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  • CPULD News, Summer/Fall 2021
    (Virginia Tech, 2021)
    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 research projects, personnel spotlights, and more. This newsletter focuses on CPULD events and people. It’s designed to help our industry members connect with the every-day life of the Center and for our alumni to keep up with what’s been happening.
  • CPULD News, Spring/Summer 2022
    (Virginia Tech, 2022)
    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 research projects, personnel spotlights, and more. This newsletter focuses on CPULD events and people. It’s designed to help our industry members connect with the every-day life of the Center and for our alumni to keep up with what’s been happening.
  • CPULD News, Spring 2021
    (Virginia Tech, 2021)
    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 research projects, personnel spotlights, and more. This newsletter focuses on CPULD events and people. It’s designed to help our industry members connect with the every-day life of the Center and for our alumni to keep up with what’s been happening.
  • CPULD News, Fall 2020
    (Virginia Tech, 2020)
    This edition of the newsletter contains the following exciting topics from CPULD: • Investigation into the effects of various factors on the vibration levels experienced by unit loads under forklift handling conditions. • Results of recent graduate research projects. • Alumni spotlight: Alina Mejias Rojas. • Student spotlight: Victoria Dashevsky. • Summaries of short courses and webinars hosted by CPULD. • Interviews conducted with CPULD faculty and staff.
  • CPULD News, Summer 2020
    (Virginia Tech. Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design, 2020)
    This 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 Paper published about fasteners and pallet durability. • Alumni spotlight: Page Clayton. • Student spotlight: Meredith Brooks. • New equipment in CPULD’s laboratories. • Two research projects presented at the IAPRI conference.
  • 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
    (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 research projects, personnel spotlights, and more. This newsletter focuses on CPULD events and people. It’s designed to help our industry members connect with the every-day life of the Center and for our alumni to keep up with what’s been happening.
  • CPULD News, Winter 2019
    (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 is a rethinking of how product materials and packaging can be cycled back into supply chains. It is a whole systems approach. Circular economies allow value and supply chains to stay stable while creating revenue through market differentiation as well as new business models. Customers are also happier with the improved products; the products survive longer and can be repaired with more ease than products produced in a linear economy. Applying these concepts to pallets is important for the creation of a sustainable circular economy.
  • CPULD News, Fall 2019
    (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 research projects, personnel spotlights, and more. This newsletter focuses on CPULD events and people. It’s designed to help our industry members connect with the every-day life of the Center and for our alumni to keep up with what’s been happening.
  • 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. The objective of the research conducted for this paper was to characterize the physical and chemical properties of wood particles produced from mechanically-ground, discarded wooden pallets with the goal of identifying known contaminants.
  • 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 estimate the load capacity of pallets. This presentation covers the differences between various ASTM, ISO, and AIAG pallet testing standards, shows the design requirements required by big box stores, and shows how the load carrying capacity depends on the type of load carried by the pallet.
  • 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 professionals need to handle exporting pallets and packaging materials. This white paper will provide basic information about the governing organization and details about the history of ISPM 15. Furthermore, this paper includes regulated insect species and approved treatments for pallets.
  • 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, temperature and humidity varies hugely and that variance can occur fairly quickly. This condensation in a sea container can cause extensive packaging damages. There are various solutions to this problem, including ventilation and the addition of desiccants to the container. This white paper explores the causes of this condensation and solutions to prevent any damage.
  • CPULD News, Summer 2019
    (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 research projects, personnel spotlights, and more.
  • CPULD News, Fall 2018
    (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 research projects, personnel spotlights, and more.
  • CPULD News, Summer 2018
    (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 research projects, personnel spotlights, and more.
  • CPULD News, Spring 2019
    (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 our educational programs!