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ASTM D996-10a

Standard Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments

1.1 This terminology is a compilation of definitions of technical terms used in the packaging and distribution environments. Terms that are generally understood or adequately found in other readily available sources are not included.

1.2 A definition is a single sentence with additional information included in discussions.

1.3 Definitions that are identical to those published by another standards organization or ASTM committee are identified with the name of the organization or ASTM committee.

1.4 The definitions in this terminology are grouped into related areas under principal concepts. The broad discriptor term for each group is followed in alphabetical order by narrower terms and related terms. Cross-references are included where the concept group is not obvious.

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