This study addresses the methodology; testing and evaluation of a custom designed plastic pallet. This study describes the methodology used to determine robustness and the structural integrity of the pallet. The methodology took into account existing testing standards and added to them a group of screening tests and supplemental test procedures. The purpose of the study was first to evaluate the attributes of the pallet and the likelihood of the pallet surviving normal distribution environments. The second purpose of the study was to determine the feasibility of implementing more stringent test procedures that may better indicate the attributes of plastic pallets and similar platforms It was determined that the pallet design was adequate for its intended use.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Pallets (Shipping, storage, etc.)--Design and construction--Evaluation; Plastics in packaging--Evaluation; Packing for shipment--Equipment and supplies--Evaluation
Department, Program, or Center
Packaging Science (CAST)
Colaiaco, William, "Evaluation of a custom designed plastic pallet" (1999). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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