Package Definition

box“Package” refers to a container providing a means of marketing, protection or handling of a product and shall include a unit package, an intermediate package and a shipping container as defined in American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D 996.   “Package” shall also mean and include such unsealed receptacles as carrying cases, crates, cups, pails, rigid foil and other trays, wrappers and wrapping films, bags and tubs.

“Packaging component” means any individual assembled part of a package such as, but not limited to, any interior or exterior blocking, bracing, cushioning, weatherproofing, exterior strapping, coatings, closures, inks and labels.  Tin-plated steel that meets the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specification A-623 shall be considered as a single package component.  Electro-galvanized coated steel and hot dipped coated galvanized steel that meets the ASTM specification A-525 and A-879 shall be treated in the same manner as tin-plated steel.



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