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Get the latest container testing guidelines.

SEVEN CONTAINER TESTING GUIDELINES ARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE FROM THE REUSABLE Plastic Container and Pallet Association (RPCPA). Developed by the RPCPA member companies of the Material Handling Industry of America, the guidelines are advisory only and are meant to offer guidance to those considering such container testing.

The seven guidelines are: 1) Pallet free-fall test drop; 2) Maximum allowable load for plastic pallets in static storage rack applications; 3) Static floor stack and fork tine deflections for plastic pallets; 4) Stacked dynamic load capacity of thermoplastic and thermoset containers; 5) Container free-fall drop test; 6) Testing requirements and acceptance criteria for thermoplastic and thermoset pallet containers; and 7) Column yield strength of thermoplastic and thermoset containers.

To view the guidelines, visit www.mhia.org/rpcpa. Click on the drop down window and select literature and resources, then click on guidelines for container testing. A brief abstract on each of the guidelines is provided plus information on how to purchase copies of each.

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Date:Dec 1, 2000
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