There are many different industries for plastic pallets to be used in. More companies come aboard the plastic pallet movement every day, recognizing the value they provide over the long term and the unique characteristics that help with sanitization and absorption concerns.
No matter the industry, there is a plastic pallet for it. Not only are there a variety of sizes, colors, strengths, flexibility, and design. RFID tracking is also an option that many companies find appealing.
To give you an idea of how they are used, below are examples of industries that use plastic pallets as well as more general applications for their use:
Food and Beverage Industries
Plastic pallets for the food and beverage industries are easy to clean and sterilize, lightweight, durable and more reliable than wood pallets. These will not harbor mold, insects, bacteria or any other type of contaminants. Plastic pallets can help guarantee safety of the food supply.
The electronics industry requires pallets that are anti-static, another quality easily met by the plastic pallet thanks to an additive that prevents the accumulation of static charges. Also, thanks to the inherent design, there are no nails or splinters to puncture, scratch or otherwise damage products.
Plastic pallets are the perfect answer to some of the pharmaceutical industries biggest challenges. These pallets allow for easy sanitizing, are chemically inactive and cannot contaminate products stored on them. Most importantly, they meet all FDA requirements and ISPM 15 standards.
Retail stores need pallets they can depend on to be hygienic, durable and reliable. In addition, they benefit from the nestable, space-saving design, longevity, and the ability to customize them with their name or logo.
The chemical products industry loves plastic pallets for their spill-containment designs, saving storage racks and shipping containers from damage. These are made from virgin HPDE plastic resin in many different designs. There is one to suit every application.
When choosing a pallet for exporting, you’ll want to determine if the pallets will be coming back to you as part of a closed-loop supply chain. If not, you’ll want to choose a less expensive, recycled plastic pallet, while a closed-loop can use the more durable, long-lasting HDPE pallets.
The reusable pallets, though a higher cost, make up for it with a life span up to 10-years or 250 trips and the durability to stand up to a lot of abuse. In addition, being nestable, they can save space on return shipments and weigh less, reducing freight costs. You can ship up to 300 percent more empty pallets in one return shipment!
Plastic pallets are the perfect choice for store displays. There are sizes available designed specifically for end cap and in-aisle displays. They are more attractive than wood pallets and they reduce risk of damaging the product. There are no splinters or nails to injure shoppers should they accidentally stub a toe against it.
The lightest of plastic pallets are very popular for airfreight shipping. At roughly 27 percent lighter than their wood counterparts, they are a big money saver. Though lighter, they can still handle a lot of weight and are very durable.
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