Standards & Specifications
The NWPCA provides supportive research and expertise on the advantages of wood packaging in one-place. This section is intended for members to utilize information on wood pallet design and packaging, and unit-load solutions. Below are some of the most current referenced wood packaging standards.
Wood Packaging Standards
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.
Below are additional standards:
- Costco Pallet Policy
- Costco-Block Pallet Specification
- Costco-Purpose Built Custom Pallet Specification
- Industry Standards (NWPCA Member login)
This section includes access to company specific or industry specific standards and specifications including Walmart, Whole Foods, Lowe's, The Home Depot, Canadian Pallet Council (CPC), electronic industry/EIPS, EPAL (EUR pallets and collars), ANSI, APME, ASTM, CP, PRS, Military, etc.
- ANSI MH1 Standard Available
The 2016 version of the MH1 Standard, Pallet, Slip Sheets, & Other Bases for Unit Loads,
is available as a free download. NWPCA members and staff collaborated
with representatives from academia, government, and the distribution
packaging industry to review and update the existing 2005 version of the
standard. Click here to download the standard.
If there are additional standards that you would like see added to the collection above, please contact Dr. Brad Gething, Director of Science & Technology Integration, or phone: 703-519-6104.