EN ISO 2234:2002

Packaging - Complete, filled transport packages and unit loads - Stacking tests using a static load (ISO 2234:2000)

Publication date:   Aug 1, 2003

General information

90.92 Standard to be revised   May 9, 2007

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CEN/TC 261 Packaging

European Norm

55.180.40   Complete, filled transport packages

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Scope

This International Standard specifies three methods for carrying out a stacking test on a complete, filled transport
package, or on a unit load, using a static load. Whichever method is employed, the test may be used to assess the
performance of a package or a unit load, in terms of its strength or the protection that it offers to its contents when it
is subjected to stacking. It may be performed either as a single test to investigate the effects (deformation, creep,
collapse or failure) of stacking or as part of a sequence of tests designed to measure the ability of a package or a
unit load to withstand a distribution system that includes a stacking hazard.
The test may also be used to investigate performance under particular conditions of loading, as, for example, when
the bottom package in a stack rests on an open-decked pallet; or when the profile of the superimposed load is
eccentric, as when it is supported on the bearers of a single-decked pallet which rests on a container. For such
purposes, one of the three methods of carrying out the test may be more suitable than the others.
NOTE A method for carrying out a stacking test using a compression tester is given in ISO 120481).

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard

80/232/EEC

Ranges of nominal quantities and nominal capacities permitted for certain pre-packaged products

87/356/EEC

Ranges of nominal quantities and nominal capacities permitted for certain pre-packged products (Dir. 80/232/EEC amendment)

Life cycle

PREVIOUSLY

Replaces
EN 22234:1992

NOW

PUBLISHED
EN ISO 2234:2002
90.92 Standard to be revised
May 9, 2007

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Adopted from ISO 2234:2000 IDENTICAL