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Current Standards by ASTM, ANSI and Others

ANSI offers many of the common standards required for the packing and crating industry.

American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM International) standards are available online at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) eStandards Store.
ASTM develops the most current standards for the Transport Packaging industry including packaging materials and packing methods for domestic and international shipments.

Be sure to visit our Standards page first. Many of the older United States military and government standards that cover the construction and packing of wood shipping containers can be found for free here on our site. Many of the standards that we offer have been modified for better reading and includes built-in links to other standards for easy cross-reference.

The most popular ASTM wood crate, box, case and packing standards found at the ANSI eStandards Store include:

  • D6251 - Similar to PPP-B-601
  • D6256 - Similar to MIL-B-26195
  • D6880 - Similar to PPP-B-621
  • D7478 - Similar to MIL-C-104
  • D6039 - Similar to MIL-C-52950
  • D3951 - Covers Title 49 of the CFR

The most popular FREE standards found on WoodenCRATES.org include:

  • PPP-B-601 - Cleated Plywood Box
  • PPP-B-576 - Boxes, Wood-Cleated Panelboard
  • PPP-B-621 - Lumber Box
  • MIL-B-26195 - Crates, Wood, Open and Covered
  • MIL-C-104 - Crates, Wood: Lumber and Plywood Sheathed, Nailed and Bolted
  • MIL-C-52950 - Crates, Wood, Open and Covered
  • MIL-STD-1186 - Cushioning, Anchoring, Bracing, Blocking and Waterproofing
  • Dept. of Agriculture Handbook-252 - Wood Crate Design Manual
  • MIL-HDBK-701 - Blocking, Bracing and Skidding of Industrial Plant Equipment For Shipment and Storage
  • MIL-STD-731 - Quality of Wood Members for Containers and Pallets
  • TT-W-572 - Wood Preservative, Water-Repelent
  • and many more

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