Plastic Pallets – Why You Benefit
The low cost has favored wood as the primary material for making pallets, but plastic pallets are now in the fast lane to take over this role. When it comes to handling hazardous materials and oil-based liquids, plastic pallets predominate Here's why:
The ability to withstand the effects of a fall is by far the greatest. These effects include increased resistance to weathering, corrosion as well as attack by insects.
Plastic pallets have a longer lifespan than wood, are stronger and more environmentally friendly.
They are also easy to clean as they can get wet without the fear of rotting.
– Rain and corrosion resistant – unlike metal pallets..
– Plastic pallets are stackable. And with the utmost precision with which they are manufactured, they are easily placed in various racking arrangements, one on top of the other.
And since they can get wet without fear of rotting, these state-of-the-art pallets are easy to clean. Many countries and firms demand that pallets undergo cleaning or sterilization before each use. Plastic adheres very easily and without any side effects by this process.
Unlike wood, plastic does not retain the odor of the material being shipped. This makes them ideal for food or other scented items. In closed loop shipping systems where pallets are returned to the shipper, plastic is becoming more common because its durability exceeds the initial cost.
These very contemporary pallets can be easily outfitted with RFID chips, the latest technology in inventory tracking. They can also be scanned with a bar code to comply with current tracking methods. Overall, if you are not using plastic yet, your business could be losing money!