The pallet, typically a form of tertiary packaging, is a flat structure used as a base for the unitization of goods in the supply chain. Pallets are used to stack, store, protect, and transport materials in the course of being handled by materials handling equipment such as forklifts, pallet jacks or conveyors, being stored in racking or bulk storage or being positioned in transport vehicles.
Expendable pallets are usually combined with an outer wooden packaging shell, however they can also be used separately with plastic wrap to secure the goods. EPACK offers common industry pallets packaging such as wood, steel and plastic. The lightweight pallet is made with a plywood top and galvanized steel cans that serve the role of the blocks on the pallet.
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Pallets are manufactured from a variety of materials. The wood pallet dominates the marketplace, providing an excellent value regarding price and performance. Wood is a stiff material, inexpensive, and easily fabricated into various sizes as required. Pallets manufactured from other materials also play important roles.
Plastic pallets are prized for several reasons, including durability, ease of cleaning and other benefits. Wood composite pallets are providing a stiff, competitively priced product which can be readily recycled, and which are typically nestable to improve cube utilization in transport and storage. Metal pallets also have a presence, especially in applications where pallet strength and durability are requirements.
Pallet style relates to features such as a single or double face (single or both top and bottom deck), and whether a pallet is reversible (either side can be used for the top deck) or non-reversible (having top and bottom deck but only one intended for use as a top deck). Various bottom deck configurations are also considerations in pallet style. A single faced pallet is also commonly called a skid.