Standards and Specifications


The purpose of the NWPCA Uniform Standards is to establish recognized minimum quality requirements for the principal types of wood packaging and to provide a basis for common understanding among manufacturers, repairers, distributors and users of wood pallets and containers.

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Wood Pallet and Pharmaceutical Industries Working Together
A series articles meant to further the conversation and cooperative efforts between the pharmaceutical industry and wood packaging suppliers.
Part 1     Part 2     Part 3

ISO and ASTM International Wood Packaging Standards 
A look at the ISO and ASTM International standards for wood pallets and containers. Read more

Wood Container Series: Wood Crates
A wood crate is a container with structural framework fastened together to form a rigid enclosure. Crates typically have an open construction concept with little or no panel support. Read more 

Wood Container Series: Wood Boxes
A wood box is a container with structural framework and sections fastened together to form a rigid enclosure. The materials used to create this enclosure can be made of lumber, corrugated paper, plywood, OSB or any product strong enough to perform containment of given products. Read more   Read  

Wood Container Series: Wood Species
Wood species are critical parameters in the performance of wood containers. Aside from moisture content, the physical property of wood that relates directly with performance is density. Read more    Read   R  hahkjhdajhdajdshauh

Wood Container Series: Terminology
There are several types of wood packaging: pallets, containers, reels, spools, cable drums and dunnage. In the NWPCA Uniform Standard for Wood Containers, there are four major container classifications: box, crate, pallet box and wirebound container. Read more  


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