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200 LB TEST
Corrugated box made with mullen liners. Provides equal or greater stacking strength (ECT) than a 32 ECT box and is certified to withstand 200 lbs of bursting pressure per sq. inch.
 
4G > Search for Products
4G boxes and shipping kits are common language used to describe a packaging group that consists of multiple components that are tested and rated together. All components are tested together as a single unit to arrive at the desired test result, therefore each component is an integral part of the package and may not be substituted.
 
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ANTI-STATIC > Search for Products
Preventing or inhibiting the buildup of static electricity.
 
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BALE
A large bundle or package prepared for shipping, storage, or sale. Usually tightly compressed and secured by wires, hoops, or cords.
 
BASIS WEIGHT
The weight measured in lbs, of 500 sheets (a ream) of paper cut to a standard size (24x36").
 
BLIND
Uline does not ship blind. This refers to shipping items without anything identifying Uline.
 
BOL > Search for Products
Bill of Lading
 
BREAK STRENGTH
The amount of force required to break an item; generally given in pounds or pounds per square inch.
 
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CALIBRATE
To adjust scale so accurate weight or count is displayed.
 
CAMERA READY ARTWORK
To scale, black and white copy. Must be crisp and clear. If more than one color, it needs to be color separated.
 
CENTERFOLD
Shrink film is folded in half and wound on the roll. When unfolded, the width listed is doubled.
 
CERT STAMP
Required by packing regulations to be printed on the bottom outside flap of each corrugated box. Signifies the make up of the box.
 
CFC's (CHLORO-FLORO CARBONS)
Ozone depleting chemical, very harmful to environment. Mainly found in refrigerants, spray cans, ets. Not peanuts.
 
CIF USA
Cost Insurance Freight. A term of sale. The shipper is responsible for those factors up to that point.
 
CLASS 3 RATING
Legal for trade. NTEP (National Type Evaluation Program) approved.
 
CONVOLUTED FOAM
Egg carton shaped foam.
 
CORNER BOARDS > Search for Products
Edge protectors.
 
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DIMENSIONAL WEIGHT
Standard formula used in the air freight industry that considers density when determining charges. Calculations consider the space a package will take up on an aircraft relative to the actual weight.
 
DOT > Search for Products
Department of Transportation
 
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ECT
Edge Crush Test. The amount of force needed to crush an edge combined board. A primary factor in predicting the compression strength of the completed box.
 
ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE (ESD)
When an electrostatic charge transfers between objects of different electrostatic potential.
 
ELECTROSTATIC SHIELD
Barrier that prevents penetration of electrostatic field.
 
ESD SENSITIVE MATERIAL
Material that is sensitive to electrostatic discharge.
 
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FARADAY CAGE
An electrically continuous, conductive enclosure which provides electrostatic shielding.
 
FDA
Food & Drug Administration
 
FLUTE
Wave shapes pressed into the middle of the corrugated wall of the box. Most of Uline boxes are C flute. Flute thickness: C flute 9/64", B flute 3/32", E flute 3/64" , A flute 3/16".
 
FOL
Box flaps completely overlap.
 
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GA.
Gauge
 
GREEN CROSS CERTIFIED
Environmentally safe, approved by the Green Cross.
 
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H.M.I.S.
Hazaradous Materials Identification System.
 
HSC
Half Slotted Container. A regular box with flaps on only one side of the box, leaving one side completely open. Putting the top on the open end completes the box.
 
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IATA
International Air Transport Association
 
IBM STYLE PLE
Open ended PLE. Does not seal to box.
 
INTERNET ONLY
Internet only products.
 
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LIGNIN
Natural substance found in wood that binds & strengthens fibers.
 
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MICRON
The metric equivalent to gauge.
 
MIL
Unit of measure equal to 1/1000" used to describe thickness.
 
MSDS
Material Safety Data Sheet
 
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NTEP
National Type Evaluation Program. A series of tests to insure that the scale will produce accurate results and is legal for trade.
 
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OHM
A unit of electrical resistance.
 
OPAQUE
Impenetrable by any radiant energy other than light.
 
OPF
Open Panel Folder. Similar to EZ fold mailers.
 
ORM-D
Other Regulated Materials. D is the classification.
 
ORM-D-Air
Same as ORM-D but will ship by air cargo.
 
OSCILLATED STRAPPING
Wound like a spool of thread, layers are wound next to each other and overlap.
 
OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
 
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PAINTED STRAPPING
Coated with paint so that it offers higher corrosion resistance and improved performance.
 
PMS
Pantone Matching System. Universal color matching system used by printers in the United States.
 
POD
Proof of delivery.
 
POLYOLEFIN
Strong 100% petrochemical film, waterproof and similar to Tyvek.
 
POLYPROPYLENE
Strong 100% petrochemical film that won't shrink or discolor. More stretch than PVC. Does not break easily.
 
POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC)
Strong 100% petroc film. Won't shrink or discolor. Releases quietly with minimal stretch. Stiffer than polypropylene.
 
PRE-STRETCHED STRETCH WRAP
Stretch wrap that is already stretched to its optimal level.
 
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REAM
500 sheets of paper.
 
RESISTIVITY
Measures the ability of a material to conduct current.
 
RH
Relative humidity.
 
RIBBON WOUND STRAPPING
Rolled like a roll of tape, layers cover each other.
 
ROHS
Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (Waste from Electric and Electronic Equipment)
 
RSC
Industry term: regular slotted container.
 
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SKID
A pallet for loading or handling goods.
 
SMART PAY
Government impact credit cards.
 
STATIC DISSIPATIVE:
A material which dissipates or removes static charges.
 
STATIC SENSITIVE
A material that is sensitive to and can be damaged by static charges.
 
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TARE INDICATOR
Subtracts the weight of a box while weighing the products inside the box.
 
TENSILE STRENGTH
The resistance of a material to a force tending to tear it apart.
 
TYPESET
Relating to custom printed items - a procedure that sets each letter in the text so that it will properly fit on the label.
 
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UVI
Ultra Violet Inhibitor
 
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VCI > Search for Products
Volatile corrosion inhibitor. Prevents rust and corrosion.
 
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WAY-BILL
Bill of Lading or Proof of Delivery
 
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