The ASTM D2659 standard determines the mechanical properties of blown thermoplastic containers under columnar crush conditions at a steady rate of compression. Properties reported by the guidelines of this standard include the deflection at crushing yield load, crushing yield load, apparent crushing stiffness, and crushing load at failure and the test specimen may be manufactured in the laboratory or commercially. This test is usually used to determine stackability of bottles or bundles of bottles.

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