Packaging Specifications, Standards, and Manuals

The following are files and links for Military and Commercial packaging specifications, standards, manuals, regulations, and other resourceful information:

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NOTE: Basic Packaging Specifications and Standards required for doing business with the Government are annotated with a 'Gold Star image' star.

  • PT 02-02 LOGSA PSCC Project Report - Cross Reference of Cancelled/Superseded Federal/Military Specifications To/From Non-Government Packaging-Related Documents, March 2002
  • DLAR 4145.7 Packaging of Materiel
  • DLAR 4145.11 Safeguarding of DLA Sensitive Inventory Items, Controlled Substances, and Pilferable Items of Supply
  • DLAR 4145.21 Preparation of Medical Materiel Requiring Freeze or Chill Environment for Shipment
  • FAR Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Home Page
    • 52.223-3 - Hazardous Material Identification and Material Safety Data Sheet
    • 52.223-7 - Notice of Radioactive Material

  • FED-STD-313 Material Safety Data, Transportation Data and Disposal Data for Hazardous Materials Furnished to Government Activities

  • Title 49 CFR (Parts 100-185) Title 49 (Transportation) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
    • Subtitle B - Other Regulations Relating to Transportation, Parts 100-185 (Revised October 1, 2001)
    • PARTS
    • 171 - General information, regulations, and definitions
    • 172 - Hazardous materials table, special provisions, hazardous materials communications, emergency response information, and training requirements
    • 173 - Shippers - general requirements for shipments and packaging
    • 174 - Carriage by rail
    • 175 - Carriage by aircraft
    • 176 - Carriage by vessel
    • 177 - Carriage by public highway
    • 178 - Specifications for packaging
    • 179 - Specifications for tank cars
    • 180 - Continuing qualification and maintenance of packaging







  • DLAM 4145.12 Joint Service Manual for Storage and Materials Handling







  • MIL-STD-129R Standard Practice for Military Marking Gold star identifies a Basic Packaging Specification
  • MIL-STD-147E Palletized Unit Loads
  • MIL-STD-2073-1E Standard Practice for Military Packaging Gold star identifies a Basic Packaging Specification
  • MIL-STD-1686 Electrostatic Discharge Control Program For Protection of Electrical and Electronic Parts, Assemblies and Equipment







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[Lists Qualified Suppliers of Military Packaging Materials]




  • QPL-131 Barrier Materials, Water Vaporproof, Greaseproof, Flexible, Heat-Sealable [For MIL-PRF-131]
  • QPL-22191 Barrier Materials, Transparent, Flexible, Heat-Sealable [For MIL-B-22191]
  • QPL-81705 Barrier Materials, Flexible, Electrostatic Protective, Heat-Sealable [For MIL-PRF-81705]




[Some of the following documents are copyright protected and are not free. Please contact the organization for pricing and availability.]




  • Test Specifications and Standards for Packaging Materials
  • Federal Standard 101
    • Test Method 5007.1 - Free Fall Drop Test (March 13, 1980, pages. 174-181)
    • Test Method 5008.1 - Edgewise-Drop Test (March 13, 1980, pages. 182-187)
    • Test Method 5012 - Pedulum-Impact Test (March 13, 1980, pages. 206-209)
    • Test Method 5019.1 - Vibration Test, Repetitive shock (March 13, 1980, pages. 226-229)
    • Test Method 5020.1 - Vibration Test, Sinusoidal motion (March 13, 1980, pages. 230-235)
    • Test Method 5023 - Incline-Impact Test (March 13, 1980, pages. 240-243)
  • ASTM D2221 Creep Properties of Packaging Cushioning Materials






  • DLA Packaging Documents Consolidated Special Packaging Instructions, Supplemental Instructions, & Palletization Documents for all Inventory Control Points






  • MIL-HDBK-263 Electrostatic Discharge Control Handbook For Protection of Electrical and Electronic Parts, Assemblies and Equipment
  • MIL-HDBK-304 Package Cushioning Design [Cushioning curves for various cushioning materials - used for the calculation of optimum cushioning thickness]
  • MIL-HDBK-775 Procedures for Foam-In-Place Packaging







[The following documents are copyright protected and are not free. Please do not contact us to send you a copy. Contact the organization for pricing and availability.]

  • ASTM D3951 Standard Practice for Commercial PackagingGold star identifies a Basic Packaging Specification
  • ASME-MH1 American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Pallets, Slip Sheets, and Other Bases For Unit LoadsGold star identifies a Basic Packaging Specification
  • ANSI ANSI Web Store - For ANSI, ISO, and IEC Documents



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