Reconstituted wood boxes


The walls of boxes shall be made of water resistant reconstituted wood such as hardboard, particle
board or other suitable type. The strength of the material used and the method of construction shall be
appropriate to the capacity of the boxes and to their intended use.

Other parts of the boxes may be made of other suitable material.

Boxes shall be securely assembled by means of suitable devices.

Maximum net mass: 400 kg.

Fibreboard boxes


Strong and good quality solid or double-faced corrugated fibreboard (single or multiwall) shall be
used, appropriate to the capacity of the box and to its intended use. The water resistance of the outer
surface shall be such that the increase in mass, as determined in a test carried out over a period of 30
minutes by the Cobb method of determining water absorption, is not greater than 155 g/m2 - see ISO
535:l991. It shall have proper bending qualities. Fibreboard shall be cut, creased without scoring, and
slotted so as to permit assembly without cracking, surface breaks or undue bending. The fluting of
corrugated fibreboard shall be firmly glued to the facings.


The ends of boxes may have a wooden frame or be entirely of wood or other suitable material.
Reinforcements of wooden battens or other suitable material may be used.

Manufacturing joins in the body of boxes shall be taped, lapped and glued, or lapped and stitched with
metal staples. Lapped joins shall have an appropriate overlap.

Where closing is effected by gluing or taping, a water resistant adhesive shall be used.

Boxes shall be designed so as to provide a good fit to the contents.

Maximum net mass: 400 kg.

Plastics boxes

4H1 expanded plastics boxes
4H2 solid plastics boxes

The box shall be manufactured from suitable plastics material and be of adequate strength in relation
to its capacity and intended use. The box shall be adequately resistant to ageing and to degradation
caused either by the substance contained or by ultra-violet radiation.

An expanded plastics box shall comprise two parts made of a moulded expanded plastics material, a
bottom section containing cavities for the inner packagings and a top section covering and
interlocking with the bottom section. The top and bottom sections shall be designed so that the inner
packagings fit snugly. The closure cap for any inner packaging shall not be in contact with the inside
of the top section of this box.
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