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This specification covers the fabrication and closure of empty and full wood-cleated, hereafter referred to as wood-cleated, panelboard boxes.

ASTM D / DM – 11 Standard Specification for Wood-Cleated Panelboard Shipping Boxes

Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. Nails, Spikes, and Staples. Enter email then click here. D Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments. Fastener component test, fastener test for securing cleats to panelboard panels; lateral resistance test; direct withdrawal resistance test; oxine copper preservative test; zinc napthenate preservative asgm and preservative dryness test shall be performed to conform to the specified requirements.

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See for conversion of units. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. There’s little historical documentation about wood packaging, but all of the different styles of wood boxes and crates were originally part of aastm single wood packaging handbook that was published by the US Department of Agriculture back in the s.

Panels shall be fabricated by nailing, stapling, or gluing panelboard to cleats placed. The appropriate distribution cycle, specified in Practice Dcan be used to develop comparative procedures and criteria.


Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

This specification, however, does not cover wood-cleated panelboard box performance under all atmospheric, handling, shipping, and storage conditions. It is informational only and not an official part of the wstm the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application.

As ‘standards’ they provide mind bending details of exactly how particular styles should be created.

F Specification for Driven Fasteners: It wasn’t until 20 to 30 years later the US military expanded their research resulting in the recently retired standards such as the PPP-B and MIL-C that included extensive tables. And according to load type: Type 1; Type 2; and Type 3. Password Forgot your password? According to preservative treatment; Treatment A and Treatment B. Earlier documentation of the styles were written more as guidelines than rules and offered what are now the current styles as suggestions.

What is now different is the wording and the emphasis on doing what works rather than something that meets the specific requirements of a document.

The box shall be classified according to box type: It is the responsibility of the user of the standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the standard. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.


As it’s been said ‘the US Government has gotten out of the standards business’ and no longer publishes or manages wood packaging standards. As a ‘Handbook’ rather than a ‘Standard’ the documents provided guidance in construction but didn’t indicate when a particular style box or crate should be used.

Now with the help of only a few dedicated volunteers, ASTM is rewriting the government standards in a softer way.

ASTM-D6251 Shipping Container Diagrams

Class 1 and Class 2. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other. The new ASTM standards can be matched 1-to-1 with the old government ones and they even include the same tables.

These boxes are intended for use as containers for domestic and overseas shipment of general wstm and supplies. These boxes are intended for use as containers for domestic and overseas shipment of general materials and supplies, not exceeding lb [ kg] depending on box type see This abstract is a brief astmm of the referenced standard.

Although a great amount of engineering went into the suggestions, there were little to no tables that indicated exactly when to use a particular style. Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard.