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The advantages of plastic pallets

The advantages of plastic pallets

Financial benefits

Our plastic pallets are characterized by impressive durability and thus achieve a very high number of cycles in distribution. Compared to the service life and susceptibility to damage of other pallets, our plastic pallets therefore offer a decisive cost advantage. The low weight of our export pallets leads to lower transport costs. This is an important factor, especially in air freight. Our nestable light-pallets  and export pallets take up less floor space during empty transport and in the warehouse.

Export advantages

They meet even the strictest export requirements: e.g. for the USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and China. Special pest control treatments are not necessary. For wooden pallets, however, expensive special treatment (Sirex / fumigation) and appropriate labeling on the pallet is required. Bureaucratic paperwork and labeling effort on the pallet are eliminated. No ISPM15-compliant treatments and labeling or official phytosanitary certificates are required. There are very inexpensive plastic regenerate pallets that are priced similarly to a wooden pallet


Plastic pallets are also:

More durable

Plastic pallets have a much longer lifespan because they are weather-resistant. Mass, weight and shape remain unchanged at all times (unless overloaded!). For example, the H1 hygienic pallet range with the well-known red EHI symbol is still fully operational even after more than 10 years of tough practical use in the meat industry. Especially in internal or closed circuits or in the pallet pool, the advantages of the high-quality plastic pallet with regard to durability are fully realized.

More reliable

The load-bearing capacity of a new wooden pallet is quite comparable to the load-bearing capacity of a good plastic pallet. Resilience becomes problematic with wooden pallets that have been in circulation for a long time or have been damaged. And that can be the case quickly: the wooden pallet absorbs moisture or moisture, splinters, may rot and generally loses quality. This can hardly be avoided since wooden pallets also come into contact with moisture due to the weather. These are some shortcomings that quickly make the wooden pallet an unreliable and unsafe load carrier.

maintenance-free

 
A high quality plastic pallet is maintenance and repair free

Compatible

In contrast to plastic pallets, wood is not compatible with sensitive products

Hygienic

Plastic pallets can be cleaned easily, quickly and thoroughly. Cleanliness or hygiene is not a requirement exclusive to the food and pharmaceutical industries. In many branches and industries such as electronics or automotive supply industry there are requirements such as cleanliness, freedom from dust, etc. These requirements not only require certain properties of the load carrier, but also a guaranteed, constant quality standard. And this cannot be met to the same extent as wooden pallets as plastic pallets can.

Easier on one's health

Since plastic pallets are lighter than the variants made of wood and metal, you protect the health of your employees (e.g. back problems). Particularly in areas of application in which empty pallets have to be moved and stacked by hand, this means a considerable relief for the staff. In addition, a very big advantage for companies with a high proportion of women amongst its employees.

Less dangerous to handle

Less downtime and accident reports as there are no splinters or protruding nails

More adaptable

Plastic pallets offer specific and efficient solutions for the respective area of ​​application. High-quality plastic pallets can be changed specifically. By adding additives, for example, conductivity, UV compatibility or material strength, temperature resistance can be significantly influenced. The plastic pallet can also be produced in different colors.

Easier to print and label:

Specification of company name, company logo and company color. Shipment tracking: through the integrated use of radio frequency identification technology (RFID).

Sustainable

Sustainability plays a very important role today. Contrary to what you might think, plastic pallets nowadays achieve better results from an ecological point of view than their counterparts made of wood or metal. Plastic pallets have a longer useful life than wooden pallets. This means that they have to be replaced less frequently, and the longer service life means that less transport is required to deliver new pallets. In addition, the weight of the plastic pallets is lower than that of the wooden pallets. This means that CO2 emissions are reduced during transport. Plastic pallets are often made from recycled materials. In turn, they are also 100 percent recyclable: a win-win situation.