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This member-only library is devoted to bringing you Center and industry publications in a one-stop-shop format not available to the general public.



Publications in SLICK span 40 years covering topics on pallet fasteners, pallet durability, load capacity, load bridging, among many others. We are adding new records regularly, so be sure to stop back often. If you would like to see specific information that is not yet included in the SLICK database, please contact us and we’ll try to obtain it for you.

Publications within SLICK are for the personal use of our members only. Publications may not be distributed or posted online without written permission of the center. Please note that we have obtained “permission to use” for all non-Virginia Tech publications posted within SLICK (but all rights are still reserved by the copyright owner).

Within this database, you can search by words in the article title, the full title itself, the journal of publication, article keywords/tags, the author, and by publication year.


The below link will take you to SLICK. You will have to log in via your Virginia Tech sponsored PID and the password you personalized at the beginning of June 2020. If you cannot log in, contact J. Kate Bridgeman to request a password reset.