CPULD is the one of the leading research facilities in the US that performs comprehensive research and development work, provides technical assistance, and offers educational programs focusing the whole packaging system including pallets, primary and secondary packaging, and material handling equipment. Using state of the art technology, we research every aspect of the material handling system from primary packaging through unit load design. We are part of the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials in the College of Natural Resources & Environment at Virginia Tech. CPULD was established more than 40 years ago and is currently involved with many ISO, ASTM, ISTA, and ANSI work-groups to create national and international standards for the industry.

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