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NWPCA organizes several events throughout the year including an Annual Leadership Conference, Fall Plant Tours and Pallet Design System training courses.

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Pallet Design System™

Premier industry leading pallet design software specifically designed for the wood pallet industry. Start a free trial today and learn how to make a safer, cost-effective and more durable pallet.

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NWPCA Releases PDS 5.3; New Analysis for Recycled Pallets, Fasteners

The Pallet Design System™ (PDS) development team of software and structural engineers applied new, state-of-the-art, engineering and analysis techniques not previously used in the pallet industry. ANSYS™ simulation and 3-D modeling software was used as a tool to test and verify structural engineering models. The extensive modeling and testing ensures PDS users have access to the most advanced and accurate technology available for the design of wood more

NWPCA to Develop Fire Code Manual

An NWPCA fire code manual is being developed to address the revised requirements for outdoor pallet storage. The new requirements are part of the 2018 editions of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 1) and the International Fire Code (IFC) of the International Code Council that specifically address the wood and composite wood pallet manufacturing and recycling facilities. Sign-up for announcements about the fire code manual here or learn more.

The Pallet Foundation

Formed in 1996, The Pallet Foundation supports research, education/training and safety in the wood packaging industry while promoting the industry to end-user markets.

The Foundation has also consistently supported testing, data collection and analysis for various Pallet Design System™ pallet configurations. The Pallet Foundation remains committed to the ongoing development and research for projects of benefit to the wood packaging industry...Learn more

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