Want to learn about plastic pallets fast? This quick video will get you up-to-speed on everything from styles and materials to the safety and money-saving benefits of using plastic pallets.
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Not to be confused with the 2009 film staring Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin (with some scene-stealing support from Steve Martin and John Krasinski) "It's Complicated" is the best way to describe how commodity plastic resin is priced in the marketplace.
If you purchase plastic pallets, you have likely experienced this pricing volatility first hand.
The question I get most often from customers wanting to buy plastic pallets is, "how many fit on a truck?"
Seems like a straightforward question, right? Well, if we're talking about standard 48x40 plastic pallets, I can tell you that we've got 26 to 30 skid spots to work with on a typical 53' dry van tractor trailer. Next comes some basic math (and maybe a tape measure). Most times we can come up with a solid count. Every once in a while we run up against an exception - usually because of a change in the truck scheduled to pick up the load.
Yes, you read that right. Plastic CP9 chemical pallets are available for quick delivery.
Just recently, ten (10) truckloads of these brand new CP9 plastic pallets were successfully placed in the polymers and additives sector. A great choice for any industry, these 45x45 pallets are now stocked in our Columbus, Ohio and Memphis, Tennessee warehouses.
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.
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