International Wood Species (September 2018)

New Addition of International Wood Species to PDS

We recognize that manufacturers source both domestic and imported wood species, therefore, it was an important enhancement for PDS to incorporate twenty new international wood species for lumber specification.

Our commitment to sustainability spans across the globe. Healthy markets are critical to healthy forests and healthy communities. We are all connected, and we explore every opportunity to improve your business and our environment.

The September 2018 PDS v5.6 release of the Pallet Design System™ (PDS) reflects our commitment. For over two years, the PDS team explored, researched, and tested over twenty new wood species to add to the existing library of North American hardwoods, softwoods, and imported species. Being able to specify a variety of lumber species means less wood goes to waste.

“Because we use the inner part of the log, adding more global species to PDS is invaluable to manufacturers worldwide. The location of your customer is of less concern now because you can specify with their local wood,” said NWPCA 2018 Board Chair Larry Howell of Cottondale Wood Products based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

The wood species data in PDS contains all the technical properties of the lumber. Pallet designers can quickly determine the impact on pallet performance or update their designs with a broader wood selection.

Below is a collection of wood species from North America, Africa, Latin America, Asia, and Australia, that are part of PDS:

  • Maritime Pine, Pinus Pinaster (S. Africa, Mpumalanga & KZN)
  • Melina Wood, Gmelina Arborea (Nigeria)
  • Pinus Patula (Madagascar)
  • Pinus Patula (S. Africa, Mpumalanga & KZN)
  • Pinus Patula (Tanzania)
  • Anisoptera (Malaysia)
  • Anisoptera (Philippines)
  • Dryobalanops
  • Japanese Larch, Lariz Kaempferi (Lmab/) Carriere (Japan)
  • Kapur
  • Keruing
  • Mengkulang
  • Shorea (Philippines)
  • Sugi, Japanese Cedar, Crtomeria japonica (Japan)
  • Eucalyptus Grandis (Uruguay)
  • Gmelina Arborea (Costa Rica)
  • Ocote Pine (Mexico)
  • Pinus Caribaea (Venezuela)
  • Pinus Elliottii (Brazil)
  • Pinus Patula (Mexico)
  • Pinus Taeda (Brazil)
  • Ponderosa Pine (Mexico)
  • Prioria Copaifera
  • Radiata Pine (Chile)
  • Ash: European
  • Beech: European
  • Black Alder, Alnus Glutinosa
  • Dense European Softwoods
  • Douglas-fir
  • Elm: Dutch
  • Elm: English
  • Fir: Silver
  • Hybrid Poplar
  • Larch: European, Japanese
  • Larch: Hybrid
  • Oak: European
  • Pine: Lodgepole, Corsican
  • Pine: Maritime, Scots, Jack
  • Plane: European
  • Poplar: Grey, Black Italian
  • Redwood
  • Spruce: Black, Norway
  • Spruce: Sitka (Canada)
  • Spruce: White, Sitka (U.K., Eire)
  • Whitewood
  • Willow: White
  • American Basswood
  • American Beech
  • Ash: Black, Pumpkin
  • Ash: Green, White
  • Aspen: Bigtooth, Quaking
  • Bigleaf Maple/Oregon Ash
  • Birch: Yellow, Sweet
  • Black Cherry
  • Black Locust
  • Buckeye
  • Butternut
  • California Black Oak
  • Cascara
  • Catalpa
  • Chinquapin
  • Cottonwood: Black, Balsam Poplar, Eastern
  • Dogwood
  • Eastern Oaks
  • Elm: Rock, Slippery
  • Hackberry
  • Hickory
  • Madrone
  • Magnolia
  • Maple: Silver, Striped
  • Maple: Sugar, Black, Red
  • Myrtle
  • Oregon White Oak
  • Paper Birch
  • Persimmon
  • Red Alder
  • Red and White Oaks
  • Sweetgum
  • Sycamore
  • Tanoak
  • Tupelo
  • Yellow Poplar
  • Baldcypress
  • Cedar: Alaska, Incense, Port Orford, Atlantic White, Northern White, Eastern Red
  • Coast, Interior West, Interior North, Interior South
  • Douglas-Fir
  • Eastern Hemlock
  • Fir: California Red, Grand, Noble, Pacific Silver, White
  • Fir: Subalpine, Balsam
  • Hem-Fir
  • Hemlock: Western, Mountain
  • Loblolly, Longleaf, Shortleaf, Slash
  • Pine: Sugar, Western White, Lodgepole, Ponderosa, Monterey, Jack, Norway, Eastern White
  • Pinus Resinosa
  • Redwood
  • Southern Pine: Pitch, Pond, Spruce, Virginia
  • Southern Yellow Pine
  • SPF
  • Spruce: White, Black, Red, Engelmann, Sitka
  • Tamarack
  • Western Larch
  • Western Red Cedar
  • Maritime Pine, Pinus Pinaster (Australia)
  • Radiata Pine (Australia)
  • Radiata Pine (New Zealand)