Pallets – Best Way To Handle Your Storage Efficiencies

Pallets are very popular in most of the logistics and supply chain management sectors, as they are easy platforms to store small and heavy items. Wooden and plastic pallets are easy to transport and so they are carried on boards for long distance naval transportation and overhaul of bulk items also. 

  • The pallet is a structure which is flat and is used as a base for the manual or automated handling in the supply chain of goods.
  •  It is used to transport, store and protect goods in supply chain in the process of being handled by materials like conveyors, pallet jacks or forklifts, stored in bulk storage or racking, or even transported in vehicles for transport.
  •  This is the base for the load of the unit including goods and pallets stacked on top of it, which is secured by shrink wrap, which is adjusted with the help of non-chemical adhesives and pallet collars.  

What are the different types of pallets available in the market? 

There are pallets made of different materials and hiving some information about these can help you choose the one which is apt for your requirement.

1. Aluminium and Metal Pallets:

Metal pallets made of steel or aluminium is apt for the transportation of goods which are on the heavier side, at sea-storage, air freight and outdoor storage on a long term. Aluminium pallets are tensile, and they do not react to external moisture accumulation, weather fluctuations and also do not have any effect from chemical or food spillage. So they are widely used in catering and food industries, to store bulk items.  You also find these pallets are free of any type of insects or bugs. These work out recyclable and do not splinter like the wooden pallets. There is no additional transportation cost, as these are light-weight.  

2. Light Plywood Pallets:

The above pallets seem to be apt for holding medium or light weight products which require a durable and strong option for packaging. Though the weight of these pallets is not much, they tend to be quite strong. Due to the fact that these pallets are lightweight they seem apt for shipping and transportation. The surface of these pallets is smooth and there is hardly any moisture absorption. These can be chosen for layer stacking or rack stacking.

3. Wooden Pallets:

Wooden pallets are found in multiple designs and are generally used for a one-way flow for heavier products.  Being durable and strong, these pallets work well for storage in racks. Wooden pallets are more used as export pallets, as they do not cause fire hazards, they are non-toxic, and they have a wide resale value if you want to sell them after they have been used. The materials for these pallets can be collected from materials which are re-cycled. To add to this, these pallets can be re-cycled into paper and mulch. They can be easy to construct and have a friction on the higher side as compared to materials like metal and plastic.

4. Plastic Pallets:

Plastic pallets are safe and stable option for packaging in most of the transport applications. As these do not require much maintenance they can be re-used a number of times. These pallets have a capacity of high-loading besides the surface being anti-slip. They are resistant to corrosion and humidity and also, to shock and stress. Plastic pallets are light weight and they are available in different colors and shapes. They are not too costly.  They can be re-used and have a life span of almost 10 years. Handling these pallets works out safer as there is no usage of nails, splinters and screws.

Removing any existing bacteria is easy in these pallets as you are able to hot wash, chemically sanitize or steam them. With the above mentioned benefits of the different pallets it gets easier to opt for the one which meets your requirement. So if you want to buy superior quality’s pallets then please keep in touch with us here today! 

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