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Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
Published by ASTM International, 01/01/2022
ASTM D4169, 2022 Edition – Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
This practice provides a uniform basis of evaluating, in a laboratory, the ability of shipping units to withstand the distribution environment. This is accomplished by subjecting them to a test plan consisting of a sequence of anticipated hazard elements encountered in various distribution cycles. This practice is not intended to supplant material specifications or existing preshipment test procedures.
Consider the use of Practice ASTM D7386 for testing of packages for single parcel shipments.
The suitability of this practice for use with hazardous materials has not been determined.
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.
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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
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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15.10: Packaging; Primary Barrier Packaging; Cannabis
Packaging—performance of transport containers, pallets, crates; packaging materials such as tapes, cushioning, strapping, stretch warp and labels; package distribution and handling; measurement of transport packaging and distribution environment; reuse, recycling and disposal of materials related to packaging; performance of hazardous materials (dangerous goods) packaging.
Primary Barrier Packaging—child-resistant packaging and closure systems, food, consumer, pharmaceutical and medical device packaging; bottles, vials, pouches, blisters and trays; materials: papers, nonwovens, plastic films, rigid plastic, glass, and metal foils.
Cannabis—water activity in cannabis flower; security procedures for a cannabis operation; cleaning and sanitation; corrective and preventative action, product recall; hazard analysis and critical control points, disposal of raw materials; method validation, product complaints and compliance auditing