Although the traditional material used in pallets is wood, plastic shipping pallets provide a host of advantages over wooden pallets. They are much more durable and stronger than wood and are lightweight. Plastic shipping pallets are more cost efficient when compared to wood and are much easier to clean and keep sanitized. In addition, plastic pallets are more environmentally friendly since they are completely recyclable. They are less prone to receive damage from wind, rain and other weather related elements and are much more resistant to bacterial growth, mold, mildew and other damaging properties.
Using plastic shipping pallets can help your facility to save money. Since they are much lighter than wood, you can save money in shipping costs. You can also add bar codes or hot stamps to plastic pallets, giving you the ability to track your shipments and control your inventory costs.
Stackable plastic shipping pallets allow you to safely stack your goods on top of each other and since plastic is sturdier than wood, you can rest assured that your products will be completely safe from damage. Since they are easier to clean and sanitize, plastic shipping pallets make the perfect choice for those in the food or pharmaceutical industries.
Plastic pallets, although they may seem more expensive than traditional wood pallets, have a much longer lifespan. This makes them actually less expensive than wooden pallets over time because you can reuse them more often than wood without worries of replacements.
No matter what your current industry, plastic shipping pallets provide a much better solution to shipping and storing than wooden pallets. With less likelihood of damage, mold or mildew as well as a much longer lifespan, plastic pallets offer a cost friendly solution to constantly replacing traditional wooden pallets. They give facilities the ability to save money in a number of ways while providing more protection for products.