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Here are just a few of the things going on within the Plastic Shipping Container Institute. This is where we'll announce the most recent additions to our web site. If you've visited us before and want to know what's changed, take a look here first.

PSCI Enhances Website
In an effort to communicate the benefits of plastic pails and the issues that impact the industry, PSCI has updated the look and features of this web site. Take a moment to explore the PSCI web site and let us know what you think.

NMFC Item 258 & UFC Rule 40 Updated
The performance based standard has been officially adopted into the NMFC and UCC publications.

National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) Item-258: Approved August 1999
Uniform Freight Classification (UFC) Rule 40: Approved September 1999
The specifications have been updated to reflect advances in materials and designs (Approval based on performance not construction)

  • No minimum material thickness or design specified for the pail & cover
  • No maximum gross mass specified


The specifications performance requirements have been updated: