Why should you purchase plastic pallets? While wood pallets account for 95 percent or more of the North American market, plastic, wood composite, paper, and metal all have a role in the correct application.
Plastic is the most often utilized material for pallet construction after wood. The initial price of plastic pallets is often cited as a barrier to adoption. However, there may be significant savings associated with switching to durable plastic pallets on a per-trip basis as long as they are successfully recovered. The combination of a higher purchase price combined with supply chains where retrieval is particularly expensive or inefficient, on the other hand, might offer a significant barrier to adoption and result in an unattractively high cost per trip. When numerous stakeholders are engaged in a supply chain pallet application, having a collaborative approach to acceptance may be crucial.
Here are some of the primary advantages of using plastic pallets wholesale:
- Dimensionally consistent sizing improves performance in sophisticated material handling systems.
- There are no projecting fasteners or slivers to clog material handling systems, injure people, damaged products, or scratch store floors.
- For light-duty applications such as export pallets, low-cost variants are available. They are ISPM-15 exempt for international shipping, removing the possibility of shipments being held at international ports of entry.
- Plastic pallets do not absorb liquid and are simple to clean. Plastic pallets are becoming more popular as businesses strive to improve their food safety practices.
- Extremely long-lasting models may give a very cheap cost per trip throughout a lengthy pallet lifespan. The NLP pallet pool in Norway, for example, has a loss/replacement rate of under 0.2 percent every trip.
- DPB in the Netherlands reduced their pallet replacement rate from 25% with wood pallets to 5% yearly after switching to plastic pallets.
- When acquired from virgin material, plastic pallets might be offered in a variety of pallet colours to help in branding, control, or facility aesthetics.
- Plastic pallets built for nesting may reduce empty pallet storage in facilities and during transportation. For example, one bakery saved 253 loads of empty pallet returns every year by using one-third of the area needed by double-faced pallets.
- Pallets made of plastic might be edge-rackable or stackable.
- They do not produce wood chips, which may harm the tyres of material handling equipment and provide slip and fall risks.
- Some variants offer a significant weight advantage over other types of pallets.
- RFID tags or other IoT sensors may be inserted in plastic pallets.
- They are easily recycled in the community or when returned to pallet suppliers.
- Sellers often offer repurchase schemes for their items and may also accept plastic pallets from other vendors.
There are many varieties of plastic pallets, including:
- Pallet plastic heavy duty:
Heavy-duty pallets are precisely what the name implies. Heavy-duty pallets are built to last and are meant to be used repeatedly. These pallets are excellent all-rounders, able to tolerate regular hard usage and hence suited for various applications.
- Plastic Pallets with a Full Perimeter:
Entire perimeter plastic pallets, available on five or six runners, are ideal for racking or pool applications. They are the most popular option for pallet loops and are perfect when maximum strength is required.
- Pallets Made of Medium-Duty Plastic:
When handling and delivering moderate weight loads, medium-duty pallets are a cost-effective choice. This makes them a popular option among our clients searching for a reasonably sturdy, dependable pallet that will last an extended period.
These are some essential facts about plastic pallets.