Wooden pallets can be found in various designs. In general, expendable wooden pallets are used for heavier products in a one-way flow.
Wood has been the primary material of choice for pallets used to transport goods for decades now, namely based on the fact that it is strong, cost effective and readily available. Wooden pallets can also be used to export shipments if they are heat treated according to ISPM 15, making them an invaluable commodity in the international shipping industry.
Pallets can come in many sizes and configurations, with the two major categories being stringer and block pallets. The regularity of these types depend by region and also by the type of product they are carrying. When it comes to wooden pallets, soft woods can be used as low cost, one-way options where hardwood pallets are often more expensive and used for returnable flows.
Presswood pallets are molded in one solid piece from dried wood fibers. The manufacturing process takes place under high temperature and pressure which burns out all infestation and eliminates the need for costly fumigation or heat treatment of wood.
Corrugated pallets are seen as a lightweight, recyclable alternative suitable for export packaging
Plastic pallets exist as a stable and safe solution that can be used as returnable solutions. They are easy to clean and maintain between uses and easily resist humidity and corrosion, all while providing a high loading capacity on an anti-slip surface.
Steel pallets are a very strong, sturdy pallets that can be used as returnable solutions. Due to the strength of the material, steel pallets can endure very heavy loads and be used in many cycles of a returnable flow.
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