Why is Mold Growing on my Pallet?
Your pallets look clean, your production facility is exemplary, yet once you put your product on the pallet and stretch wrap the unit load, mold starts to appear!
What's to blame and how can I avoid this from happening?
The Hunt for Mold
Don't feel bad, people in production facilities all over the world find themselves asking the same questions throughout the year. To find the answer, we'll address 4 variables for the unit load pictured above.
Well there you have it. It's not one thing causing the mold but instead, it's a combination of 3 or 4 things.
What Happens Now?
In some situations, it may be possible to save your moldy wood pallets. Other times conditions simply don't make for a fair fight. In this particular case (pictured), the facility immediately opted to switch over to plastic pallets to avoid sending mold-damaged product to customers.
Have you experienced similar mold issues on pallets? Tell us what did you do to fix the problem or ask for expert advice in the comments below.
Post by: Mike Cunneen, Director of Sales & Marketing
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