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Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design

The Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design at Virginia Tech is the only research facility in the United States that performs comprehensive research and development work, provides technical assistance, and offers educational programs focusing exclusively on the interactions of packaging, pallets, and material handling equipment. Research at the center provides information and technologies that optimize the relationship between the design and performance of unit load material handling systems, which helps reduce company costs and environmental impact while increasing the safety of the nation’s transport system.

The center provides a wide range of evaluations to assist companies in the development of new, more efficient pallet, packaging, and equipment designs, and performs customized and standard tests, including those specified by the American Society of Testing Materials, American National Standards Institute, International Organization of Standards, and International Safe Transit Association, as well as government agencies.


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