Don't worry. You haven't done anything wrong. Not yet, at least.
I know, I know. You're in a hurry and don't really want to talk about hygiene and plastic pallets, but hear me out. Choosing the wrong pallet could wind up costing you - in time, money, or something worse.
What are Hygienic Plastic Pallets?
If you're reading this, someone has probably asked you to source hygienic plastic pallets. What does that even mean? To Tell the Truth (see what I did there?) I don't know. Well, I don't know until we talk.
You see, hygienic has no official meaning. It's similar to finding "natural flavors" stamped on that bag of chips you may have snacked on earlier today. Yeah, me too. Point is, you don't know how (or even if) your definition of hygienic benefits the application unless you verify it aligns with your goals. When it comes to pallets, hygienic is often associated with higher cost, but not always. I'll explain.
Here are three common goals for choosing hygienic plastic pallets:
Which Hygienic Plastic Pallet is Right for you?
Now you understand why it is important to talk with a pallet professional when selecting the right hygienic plastic pallet. In addition to the goals above, there are many more requirements to think about. For example, the world is currently focused on the race for a COVID-19 vaccine. Not only are we talking clean, but many of these vaccines will require plastic freezer pallets capable of handling near freezing or sub-zero temps. And, many of these vaccines will need to ship on Euro plastic pallets. On the other side of the temperature spectrum, some Pharma applications need FM approved fire retardant plastic pallets that meet decaBDE-free standards. What additional environmental requirements does your application have?
I've done all the talking and now it is your turn. Get in touch or tell us about your environment and goals in the comments below. We'll match you with the right hygienic plastic pallet for the job.
Post by: Mike Cunneen, Director of Sales & Marketing
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