Recent Submissions

  • CPULD News, Summer 2020 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech. Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design, 2020)
    The current online edition of the newsletter contains the following exciting topics from CPULD: • An operational concept of an IoT system for supply chains. • Results of two recent graduate research projects. • White ...
  • White Paper — Effect of Pallet Fastener Quality on Pallet Durability 

    Wright, Owen; Guyre, Luke (Virginia Tech. Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design, 2020-09-23)
    In this paper, the authors consider how fasteners, such as nails, affect the durability of wooden pallets.
  • CPULD News, Spring 2020 

    Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design; Sustainable Biomaterials (Virginia Tech. Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design, 2020)
    In the “CPULD News” newsletters, you’ll find everything from current news regarding CPULD activities over the past months, to introductions to some of our interns, students, and faculty/staff. There are summaries of recent ...
  • CPULD News, Winter 2019 

    Center for Forest Products Business; Sustainable Biomaterials (Virginia Tech. Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design, 2019)
    Please enjoy this special holiday edition of the newsletter for the Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design. In this issue: "2019: Our Year in Numbers."
  • Pallets Make the World Go ‘Round: Circular versus linear economies and their effects on the pallet industry 

    Bridgeman, Kate (Virginia Tech. Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design, 2019-10)
    On a fundamental level, the circular economy is a model that portrays economic growth from the perspective of resource constraints. It is more ambitious and more marketing-friendly than a linear economy. The circular economy ...
  • CPULD News, Fall 2019 

    Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design; Sustainable Biomaterials (Virginia Tech. Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design, 2019)
    In the “CPULD News” newsletters, you’ll find everything from current news regarding CPULD activities over the past months, to introductions to some of our interns, students, and faculty/staff. There are summaries of recent ...
  • Phytosanitary Regulation for Packaging (ISPM-15) 

    Treaster, Garrett (Virginia Tech. Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design, 2018-02-02)
    International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures No. 15 (ISPM 15) is essential for the regulation of wooden pallet and packaging materials. This regulation measure is important in determining how pallet industries and ...
  • Properties of Shredded Wood Pallets 

    White, Marshall S.; McLeod, John A. II (Virginia Tech. Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design, 2018-02-02)
    About 321 million wooden pallets are repaired every year in the United States. During the pallet repair process, unusable pallets are ground into mulch that is often used for animal bedding or other sensitive applications. ...
  • How much load can my pallet carry? 

    Horvath, Laszlo (Virginia Tech. Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design, 2018-02-02)
    Properly determining the exact load carrying capacity of a pallet is essential to ensure the effectiveness of the supply chain. Multiple testing procedures are published by different organizations and all could be used to ...
  • Moisture in Sea Containers: What causes the problems and how to solve them? 

    Barber, Bailey (Virginia Tech. Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design, 2018-02-02)
    The water that is found inside shipping containers come from the air, packages, pallets, and sometimes even the products that are stored in the container. Condensation forms inside the sea container because during shipping, ...
  • CPULD News, Summer 2019 

    Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design; Sustainable Biomaterials (Virginia Tech, 2019-06)
    In this quarterly newsletter, you’ll find everything from current news regarding Center activities over the past few months to introductions to some of our interns, students, and faculty/staff. There are summaries of recent ...
  • CPULD News, Spring 2019 

    Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design; Sustainable Biomaterials (Virginia Tech, 2019)
    Please enjoy this special edition of CPULD News, featuring many “History of” and “Where are they now” type articles about the center’s activities, students, and interns, and what they’ve been up to since graduating from ...
  • CPULD News, Summer 2018 

    Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design; Sustainable Biomaterials (Virginia Tech, 2018)
    In this quarterly newsletter, you’ll find everything from current news regarding Center activities over the past few months to introductions to some of our interns, students, and faculty/staff. There are summaries of recent ...
  • CPULD News, Fall 2018 

    Center for Forest Products Business; Sustainable Biomaterials (Virginia Tech, 2018)
    In this quarterly newsletter, you’ll find everything from current news regarding Center activities over the past few months to introductions to some of our interns, students, and faculty/staff. There are summaries of recent ...