There's nothing worse than storing expensive jumpers and special clothes away and then finding that moths have found their way into the cardboard boxes you have used and have spent the summer contentedly chomping through your favourite sweater. Luckily, there is a way to avoid this, and that’s by using plastic boxes, which have multiple advantages over cardboard. If you use a storage box which... Read More »
If your business has storage issues, then the chances are you’ll have been faced with making decisions on what types of storage to use. For example, plastic crates are an extremely efficient way of storing items, as they can be stacked securely, are long-lasting and robust and some designs pack flat when not in use. If you haven’t considered the benefits of plastic containers and pallets,... Read More »
If your business has invested in new or used plastic pallets, the last thing you want is to damage them or the load that they’re carrying. So follow these simple steps to keep your pallets intact, your loads undamaged and your staff working safely.
Fork Alignment and Positioning
Firstly, the load needs to be correctly positioned on the forklift. If it’s placed too low and the vehicle... Read More »
Plastic crates are changing the lives of farmers in Nigeria by giving them a durable, long-lasting and hygienic way to transport produce. The Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN) is aimed at reducing post-harvest losses associated with transporting goods in traditional woven raffia baskets.
These are set to be replaced under a proposal to utilise plastic crates for produce, which is... Read More »
Plastic new and used pallet boxes are bad news for mould, dust and food pathogens such as listeria and E coli, all of which feel at home on wooden pallets. So plastic versions are great news for fresh produce and other foodstuffs which need to be packed, transported and delivered without contamination or deterioration.
The superior hygiene performance of plastic pallets is due to several... Read More »
Plastic is a major part of modern life. In Australia alone, over 1.5m tonnes of plastic, derived from crude oil, will be consumed annually. This figure does not include packaging or finished products which have been imported. The majority of this ends up in landfill or, even worse, in the ocean, where it will take centuries to degrade. A sobering study recently concluded that the amount of... Read More »
The majority of firms that ship products utilise pallets. From storing to transportation, the pallet prevents movement and protects the goods as they are handled. The plastic crate is incredibly strong. They can be stacked and shipping loads increased compared to when wooden pallets are used. They are widely used across the world on cargo ships, in trucks and at almost every warehouse. They are... Read More »
Plastic pallets serve a vital function for storing and transporting goods from one place to another. To safeguard plastic pallets durability, pallet users must prevent any damage from occurring.
If pallets get damaged, it costs money to replace or repair them. It's possible that the contents of the pallet may also suffer damage, further adding to your bill. Worse still, if damaged goods... Read More »
Pallets are now a vital part of logistics, and while the vast majority of those currently in use are made from wood, there are many advantages of plastic pallets which are just waiting to be uncovered.
These benefits are still somewhat of a secret in many quarters, but take a look at the following attributes of plastic pallets, and you might well want to join a growing number of people and... Read More »
Plastic pallets offer a major step forward in materials handling, providing a safe, efficient and effective way of transporting large loads to retail stores and distribution centres.
They also allow companies which focus on materials handling to reduce hidden costs by maximising efficiencies within the plastic pallets supply chain, along with reducing transportation costs and saving warehouse... Read More »
Next year to be fantastic for plastic says pallet maker
Wooden pallets first began to be used in the 1920s, and they have changed little since. At the time they were a great step forward, because they greatly speeded up the task of unloading and loading the old freight wagons, which could take about three days sometimes.
The plastic pallet probably represents the first major advance since... Read More »
The debate over plastic and wooden pallets and which type is best for transporting particular goods shows no sign of abating. So let’s look at the key differences between plastic and wooden pallets. We’ve boiled the argument down to two proposals: that plastic is greener than wood, and that plastic is healthier than wood. Let’s see how each type of pallet shapes up.
Plastic Pallets Are... Read More »