered ASTM standards on packaging and is available now.
ASTM describes the standard as follows: “(It) covers the requirements for the commercial preservation, packaging, packing (exterior container), unitization, and marking for supplies and equipment. It provides for multiple handling and shipment by any mode, and storage periods of a minimum of one year in enclosed facilities without damage to the product. It also provides for package quantities suitable for redistribution without additional repackaging or marking. Planned storage that exceeds one year requires more than minimum requirements for physical and mechanical protection.”
You’ll want to know that this practice establishes minimum requirements for packaging of supplies and equipment as covered in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, with the exclusion of ammunition, explosives, or hazardous materials. It is also referenced for some Department of Defense shipments not covered by MIL-STD-2073/1.
Copies of this new ASTM D3951-10 may be purchased in paper or pdf format from Document Center Inc. at www.document-center.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 650-591-7600 and by fax at 650-591-7617.