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THE WOOD PALLET AND CONTAINER INDUSTRY CONSUMES 4.5 billion board feet (BBF) of hardwoods and 1.8 BBF of softwoods for the annual production of 400-500 million solid wood pallets. While alternative materials such as plastic, corrugated paperboard and metal have entered the market, solid wood…
Author(s): Carol A. Clausen
Keywords: Mold, pallet
Source: In: PalletCentral, October 2012 pp. 24-27; 2012
Year: 2012
Shipping pallets often are designed with the assumption that the payload carried is flexible and uniformly distributed on the pallet surface. However, packages on the pallet can act as a series of discrete loads, and the physical interactions among the packages can add stiffness to the pallet/load…
Author(s): Jonghun Park, Laszlo Horvath, Marshall S. White, Samantha Phanthanousy, Philip Araman, Robert J. Bush
Keywords: unit load, pallet, corrugated box, load bridging, stress distribution
Source: Packaging Technology and Science
Year: 2017
The term “load bridging” describes a phenomenon in which the physical interaction between various packaging components acts as a series of discrete loads in a given unit load and adds stiffness to the shipping pallet/load combination. Current pallet design practices often ignore the aspect of load…
Author(s): Jonghun Park, Laszlo Horvath, Marshall White, Philip Araman
Keywords: load bridging, pallet, stress distribution, stretch wrapping, unit load
Source: Packaging Technology and Science
Year: 2018
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