CP pallets are available in nine standard designs manufactured in metric dimensions. You can easily identify these chemical pallets by one of the CP designations (CP1 thru CP9) stamped on the pallet.
In this post, we'll take a closer look at three CP pallets popular in the US and examine why these block style pallets originally designed for the chemical industry are becoming more common when shipping products into our global economy.
Wood is our most common material for building pallets because it is strong and durable. To make sure your pallets avoid rot and stay this way, proper storage is essential. First, consider how long you will be storing pallets made from wood.
For short-term storage of a few months or less (most pallets out there), the effects of outdoor storage such as moisture, sun, snow, etc. will usually not have an adverse effect on wooden pallet performance. But, long-term storage under poor conditions can lead to pallets that "look" bad, grow mold and can even become rotten and unsuitable for use.
Are you looking for plastic pallets for sale but don't know where to start?
You're not alone. There are hundreds of plastic pallet designs available. Overwhelming, right? Well, we're just getting started. To add to the confusion, many plastic pallets look nearly identical. Costs can vary considerably too. But, don't give up just yet. Answer a few questions and you'll quickly narrow down your choices. Ready? Get started below.
These two plastic pallets may look similar, but they perform differently.
Pallet containers play a pretty important role in the processing of citrus.
Florida citrus is bigger than most of us think. Did you know that the sunshine state provides 80% of America's orange juice? Drive down a Florida highway and there's a good chance you'll see a truck stacked with crates of hand-picked oranges. Filled with juicing favorites like the Valencia, these plastic harvest bins are likely on their way to the processing facility.
It has been a tough but successful year and you have decided to take the wife and kids to Disneyland. Yes, the original one in California. You're packing the kids into the hotel and you see this big sign next to the door that says something about the premises containing chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects.
WHAT???? Gloria! Grab the kids! We are outta here!
With Earth Day right around the corner, let's take a closer look at how pallets made from post-consumer material fit into the EPA's guidelines for making environmentally-conscious purchasing decisions. And, how things aren't always as they first appear.
If you're old enough to remember the 80s, you may recall that's when recycling became the next big thing. Here we are almost 40 years later, and although recycling continues to be an important part of the environmentally preferable hierarchy, we have learned a lot about what recycling can and cannot do.
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