ASTM D642 Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads


ASTM D642 Test Method for Shipping Containers at Purple Diamond

In light of being at #packexpo this week, it’s only right that we post about one of Purple Diamond’s Package Testing Capabilities – the Compression Test.


📦 Why the Compression Test?

➡️ Can be used to maximize the load share of the packages’ inner contents
➡️ Critical to validating material selection during box design
➡️ Optimize costs by mitigating damages accrued through transit
➡️ Verifies box design will adequately resist compression during distribution

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ASTM D642 Test Method for Shipping Containers | As always, Purple Diamond offers you the ability to either schedule an initial consultation, complimentary, OR you can book a facility tour and come on in and visit. Definitely feel free to stop in to the lab if you are close to the Lehigh Valley. The packaging and whole Purple Diamond team is here to assist you anyway that we can. The initial consultation can be either a phone call or a zoom call, whatever is more convenient for you. Reach out via the Contact Us page by either filling out the contact us form OR booking some time on the calendar below the contact form. Either way we will get back to you! Thank you so much for reading down this far and thank you for considering Purple Diamond as your dedicated testing, engineering, and design facility for all of your packaging needs.  

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