Pallets play a vital role in the movement and storage of goods and, today, sustainability considerations are a major factor in determining the material used in the manufacture of pallets.
By Quade Corder: CHEP Executive Manager – Quality, OHSE & Sustainability
If you were asked what the best mode of transport is – a ship or an aeroplane – what would you answer? Perhaps with “it depends” or another question “what are you transporting and for what purpose?”.
The same can be said if one asked a supply chain professional which pallet type is better – aplastic pallet or a wooden pallet. One would probably receive a similar answer to the question about transport: “it depends” or “what are you palletising and for what purpose?”.
Much has been documented on these two types of pallet materials and their effectiveness in the supply chain from a cost, performance, functionality and sustainability point of view.
The wooden pallet has been the distribution platform of choice for many years, largely due to its standard configuration, easy replacement of parts, durability and strength, good sustainability credentials, cost sensibility, re-use…
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