TOOLS

DIFFERENT TYPES OF PALLETS

  • PALLETS 1
    WOOD | Soft Wood

    A) Block Pallets: Stronger construction allowing for lifting from all four sides
    B) Stringer Pallets: Simpler construction, with lifting access from two sides only

    ADVANTAGES
    Inexpensive.
    Often expendable.
    Easy to make diferente sizes.
    Easy to prototype.
    Esy to repair.

    DISADVANTAGES
    Requires fumigation.
    Susceptable to splintering.
    Requires fasteners.
    Not always automation friendly.
  • PALLETS 2
    COMPOSITE WOOD | Plywood, particle board, laminated venner wood

    ADVANTAGES
    Smooth deck.
    Pest free.
    Easy to prototype.
    Generally cheaper than plastic or metal.

    DISADVANTAGES
    Cost more than wood.
    Difficult to repair.
    Less weather resistant than plastic or metal.
    Requires fasteners.
  • PALLETS 3
    PLASTIC | HDPE, PP & PVC

    ADVANTAGES
    Strong.
    Easy to clean.
    Often stackable / nestable.
    Can be coloured and branded.

    DISADVANTAGES
    Expensive.
    Heat and cold effect.
    Strength.
    Difficult / expensive to prototype.
  • PALLETS 4
    ALUMINIUM

    ADVANTAGES
    Stronger than wood or plastic.
    Lighter than steel.
    Resists the elements.
    Does not corrode.
    Easy to clean.

    DISADVANTAGES
    High initial cost.
  • PALLETS 5
    STEEL | Mild or Stainless

    ADVANTAGES
    Easy to make diferente sizes.
    Ideal for heavy cargo.
    Stainless steel does not corrode.
    High stacking applications.

    DISADVANTAGES
    Heavy, adding to freight cost.
    More expensive than wood.
  • PALLETE 6
    PAPER | Honeycomb, corrugated, solid fibreboard or moulded pulp

    ADVANTAGES
    Surprisingly strong and lightweight.
    Recyclable.
    Meets IPPC requirments.
    Environmentally friendly.

    DISADVANTAGES
    Susceptable to moisture.
    Costs more than wood.
    Lacks stiffness corrpared to most other pallet materials.