Accession Number:

ADA036658

Title:

Development of Mattress Containers for Household Goods Shipments.

Descriptive Note:

Engineering and test data rept. Jun 76-Feb 77,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE PACKAGING EVALUATION AGENCY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

An urgent need exists to reduce costs associated with household goods shipments. One of the high cost items is the carton required to provide protection, for reasons of personal hygiene, to mattressesbox springs. Bags fabricated from Kraft paper, polyethylene, and spunbonded Olefin materials were used to encase the mattressbox spring. The encased items were then placed in used cartons for service test shipments. The Transportation Office received no response from the customers as a result of the service test shipments however, the Air Force Packaging Evaluation Agency AFPEA evaluation indicated that both the 70 pound Kraft paper and spunbonded Olefin bags as an overpack would adequately protect mattressesbox spring in shipment. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE