Our friends over at the Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design (CPULD) at Virginia Tech University are hosting another Unit Load Design short course next month. This is a great opportunity to educate yourself on the interactions between the different components of unit loads. This intensive three days short course will teach design techniques that will help reduce costs on corrugated box and plastic packaging materials by considering the relationship between pallets and pa
Block pallets are quickly becoming the preferred style of pallets for many companies. They have true 4-way entry, meaning that it can be accessed easily from all four sides. If built correctly, they can also hold a lot of weight, including in a suspended rack situation. If you are one of the companies that prefers this design and you have reusable, captive pallets in your facility, then you'll need to check out the LX40B pointGUARD® Protector. It's designed to encase the 40"
You can talk all you want about how great your products are, but at the end of the day, talk is...well just talk. I briefly mentioned our testing data in my last blog post, but I wanted to expand on not only the results, but how the testing process works. First, let me introduce you to our testing professionals. Meet the Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design: We took our pointGUARD® pallet protection products to the world renown Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design o
The ambitious design of pointGUARD® Pallet Protection Products wasn't intended to be complicated, the aim was to simply cradle the end of a wooden pallet with protection. We didn't want to reinvent the wheel, so to speak, but just make the "wheel" better. The basic design of the wood pallet hasn't changed much since it was invented for good reason...it works. Out goal was to improve the durability of the wooden pallet, without altering the basic structure of the pallet itself