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: