What is the single most important thing in the global economy? The Nelson Company’s answer is the
But don’t just take our word for it. Last year, Tom Vanderbilt wrote an article for Slate.com titled “The Single Most Important Object in the Global Economy, The pallet.” Mr. Vanderbilt’s article is a great explanation of the importance of the pallet.
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Green lumber is lumber that has not been heat treated or kiln dried. A green lumber pallet is a pallet built with unseasoned lumber.
The biggest indicator of green lumber is moisture content.
Typically green lumber pallet components have a moisture content above 30%. With enough time and optimum weather patterns, air drying can lower moisture content. With time and special kilns to dry it out, kiln dried lumber has a moisture content below 19%. Lower moisture content reduces the opportunity for mold growth on pallets.
Do you think your shipping process is safe from mold?
Well, consider this… there are four factors contributing to mold growth on wood pallets:
How do I protect my product during shipping? The best way is to design a packaging system to reduce the possibility of damage. Want proof?
Not long ago, a company came to Nelson Company with a costly shipping problem. Using the 6 steps outlined below, we lowered their product damage from 25% to 0%. The result was a packaging redesign that lead to a savings of over $1 million for the company!
So how can you reduce damage? Although it might sound like a simple question, there is no simple answer. But here's a hint: it all starts before you even put your product on a pallet.
Here is my list of the six ways to best protect your product during shipping.
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