With the focus so much on plastic recycling, it is sometimes difficult to remember that there are plenty of times when plastic is necessary and valuable to businesses, industry and the economy as a whole. One example is the supply and logistics industries. Let's look at how plastic pallets offer a better solution for supply chains than wooden alternatives.
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A pallet is a flat structure which assists with the transportation of heavy goods in a stable way. Pallets are moved by forklifts or even cranes. Essentially, they make up the structural foundation of a load, and they enable easy handling and efficient storage. If pallets became extinct, this would have a knock-on effect on industry, transportation and even the world economy.
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Used throughout a whole host of different industries, pallet racking is one of the most efficient ways a business can maximise its storage space. There are a huge number of different weight capacities and sizes that fit a range of applications. But when you want to add to an existing pallet rack, it is essential that you know exactly what the measurements are. This way you'll be ensuring that the... Read More »
Today in the UK, consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the impact of the products they use on the environment. This, in turn, is pushing manufacturers to take a long hard look at their processes and ask themselves if they can be made any less harmful to the environment. If they can create a greener supply chain, these companies are finding they are being rewarded in customer loyalty or by... Read More »
Every year, it's estimated that the EU wastes 89m tonnes of food, with the UK being the worst offender and our supermarkets accounting for 200,000 tonnes of waste alone. As a result, there is increasing public awareness of the food we waste and increasing consumer demand that companies do more to minimise food going into landfill.
So if you're a company that transports or stores food, now... Read More »
Compared to wooden pallets, plastic pallets have several advantages - ones which far outweigh their initial higher price. The first is their durability: plastic pallets don't splinter or break apart as easily as their wooden counterparts and aren't as susceptible to damage from extreme temperature changes, water or chemical spills.
They are also less likely to cause damage to your goods... Read More »
There is definitely now a clear preference for plastic pallets over wooden pallets in the shipping industry and for lots of reasons. Plastic is more durable and sustainable, and they are also easier to clean and sanitise and are obviously more weather-resistant than their wooden counterparts. Plastic pallets are also more versatile, as they can be used in a wider range of environments and... Read More »
06There has been a significant increase in the popularity of plastic pallets over the last few years. Customers are trying them out and liking what they find. Not only are they durable and able to stand the rigours of the supply chain, they also save on space.
There are many further advantages of plastic pallet boxes that are making them an attractive alternative to wooden pallets for many... Read More »
Plastic pallet damage is bad news for your business. It means you will need to invest in new pallets, and if the products being stored on the pallets are damaged too, you could incur additional expenses. And customers will not be very happy at receiving damaged goods, so your reputation could well be on the line. In order to ensure pallets do not get damaged, whether at the loading stage or... Read More »
When purchasing plastic pallets there are a number of factors to bear in mind, as not all pallets are the same and neither are the tasks that they are expected to accomplish. Before making a purchase you want to think about the characteristics of the pallet you are considering and evaluate whether they are an effective match for the shipping task at hand.
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The market in plastic pallets is expected to grow by 7.2% during the period of 2016-2024. According to a report released by Credence Research, plastic pallet industry predictions say the market will be worth a total of $17.5 billion by the end of 2024.
This robust growth will be a result of various industries such as food, chemical, medical and manufacturing switching to plastic pallets in... Read More »
When shipping goods, they can only be as safe as the pallets that they are packed in for protection. The risks of purchasing cheap plastic pallets can include exposing your shipments to the dangers of spoilage or damage, all of which could be avoided when selecting a better-quality pallet or one that is better matched to the job.
Not All Pallets Are Created Equal
A strong pallet that provides a... Read More »