ASTM D6344 Test Method for Concentrated Impacts to Transport Packages
Test Method for Concentrated Impacts to Transport Packages
Overview for ASTM D6344:
ASTM D6344 is a test method for testing loaded transport packages for resistance against concentrated low-level impacts typical in a distribution environment. This test method is a general guideline to conduct the testing accurately with repeatable procedures. Purple Diamond Testing offers this testing as part of our packaging integrity testing services.
Rationale for ASTM D6344:
Test Method for Concentrated Impacts to Transport Packages. Its intended use is to evaluate the performance of packaging from concentrated impacts from outside sources encountered in various modes of transportation. This test method is commonly utilized in ASTM D4169 and ASTM D7386 to create specific hazards in a laboratory environment that are 100% repeatable.
This test method’s intended use is to evaluate the ability of product packaging as a whole to resist the force of impacts from external forces. Some of these external source impacts encountered are from different forms of transportation and handling, depending on the conditions, locations, etc. The impacts may be inflicted by freight next to or against the package in it’s method of transportation. Some cases may be accidental bumps against each other packages when moving or not moving, or being loaded or unloaded. Packages can travel via conveyors, chutes, planes, trains, cars, and more. At Purple Diamond, we will find out what your packages’ transit route is and determine what type of external factors should be added in to the test when testing your sample.
The transit route is especially important to find out because the packaging contents need to be protected along the entire journey. You do not want to lose or damage products along the way, due to the fault of not testing the packaging beforehand.
“The test method covers the procedures and equipment for testing complete filled transport packages for resistance against concentrated low-level impacts typical of those encountered in the distribution environment. The test is most appropriate for packages such as thin fluted/lighter grade corrugated boxes of stretch-wrapped packaging. The test result is a pass/fail determination, based on acceptance criteria previously established, and a record of the energy dissipated by the complete filled transport package during a low level concentrated impact.” – astm.org/d6344-04r17.html
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