ASTM D951 Water Resistance of Shipping Containers

Testing Standard:

ASTM D951 Test Method for Water Resistance of Shipping Containers by Spray Method

Standard Number
ASTM D951

Standard Title
Test Method for Water Resistance of Shipping Containers by Spray Method

Overview:

ASTM D951 is a test method used to evaluate the water resistance of shipping containers and their effectiveness to protect the inner contents. Purple Diamond Testing offers ASTM D951 as part of our packaging compliance and validation services.

Rationale:

ASTM D951 – Test Method for Water Resistance of Shipping Containers by Spray Method. This test method helps determine the outer packaging’s ability to resist deterioration caused by water and is commonly performed in addition to other physical testing, including compression and drop testing. The ability to resist water during the distribution cycle ensures the containers’ continued protection of the inner contents.

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