In our last post about trending plastic pallet sizes, we reviewed the recent trends of small, square, and half plastic pallets. In part two, let's look at some trending solutions for custom plastic pallets.
If you need a specific size wood pallet, you can custom design and manufacture a pallet in small or large lots to the exact size that is required. But with plastic, each specific size generally requires a new tool to be manufactured to mold that size. This process requires time, volume and a substantial financial investment in order to create a new size. If you don’t have any of these to justify a new mold, you may have to get creative.
As plastic pallet use continues to increase, the standard pallet size of 48x40 remains the most popular for both closed loop and single use shipping applications. But, with the increase in demand for plastic comes the increase in demand for additional plastic pallet sizes.
Here are some of the trending plastic pallet solutions that we have seen recently:
Are published load ratings accurate?
Recently the Nelson Technical Center compared two 48”x 40”plastic pallets for a racking application. The pallets needed to support a plastic film roll, weighing 1000 pounds and banded to the pallet horizontally, in open span racking.
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