ASTM D642-20

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Standard Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads
standard by ASTM International, 10/01/2020



1.1 This test method covers compression tests on shipping containers (for example, boxes and drums) or components, or both. Shipping containers may be tested with or without contents. The procedure may be used for measuring the ability of the container to resist external compressive loads applied to its faces, to diagonally opposite edges, or to corners. This test method covers testing of multiple containers or unit loads, in addition to individual shipping containers, components, materials, or combination thereof.

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