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Avoiding Pallet Logistics Problems

December 11, 2020

Pallets are widely used by many different industries since every company requires quality pallets. From storage in a warehouse to transportation, pallets are a critical element in the process in every warehouse, delivery truck and cargo ship.

Wooden pallets are one of the most common types of pallets used in Australia. While quality timber pallets are popular, they still have some weaknesses where other kinds of pallets like plastic pallets would do a better job.

With the recent environmental concerns about the usage of wood for pallet production and whether or not they are being recycled has been a growing debate as well. Many businesses are also more concerned now than ever about the use of wood pallets due to the risk of infection they could carry.

 

Potential Issues with Wooden Pallets

Environmental-
Recycling and how the pallets are disposed of if deemed not repairable.

Hygiene-
Especially in summer due to the many illnesses which people could encounter because of tampered food items.

Safety-
Some treated timber pallets have been chemically treated using formaldehyde which is a potential carcinogen. This allows the pallet to become ISPM15 certified.

 

Benefits of Plastic Pallets

Using plastic pallets solves many issues with wooden pallets, especially when food safety is a concern. Plastic materials do not require heat or chemical treatment.

They are also 100% recyclable.

If you are looking to buy plastic pallets in Sydney, talk to our team today.

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