Plastic pallet design has witnessed tremendous leaps forward in recent years. Offering a wider choice than ever, the latest plastic pallets deliver a cleaner, safer and more robust alternative to conventional wooden pallets.
• 100% consistency of size and strength
• Around 10 times greater life than wooden pallets
• Far safer handling, without cuts or splinters
• A recyclable, environmentally friendly solution
• No issues of mould growth or dust contamination
• Can be deployed in hygienic areas
• Resistant to moisture, weak acids and alkalis
• Easy to clean
• A future investment
While wooden pallets are susceptible to size and strength variation, plastic pallets ensure consistent dimensions and loading capacities because they are manufactured at high pressures in highly polished moulds.
When deployed in closed loop distribution, under normal handling and loading conditions, it’s not unusual for plastic pallets to offer a life span in excess of a decade. That is 10 times beyond the life expectancy of an equivalent wooden pallet.
Far safer handling, without cuts or splinters
Because plastic pallets are free of nails and sharp, ragged edges, handling can take place without fear of cuts or splinters.
Wooden pallets provoke questions of sustainability and the threat to forestry. This has encouraged many users to exchange traditional wooden pallets for recyclable plastic alternatives that are themselves produced from recycled materials.
Plastic pallet surfaces remain free of contaminants because there are no hidden pockets or areas where dirt and dust can accumulate. The ‘blue stain mould’ that appears commonly on new wooden pallets, especially in humid conditions, is ugly and unhygienic.
It is clearly unsuitable to expose hygienic areas and clean rooms to contamination from wooden pallets harbouring mould or dust. Our innovative Hygienic Pallets offer completely smooth, sealed surfaces, eliminating any potential for impurities to seek refuge in the structure of the pallet.
No matter how harsh the operating conditions, plastic pallets will demonstrate zero moisture absorption. Typically, polyethylene and polypropylene pallets are both immune to weak acids and alkalis.
It is possible to repeatedly steam clean or wash plastic pallets, thus eliminating any dust or spilt products that can build up on pallet surfaces over an extended timeframe.
While plastic pallets initially cost more than their wooden counterparts, in closed loop service plastic pallets are perceived as assets. As a result, their cost should be depreciated over their working life. With this in mind, based on an average, medium use plastic pallet, the weekly cost can be as low as PSTG 0.05 (US Dollars 0.07).