When deciding on which pallet to use for your good’s transportation, it can become overwhelming trying to decide which pallet will best suit your product’s circumstance. In this short article, we go through three types of pallets, their advantages and disadvantages, to allow you to be able to make the right decision on which one will best suit the transportation of your product.
Wooden pallets, plastic pallets and cardboard pallets all provide benefits in their own way, although, it’s important to be mindful of your specific product and the disadvantages that a certain type of pallet may have on your good.
1. Wooden Pallets
|Cheap||Ability to be susceptible to bacteria|
|Strong||Able to develop fungus if the pallet is kept damp for long periods of time|
|Versatile||Heavier than plastic or cardboard pallets|
|Often reliable||More difficult to clean and keep sanitary|
|Easily accessible||Can be more hazardous to handle (i.e screws & nails)|
|In case of damage, can be easily repaired||Requires more maintenance than the other types of pallets|
2. Plastic Pallets
|Recyclable||Difficult to repair|
|Longer life-span||When burned, plastic pallets release toxic gases|
|Unaffected by different weather conditions|
|Easily stored and stacked|
3. Cardboard Pallets
|Strong||May arrive deformed if exposed to large amounts of pressure|
|Lightweight, easy for packing and unloading||Not weather safe|
|Easily destroyed and recyclable||Not ideal for packing heavy weight products|
|Affordable||Not very durable, and is best for one-time use only|
|Higher capability for implementing design (e.g. for branding)|
For more information, get in touch with the CMTP team today to discuss which pallet would best suit your product or good.