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ASTM D6881-03(R2020) pdf free download

ASTM D6881-03(R2020) pdf free download.Standard Classification for Standard Plastics Industry Bulk Box/Pallet Unit Size Classified By Bulk Density
1. Scope
1.1 This classification covers containers used to hold plastic resins with bulk density (Test Methods D1895) of 27 to 39 lb/ft 3 (0.432 to 0.625 g/cm 3 ). 1.2 This classification does not apply to any plastic resins with bulk density below 27 lb/ft 3 (0.432 g/cm 3 ) or above 39lb/ft 3 (0.625 g/cm 3 ). 1.3 This classification does not apply to bulk boxes contain- ing hazardous materials. 1.4 This classification does not address box/pallet unitiza- tion requirements. 1.5 This classification does not address requirements of plastic bag liners normally placed inside the corrugated bulk box before filling with plastic resin. 1.6 This classification does not address tamping, shaking, or other compression methods of the resin filled bulk box to condense entrained air and increase headspace in the bulk box. 1.7 This classification does not address blocking and brac- ing or other shipping requirements normally associated with bulk box unit deliveries. 1.8 This classification does not address filled bulk box/pallet unit stack height. 1.9 This classification does not address international ship- ping regulations of bulk box/pallet units. 1.10 This classification does not address pallet opening sizes for pallet trucks. 1.11 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.1.12 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 appro- priate safety, health, and environmental practices and deter- mine the applicability ofregulatory limitations prior to use. 1.13 This classification offers an organized collection of information or a series ofoptions and does not recommend a specific course of action. This document cannot replace edu- cation or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgement. Not all aspects of this classification may be applicable in all circumstances. This ASTM standard is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied without consid- eration of a project’s many unique aspects. The word “stan- dard” in the title of this document means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process. 1.14 This international standard was developed in accor- dance with internationally recognized principles on standard- ization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recom- mendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
3. Terminology
3.1 Definitions ofTerms Specific to This Standard: 3.1.1 bulk box, plastic resin, n—a container used to enclose, protect, hold, and transport plastic resin, with net weights of about 1000 to 1600 lb (453.6 to 725.7 kg); it will have semi-rigid sidewalls that resist bulging of the sidewall when loaded, retain the approximate size of the empty assembled box, and prevent collapse of the container during removal of the product. Discussion—Normally, the box is placed on a pallet or skid, filled, and stacked one pallet load on the other for a stack height selected by the user. 3.1.2 freeboard, n—amount ofbulk box set back from pallet edge on all sides to offset the bulge ofthe container when filled with resin (typically 7 to 8 % of pallet dimension). 3.1.3 pinwheeling, v—when lengthwise loading vans or containers, the turning of a bulk box 90° and loading width- wise. 3.1.4 plastic resin, n—organic compounds produced by polymerization that are flowable forms of filled or unfilled powder, flake, chips, pellets, or granules originating from either virgin, compounded, regrind, or reclaim polymer.
4. Significance and Use
4.1 This standard classification will be used to: 4.1.1 Standardize the package size increasing availability, versatility, and acceptability of bulk box/pallet units. 4.1.2 Lower transport package manufacturing costs. 4.1.3 Lower cost/lb of packaged resin because of higher net weight/package. 4.1.4 Reduce environmental impact of pallets and bulk boxes by reducing waste. 4.1.5 Support reuse ofbulk boxes and pallets throughout the supply chain. 4.1.6 Optimize lifecycle package cost. 4.1.7 Improve both inbound and outbound freight cost in comparison to non-optimal packaging. 4.1.8 Lower inventory/storage cost of raw materials (need less on hand). 4.1.9 Reduce warehouse space for resin storage. 4.1.10 Reduce forklift trips (carrying higher weight). 4.1.11 Promote multi-industry usage of common footprint boxes and pallets (examples are the automotive and chemical drum industry).

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