Everything from raw materials to finished goods are sitting on pallets in warehouses around the world just waiting for their next move.
How they're sitting and where they're going are both important details for choosing the right plastic warehouse pallet. Let's take a look at some questions that will help point you in the right direction.
What are Warehouse Pallets?
In broad terms, plastic warehouse pallets are strong enough to carry the designated load and rugged enough to keep up with repeated use and hard knocks by forklifts, pallet jacks and other material handling equipment. Now let's get into some of the finer details for choosing warehouse pallets.
Don't Forget the Load
Your pallet load is especially important and this is where plastic pallet material choices come further into play. How much does the load weigh? Is it evenly distributed? Is the pallet material stiff enough if you're racking? Strong enough if you're stacking? Is your load boxed, bagged or something else? Does your load include food or Pharma ingredients? (You may need a virgin plastic for direct contact.) Overwhelmed? Don't worry. Your pallet professional will help you answer these questions and more to fit your application with the right warehouse pallet.
Are you using plastic pallets in your warehouse? Tell us how you're using them or ask questions in the comments below.
Post by: Mike Cunneen, Director of Sales & Marketing
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