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ASTM Committee sponsors workshop on shipping container testing.

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September 21, 2011 - On October 31, ASTM International Committee D10 on Packaging will sponsor workshop, The Future of ASTM D4169 (Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems). Task groups were formed to review data from 1995 to present to learn if new data is available concerning various hazards in distribution, including handling, vibration, stacking, and rail switching. Presentations will review data and recommended revisions for updating schedules/elements of D4169.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM International Packaging Committee Sponsors Workshop on Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems

Press release date: September 19, 2011

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., - ASTM International Committee D10 on Packaging will sponsor a workshop, The Future of ASTM D4169 (Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems), on Oct. 31 at the Marriott Waterside in Tampa, Fla. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the October standards development meetings of the committee. One year ago, new task groups were formed to review and potentially revise portions of ASTM D4169. Their tasks were to review data from 1995 to the present to learn if new data is available concerning the various hazards in distribution, including handling, vibration, stacking, rail switching and environmental hazards. Presentations are being planned at this workshop to present the review of the data and recommended revisions for updating the schedules/elements of D4169. For more information, visit www.astm.org/D10Packaging.htm, or contact Kevin Shanahan, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. (phone: 610-832-9737; kshanaha@astm.org). ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions. ASTM Staff Contact: Hannah Sparks, Phone: 610-832-9677; hsparks@astm.org

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