Accession Number : AD0288034

Title :   PACKAGING RESEARCH AT THE U. S. FOREST PRODUCTS LABORATORY

Corporate Author : FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WIS

Personal Author(s) : CHAMPION,F.J.

Report Date : SEP 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Research in packaging practices has developed the fundamentals of fiber container engineering as well as provided the basic test methods and ins rumentation devices for the evaluation of new package esigns, methods, and materials. The Laboratory staff is directly responsib e for setting up packaging courses for the ARMED Forces and raining instructors to continue these courses on a permanent basis. Laboratory packaging research includes: modifications of large crates to make them adjustable and economical either for air or surface shipment; 5-year outdoor exposure tests of field picking (agricultural crop) boxes trea e with various preserva tives and water repellants; development of new allet constructions, including bin pallets employed in the harvesting and shipment of agriculture products; evaluation of paper-overlaid veneer as panel material in cleated panel boxes; determination of the holding power of metal fastenings and adhesives under impact loading; preparation of esign criteria for cushioning materials; and a thorough evaluation of doublewall and triple-wall fiberboard boxes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CONTAINERS, *PLYWOOD, DEUTERON BOMBARDMENT, MATERIALS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, PRODUCTION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE