Wondering about the material used for manufacturing plastic pallets?
You may want to flip that question around and ask, what plastic material does my pallet application need? That's because plastic pallets can be made from a variety (and blends) of different materials to support specific environments.
Plastic pallets are built to support a wide variety of functions and environments. Each function typically relies on a specific design style to safely and efficiently get the job done.
Use the guide below to dive into an overview of styles and the duties they carry out.
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Earlier this month, the staff at Pallet Enterprise and WoodView Media Company named Nelson Company as one of their top 5 picks for best US pallet company websites for 2022. This year also marked the 20-year anniversary of our partnership with the talented web group that helps to keep us ahead of the pack.
Plastic Pallet Anatomy
The basic anatomy of a plastic pallet can be boiled down to three main parts: a top deck, the bottom support and the sides.
Easy, right? Not so fast. Plastic pallets are available in a dizzying array of styles and options designed to work with specific loads, environments and equipment. How do you choose? The guide below will help you get started.
A stunning 95% of the companies that use pallets choose wood. That's according to the 12th Annual Pallet Report released last month by Modern Materials Handling.
Now, that's not to say companies exclusively use wood. 31% of survey respondents use plastic and another 17% reported using wood composite, for example. But, clearly, pallets made from wood still hold a commanding lead for transporting goods.
(Video) Plastic Pallets 101
Want to learn about plastic pallets fast? This quick video will get you up-to-speed on everything from styles and materials to the safety and money-saving benefits of using plastic pallets.
Below the video is a brief summary of the topics we cover with timestamps for skipping to a specific section.
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