Accession Number : ADA189058

Title :   Fast Pack Containers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TOBYHANNA PA PACKAGING STORAGE AND CONTAINERIZATION CEN TER

PDF Url : ADA189058

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The lack of adequate packaging materials at all levels has sometimes resulted in damage to repairable, returnable items in the storage and transportation cycle. This prompted the need for a reusable container which inherently provides the required protection. This requirement is satisfied by the use of fast pack containers which are described in this booklet. Fast pack reusable containers provide the shipper and receiving activity a means of adequately protecting the items throughout their entire cycle; thereby, decreasing the high potential for damage and resultant increased repair costs. Containers conforming to PPP-B-1672 (fast packs) will be used to the maximum practicable extent for depot shipment of repairable components to using activities. Items which should be shipped in fast pack containers include those which are susceptible to damage in shipment (e.g., delicate or fragile electronics items); however, any item of a size compatible with the containers may be shipped in a fast pack. Field activities (including overseas activities and CONUS posts, camps, and stations) will make maximum use of the containers for return shipment of items to depots or other repair/rebuild facilities.

Descriptors :   *CONTAINERS, *PACKING MATERIALS, COSTS, CYCLES, DAMAGE, ELECTRONICS, OVERSEAS, REPAIR, REUSABLE EQUIPMENT, STORAGE, SUPPLY DEPOTS, TRANSPORTATION, VULNERABILITY

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE