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Canadian Wood Pallet and Container Association (CWPCA)

The Canadian association dedicated to promoting the welfare of the wood packaging material (WPM) industry in Canada. The CWPCA is known for being a strong and influential voice on domestic and international issues pertaining to wood packaging, and circulates statistical information to assist on issues such as taxation, trade barriers and export opportunities. canadianpallets.com

The Canadian Wood Packaging Certification Program (CWPCP) for Export

The Canadian Wood Packaging Certification Program (CWPCP) is a quality management program designed to allow certified producers to construct wood packaging products to meet a phytosanitary standard. The CFIA will certify wood packaging producers only after approving the elements of a producer’s quality management plan and verifying that the wood packaging facility is capable of meeting the phytosanitary standard (ISPM No. 15) www.inspection.gc.ca/plants/forestry/exports/cwpcp/eng/1319408686981/1319409123845

ISPM #15 Updates

William H. Sardo Jr. Package, Pallet, Unit Load, and Container Research Laboratory

Virginia Tech Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design
Virginia Tech researchers have developed a reliability-based design and analysis methodology for pallet and unit load research. The research results are packaged in the Pallet Design System (PDS) software that allows pallet producers and users to tailor pallets to specific applications. PDS currently one of the most widely used pallet design software with hundreds of users all over the world. William H. Sardo Pallet Lab

National Wooden Pallet and Container Association

NWPCA is the largest organization of wood packaging professionals in the world. Located in Alexandria, Va., NWPCA is an international trade association with more than 600 company members in 28 countries who manufacture, repair and distribute pallets, containers and reels, or who supply products and services to the industry.www.palletcentral.com