Selecting A Plastic Pallet or Plastic Box
|Plastic Pallets||Pallet Boxes||Small Containers|
This is the capacity that the pallet is capable of holding when it’s stored on the floor or stacked.
|Up to 10,000kg||Up to 7,000kg (max. stack load)||Up to 500kg (max. stack load)|
This refers to the maximum weight that can be accommodated when a pallet is lifted with a hand jack or forklift.
|Up to 2,000kg||Up to 1,000kg||Up to 50kg|
This level refers to the maximum weight that a pallet can hold when it’s used in a racking system and there is no support below the pallet’s centre.
|Up to 2,000kg||Up to 1,000kg||N/A|
The type of plastic pallet, pallet box or container available.
|Nestable, Display, Medium duty, Heavy duty, Hygienic, Non-perimeter (three runners), Full perimeter (five or six runners)||Rigid
|Colour||Black and grey,
|Black and grey, blue, red, green, yellow, white, beige*||Black and grey, blue, red, green, yellow, white, beige*|
|Pallet Deck or Box Structure Type
Open deck allows for better drainage and airflow.<br/ > Closed deck are easier to clean and are normally more hygienic.
|Solid or perforated||Solid or perforated|
Most plastic pallets come with 6mm high lips but these are often an additional extra.
Standard 6mm high
22mm lips available on automotive pallet
|HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)
PP is a plastic material known as polypropylene. PP is more flexible and durable. PP boasts a higher tolerance to heat, meaning it can be heated up to 90°C without causing any problems or changes to its structure
PE produces a stiff finish ideal if you want to create pallets that are strong and not liable to bending.
|Recycled and virgin:
|Recycled and virgin:
Loading capacities and performance can be affected by different operating temperatures due to the properties of the different plastics.
|HDPE (and PE): -30°C to +40°C
Can be cleaned at up to +80°C
PP: -20°C to +60°C
PO: must be kept dry
Some circumstances may require anti-slip surfaces.
|Optional addition on some pallets||N/A||N/A|
Plastic Pallets offer a whole host of optional extras and additions.
Optional pallet lips
|Screen and Hot Die Printing
|Screen and Hot Die printing