Cheap Pallets - Trick or Treat?
Which will cost you less... a pallet for $8 or one that costs $12?
You're probably wondering if this is a trick question. If we're talking "total cost" per unit load, the correct answer just may be the $12 pallet. Allow us to explain:
Theoretical Unit Load A (Value Pallet)
A common unit load of corrugated boxes stretch wrapped to an inexpensive pallet:
Pack Expo Las Vegas was a record-breaking show that was attended by over 27,500 packaging professionals. The Nelson Company was one of over 1,750 exhibitors participating at The Pack Expo Show from September 25-27, 2013.
The show was very productive with more booth traffic and new opportunities than we have seen in years. Most visitors were looking for help with:
So... is "just a little" mold ever OK?
Well, the answer depends on the pallet application and the customer preferences.
The Nelson Company's very own Technical Director John Clarke landed the front page article in the September issue of ISTA Views Magazine.
The article features the paper that John presented at ISTA's TransPack Forum in March, "Pallets 103: Pallets & Material Handling Equipment".
Here is the abstract of John's presentation.
Pallets, Packaging and Material Handling Equipment are best designed as a System for Lower Cost Packaging Systems. This presentation reviews Pallet and Material Handling Equipment Interactions and how to improve Pallet Performance and Reduce Pallet Costs.
To view John's complete paper and the online magazine please click here.
Keep up the good work John!
Post by: Kaitlin Manning, Creative Director
Have you ever considered how much packaging waste there is in the world?
Most of us enjoy unwrapping packages. We rip through plastic, tape and corrugated box until we reach the prize inside. No matter the number of packages you open, I am sure you have noticed there is a lot of waste left behind.
So how can shippers address the issue of packaging waste? I am glad you asked.
Consider these 5 options:
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