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  • CPULD News, Winter 2019 

    Unknown author (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."
  • Compositional Characterization of Different Industrial White and Red Grape Pomaces in Virginia and the Potential Valorization of the Major Components 

    Jin, Qing; O’Hair, Joshua; Stewart, Amanda C.; O’Keefe, Sean F.; Neilson, Andrew P.; Kim, Young-Teck; McGuire, Megan; Lee, Andrew; Wilder, Geoffrey; Huang, Haibo (MDPI, 2019-12-11)
    To better evaluate potential uses for grape pomace (GP) waste, a comprehensive chemical composition analysis of GP in Virginia was conducted. Eight commercial white and red pomace samples (cv. Viognier, Vidal Blanc, Niagara, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lignocellulose@ Activated Clay Nanocomposite with Hierarchical Nanostructure Enhancing the Removal of Aqueous Zn(II) 

    Zhang, Xiaotao; Hao, Yinan; Chen, Zhangjing; An, Yuhong; Zhang, Wanqi; Wang, Ximing (MDPI, 2019-10-18)
    A lignocellulose@ activated clay (Ln@AC) nanocomposite with a hierarchical nanostructure was successfully synthesized by the chemical intercalation reaction and applied in the removal of Zn(II) from an aqueous solution. ...
  • CPULD News, Fall 2019 

    Unknown author (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 ...
  • Investigation of vacuum and steam treatments to heat treat and sanitize ash logs and ash firewood 

    Chen, Zhangjing; White, Marshall (Virginia Tech. Department of Wood Science and Forest Products, 2013-11-16)
    The goal of this project was to investigate the efficacy of vacuum/steam technology to sanitize low quality ash logs and ash firewood. It is difficult to heat treat the saw logs and firewood because of the relatively large ...
  • Annual Report, Center for Forest Products Business 2019 

    Unknown author (2019-08-24)
    This annual report lists faculty and student accomplishments at the Center for the period of July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019.
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Fostering Relationships Among Central American and Appalachian Forest Products Companies 

    Lyon, Scott; Quesada, Henry; Smith, Robert (Virginia Tech. Center for Forest Products Business, 2011-11)
    Exporting wood products offers many advantages for firms entering the global market, such as increased profits and credit, market growth, and economic strength (Parhizkar 2008; McMahon and Gottko 1989). In the past few ...
  • 2011 Annual Report, Center for Forest Products Business 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech. Department of Wood Science and Forest Products, 2011-08)
    This annual report details student and faculty accomplishments for the Center in 2010-2011.
  • Increasing Exports of US Wooden Modular Homes to Developing Countries Systems 

    Kakkar, Gaurav; Quesada-Pineda, Henry J.; Smith, Robert L. (Virginia Tech. Center for Forest Products Business. Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, 2017-11)
    Sustainable housing is one of the fundamental necessities for socio-economic development. Yet a considerable population of the developing world is living in substandard houses. On the other hand, developed countries like ...
  • CPULD News, Summer 2019 

    Unknown author (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 ...
  • SBIO Extension, Winter 2015 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech. Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, 2015)
    The wood products industry in Virginia is a critical contributor to the economy of the state, an industry represented by more than 1,000 primary and secondary industries and over $25 billion in economic impact. The ...
  • SBIO Newsletter, Spring 2019 

    Unknown author (Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, 2019)
    The intradepartmental newsletter for Virginia Tech’s Department of Sustainable Biomaterials. This issue features articles on study abroad in Ireland and Costa Rica, InsideTREES summer camp, and alumni thoughts.
  • Promoting enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass by inexpensive soy protein 

    Luo, Xiaolin; Liu, Jing; Zheng, Peitao; Li, Meng; Zhou, Yang; Huang, Liulian; Chen, Lihui; Shuai, Li (2019-03-13)
    Abstract Background Liquid hot water (LHW) pretreatment has been considered as one of the most industrially viable and environment-friendly methods for facilitating the ...
  • CPULD News, Spring 2019 

    Unknown author (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 

    Unknown author (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 ...

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