Accession Number:

ADA028814

Title:

Improved Exterior Container for Shipping Casketed Human Remains by Commercial Aircraft.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Jun 72-May 76,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE PACKAGING EVALUATION AGENCY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

A requirement existed for a new type of shipping container, of less cube than wooden shipping containers presently used, lightweight, and of durable material. Caskets and human remains are not afforded adequate protection if rough handling is encountered by canvas padded shipping containers. A high density polyethylene vacuum forming process was used to fabricate shipping containers. Rough handling tests concluded that this type of overpack will give adequate protection to casket and human remains in transit.

Subject Categories:

  • Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE