ASTM-D forms a part of this MIL-DTLK document which covers the Standard Specification for Wood-Cleated Panelboard Shipping. ASTM D Crates. $ Wood-Cleated Panelboard Shipping Boxes. Please click the contact link below and email us your requiremnets. We can make. D /D M Specification for Natural Wood-Cleated. Panelboard Shipping IEEE/ASTM SI 10 Standard for Use of the International. System of Units (SI).

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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. Class 1 and Class 2. Earlier documentation of the styles were written more as guidelines than rules and offered what are now the current styles as suggestions.

These boxes are intended for use as containers for domestic and overseas shipment of general materials and supplies. The appropriate distribution cycle, specified in Practice Dcan be used to develop comparative procedures and criteria.

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ASTM D6251/D6251M – 11

This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. What is now different is the wording and the emphasis on doing what works rather than something that meets the specific aztm of a document.

The box shall be classified according to box type: Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application.


There’s little historical documentation about wood packaging, but all of the different styles of wood boxes and crates were originally part of a single wood packaging handbook that was published by the US Department of Agriculture back in the s.

PPP-B Boxes, Wood-Cleated Panelboard (S/S By Astm-D)

Now with the help of only a few dedicated volunteers, ASTM is rewriting the government standards in a softer way. According to preservative treatment; Treatment A and Treatment B. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets.

Panels shall be fabricated by nailing, stapling, or gluing panelboard to cleats placed. This specification, however, does not cover wood-cleated panelboard awtm performance under all atmospheric, handling, shipping, and storage conditions. Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the 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.

See for conversion of units. Nails, Spikes, and Staples.

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F Specification for Driven Fasteners: 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.

Asstm 1; Type 2; and Type 3. And according to load type: D Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments. As ‘standards’ they provide mind bending details of exactly how particular styles should be created.

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. Password Forgot your password? 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.


As it’s been said ‘the US Government has gotten out of the standards business’ and no longer publishes or manages wood packaging standards. Historical Version ast – view previous versions of standard.

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.

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. 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. These boxes are intended dd6251 use as containers for domestic and overseas shipment of general materials and supplies, not exceeding lb [ kg] depending on box type see 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 test; and preservative dryness test shall be performed to conform to the specified requirements.