Choosing a pallet fastener can be a delicate balancing act. Ideally, you want to land somewhere between a lower price-per-pallet and a fit secure enough to safely do the job.
Let's first look at nails. They're commonplace and often the fastener of choice. Why? Well, nails tend to flex with the wood and help maintain strength. Nails are usually cheaper. But, nails can also fail - especially if a lot of vertical force is expected on the load. We're talking product loss or handler injury. Yikes. So... are screws better? Sometimes, yes.
When it comes to moving product, manufacturers are in a pickle. Pallets are in short supply. Prices are up. Packaging of every kind is being impacted by current market conditions.
Reverse distribution can help by keeping you in a consistent supply of all packaging assets. Find out if it will work for you.
You love the sofa on the floor at Pickering and Clydesdale Furniture Emporium so you plunk down your credit card to make the purchase. Nine months? Nine months??? That's an entire school year. Think about that. A kid meeting his new teacher today may be starting summer vacation before you're sinking into that comfy new couch.
Welcome to the post COVID-19 supply chain nightmare.
Every so often a speciality pallet is the right choice for the job.
Sure, we can say most plastic designs are strong. They're resistant to moisture and less likely to harbor smells or mold. Those are generally fine specs for nearly all applications. But in stricter circumstances, we sometimes need to consider how the pallet is engineered. Let's find out why and when that matters.
Everything from raw materials to finished goods are sitting on pallets in warehouses around the world just waiting for their next move.
How they're sitting and where they're going are both important details for choosing the right plastic warehouse pallet. Let's take a look at some questions that will help point you in the right direction.
If you’ve been trying to source plastic pallets in 2021, you already know it ain’t pretty. The reality right now is that prices are on a steep trajectory. And, it may be some time yet before we see any relief.
What gives? If you’re pointing the finger at COVID-19 (and who isn't), you’re part way there. Let's take a look at more factors contributing to this chaotic ride.
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