The bottom panel or section of the crate or box and all it's components.
Blocking and/or Bracing
Materials & labor used primarily to prevent free movement of the packaged or unitized item. In addition, it is used to distribute the load of the contents over as much of the container surface as possible and to support the contents in such a way that the load is applied at the strongest points of the container
The top, sides and ends of the crate or box when not attached to the base.
The lumber boards which provide the framing structure to reinforce the crate or box and add bulk to the edges for nailing or stapling purpose.
A desiccant is a hygroscopic substance that induces or sustains a state of dryness (desiccation) in its local vicinity in a moderately well-sealed container.
The horizantal and vertical distance from the inside face of each panel to its opposite panel. Always measured in Length Width and height in that order L x W x H
Electro-Static discharge (ESD)
Electro-Static discharges are momentary currents naturally caused by static electricity in the air.
The wavy material between the flat liner sheets in corrugated products.
A gusseted bag is simply a pleat made into the bag, they have sides and balloon out to hold the product in a box shape. When you put something in a gusseted bag you are squaring the bottom and eliminating what are commonly referred to as dog ears -the corners of the plastic bag that would otherwise stick out.
The distance from the floor to the hrightes point of the payload.
A paper card or Plastic/Aluminum plug which indicates the percentage of relative humidity present by changing color from blue to pink as the humidity levels rises.
ID (Inside Dimensions)
The distance from the inside of the top to inside of the bottom of the box. Commonly refered to as ID or inside dimensions.
Members extending across the crate or box underneath the top which serve to support and transfer vertical stacking loads to the side panels. Joist also serve to prevent crushing or buckling of top panels when slings or grab hooks are to lift the box.
Is the longest dimension of the payload that is touching the ground.
Skids are lateral members attached to the base of the box which serve to support and transfer the load to the surface of the base.
The vertical frame members placed between the upper and lower frame members of the side and end panels and serve as columns for supporting vertical stacking loads.
Accomplished by placing item or assembly , with the proper amount of activated desiccant into a water-vaporproof barrier. Corrosion will not normally occur when a relative humidity of 30 percent is maintained within the barrier. Effective for a period of 18 to 24 months.
Is the shortest dimension of the payload when touching the ground.