New MIL-STD-2073/1E with Change Notice 1 is now available

MIL-STD-2073/1 Revision E with Change Notice 1 interfiled has just been released and is available for sale from Document Center Inc.   The document is titled Standard Practice for Military Packaging and is widely used in fulfillment of U.S. government contracts.

The MIL-STD-2073/1 outlines standard processes for the development and documentation of military packaging.  This standard covers methods of preservation to protect materiel against environmentally induced corrosion and deterioration, physical and mechanical damage, and other forms of degradation during storage, multiple handling, and shipment of materiel in the defense transportation system. A decision chart is included for determining how to develop military packaging requirements.  If military packaging is applicable, the chart will further aid in the development of detailed packaging requirements.

The standard states that changes from the previous issue are not notated in the margins, but this appears to be incorrect.  The notation lines that are used to alert users to changes in specific parts of the text can be found where changes have been made.  There are a number of these changes for users to review.

This new MIL-STD-2073/1E with Change Notice 1 and all other publicly available U.S. military documents can be purchased from Document Center Inc. through our website,  Or contact us by phone at 650-591-7600, by fax at 650-591-7617, or by email at  And if you have any questions about MIL Specs and Standards, please get in touch.  We’re happy to help.

New ASTM D3951 2010 Edition for Commercial Packaging released

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,, by phone at 650-591-7600 and by fax at 650-591-7617.