Advantages of Plastic Pallet Boxes
06 Aug 2018
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 customers. Here are a few of those advantages so you can see why so many customers are now choosing them.
Safeguarding the Environment
It may seem strange that a plastic product can be good for the environment, but pallets are a special case. One of the main advantages of plastic pallet boxes is that they are designed to be used over and over again. Contrast this with wood, cardboard or metal pallets, which are discarded after one use. This creates a lot of waste and is harmful to the environment. When you finally have to dispose of a plastic pallet, it is 100 percent recyclable, which also makes sense financially.
Ease of Transport
Another of the key advantages of plastic pallet boxes is that they are specifically designed for transporting particular goods. This makes them very good at preventing damage to consignments and maintaining quality.
When it comes to moving them around, they are very well designed. There are fork entries in the pallet box, so they are superbly easy to load and unload safely.
Durability and Maintenance-Free
No one has the time or money to spend on maintaining pallets, so plastic is the ideal material. It does not scratch or break easily. It is non-absorbent, and this makes it very easy to keep clean. All you have to do is spray it with water and let it dry naturally.
The high-density polyethylene used to make pallet boxes is very resistant to damage and weather and does not break down. This means that the pallets can be used many times before they are replaced.
Cleanliness and Hygiene
Some industries have exacting hygiene standards, and the food and pharmaceutical industries are typical examples. Plastic pallet boxes can be used for the hygienic transport of foods such as fruits and vegetables.
One of the main advantages of plastic pallet boxes is that they do not rust and do not attract microorganisms or parasites, which makes them the ideal hygienic choice. They are much less likely to contaminate the consignment.
Take Up Little Space
Space can be at a premium in the supply chain, and plastic pallet boxes can be tightly stacked, which saves room on storage and transport. This has the effect of lowering transportation costs, yet the product quality is maintained.
Safe to Use
One of the problems with wooden pallets is that they can have nails which protrude and cause injuries. They can also cause splinters and have sharp edges that can cause cuts.
Plastic pallet boxes have been ergonomically designed. They are easier for operatives to move around and therefore comply with manual handling guidelines. When they are being stacked or loaded, they are less likely to cause injury.
We all know that improved safety is accompanied by increased productivity, so they can save you money as well.