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  • Obliteration

    ALSC's Wood Packaging Enforcement Regulations define obliteration as "to render the approved mark or stamp unreadable or clearly inapplicable."  This basically means to cover all 4 components of the mark.  These are identified below.


  • A mark that has all 4 parts completely covered is considered obliterated and therefore conforming (see below).


  • When any part of the mark is showing, it is not considered obliterated and therefore non-conforming (See below).



  • It is very important to remember that all 4 parts of the mark must be obliterated to meet ALSC requirements for conformance.  For more information visit our website training section using this link:  http://www.tpinspection.com/wpm-training-resources.php