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NWPCA and VT teams up to offer a Pallet Design and Performance short course

Oct. 20, 2015 –  

By Laszlo Horvath


NWPCA and VT teams

In August, the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA) and the Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design co-hosted a sold-out two and half day educational short course. The course, titled “Wood Pallet Design and Performance: Pallet Design in the 21st Century,” focused on developing techniques to design efficient and safe wood pallets using the industry standard software program, The Pallet Design SystemTM (PDS).

The course covered the major aspects of pallet design that affect performance: the location and dimensions of pallet components, the materials used, and the loading and handling conditions the pallet experiences. Amazon, Dupont, and 19 companies representing a broad cross-section of pallet manufacturers and recyclers, pallet brokers, and end-users of pallets participated. This course provides these packaging specialists a range of industry and academic experiences on safe pallet design techniques.



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