Accession Number : ADA019778

Title :   General Principles of Package Design Part I. Cushioning,

Corporate Author : NORTHROP AIRCRAFT INC HAWTHORNE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kerstner,Otto S.

Report Date : 08 FEB 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : In our economy, anything that is manufactured must be transported from the site of manufacture to the user. The distance between these two points may vary from a few feet to the opposite side of the world, and the environment may vary from Arctic to Tropic. One of the important aspects of packaging a delicate or fragile item for handling and/or shipment is the absorption of shock (and vibrations) to which the package will be subjected. When a package is underdesigned, and is accidentally dropped, damage may result, when the package is overdesigned (excess cushioning materials, packaging materials, etc.) the extra unnecessary cost on volume production can be extremely high. Many individuals enter the package design field who have had no previous contact with packaging in any form. These are also individuals involved in package design who have little engineering background. To aid these individuals in the design of more optimum packages, some of the available technical papers and articles are expanded in more detail in this report, and various aspects of packaging, cushioning and testing are described. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Packaging, *Cushioning, *Packing materials, *Transportation, Vibration, Impact shock, Damage, Reduction, Static tests, Packing density, Handling, Absorption, Absorbers(Materials), Cost analysis, Dynamic loads, Dynamic tests, Hazards, Selection, Density

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE