Frequently Asked Questions - Submethod 43
Listed below are portions of MIL-STD-2073 covering preservation submethod 43 (formerly Method IA-13: Rigid container, other than metal). This web page identifies the method, types of materials authorized, a graphic illustration, and a link to the School of Military Packaging Technology's 'How To' web documents. If this material does not enhance your understanding regarding this method of preservation, please use either our feedback
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- How should items that require Method 43 preservation be packaged?
MIL-STD-2073 states, 'The item, preserved, wrapped and cushioned as required in 188.8.131.52 and anchored or shock mounted as required in MIL-STD-1186, shall be enclosed in a sealed bag conforming to MIL-E-6060. (Note: When the outer container becomes the shipping container, it shall be marked as a shipping container in accordance with MIL-STD-129; the bag shall be marked as a unit package in accordance with MIL-STD-129.)'
- NOTE: The packaging requirements (code) in your contract may specify the exact packaging materials to use to protect the item.
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Last Updated: 5 Oct 2015