Here are some of the trending plastic pallet solutions that we have seen recently:
Manufacturers of smaller items such as small wire coils or a singular small box have been using our 200 ACM plastic pallet, which is a 32”x24” nestable pallet. This pallet is actually called a Euro Half Pallet as it is used in retail delivery applications in Europe. It has become so popular for shipments in the US, we are now bringing this pallet over in containers and stocking them at our warehouses around the country.
Square pallets such as 43x43 are able to cube out a shipping container for maximum usage of space. There is currently a good supply of used 43x43 square pallets coming into the US under loads from the Far East. The Nelson Company acquires used square pallets, sorts, cleans and then resells them at a substantial savings for our customers while avoiding the landfill. Any scrap will be reground for raw material.
Many major retailers have now started requiring plastic pallets for use with in-store aisle displays. The least expensive solution is to cut our 48x40 nestable pallet in half to make a 48”x20 or 40”x24” pallet for this application.
Keep an eye out for part two of this entry which will feature trending solutions for custom plastic pallets.
Post by: Mike Simon, Midwest Sales Executive