Plastic lumber offers captive pallets a new future.
Captive pallets are designed to save money by being reusable. Plastic lumber is repairable and durable. Plus, it can be custom made to fit your specific requirements. Sounds pretty good so far. But will it work for you?
Below we explore the benefits and drawbacks to plastic lumber pallets.
Comparison to Traditional Wooden and Plastic Pallets
Captive pallets are pallets designed to last in a warehouse environment for repetitive use. Both traditional wooden pallets and plastic pallets are used in these applications.
Is Plastic Lumber Right for You?
The biggest advantage of a plastic lumber captive pallet is custom design. Custom designs are often worth looking at because they can uncover hidden savings.
A design team is critical to the this process. In addition to drafting a new design, the team reviews all supply chain systems to make sure the pallet will work with all material handling equipment. Utilizing a service such as the Nelson Tech Center provides expertise for reducing total cost of ownership and improved sustainability.
Here are some pros and cons to consider:
Benefits of Plastic Lumber Board
Drawbacks of Plastic Lumber Board
Captive pallets have undergone many changes in the last 50 years - especially with the introduction of plastic pallets. While plastic pallets do not fit every need, the introduction of plastic lumber provides a new option for a custom-sized captive pallet.
In what ways could a captive pallet made from plastic lumber work for you? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Post by: Jonathan Haynes, Regional Sales Manager
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