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Because of the ubiquity of wooden pallets, often clients and those interested in purchasing a plastic pallet, have reasonable questions surrounding the product.
These frequently asked questions are usually to do with what the benefits and different aspects of plastic pallets are, as well as why a plastic pallet might be the right choice for them and their firm.
The following are some answers to common questions that are asked about Eco Pallets products.
Eco Pallets FAQ
There are many components to what makes Eco Pallets a useful product. Here are a few frequently asked questions that can be used to develop a greater understanding of how and why they are a superior option.
What is a plastic pallet?
Plastic pallets are a structure designed for front loaders such as forklifts and jacks. For handling and shipping goods, plastic pallets are a safer and longer lasting option compared to wood pallets.
What is the lowest temperature I can store my Eco Pallets pallet at?
Many industries, such as pharmaceuticals and food, require pallets to be temporarily, or permanently stored within a fridge or freezer. Our plastic pallets are therefore ideal, as they can be comfortably stored to a temperature of minus 30.
The Eco Pallets ECO-1165HS model is ideal for those who wish to maintain the highest of industry standards. The blue colour ensures that if, under unusual circumstances, an accident were to result in any piece of the plastic coming away from the pallet it would be identifiable immediately. View our Heavy Duty Plastic Pallets Series to view these and more.
What is the life cycle of an Eco Pallets pallet?
The exact life cycle of an our pallets isn’t immediately easy to quantify, as they are of such a high standard, but they frequently last upwards of five years – although they can last much more.
This is because Eco Pallets products are made to last longer than wooden pallets. The plastic they are composed of is biodegradable and has a superior strength and consistency – a result of the high-tec moulding process. As well as being durable, the product is lightweight, weighing 20 – 30 kg less than a wooden pallet.
Are plastic pallets safer?
Wooden pallets can often be made with up to nine different pieces, where most Eco Pallets products are one piece, which guarantees their superior durability as well as safety. Our pallets can hold up to six tonnes on the rack, and up to two tonnes off the rack – both a very high standard.
While some of the pallets are welded, there is never any glue or nails used. By being completely free of nails and splinters, you can be confident in the safety of your staff during handling.
What are the main benefits to owning an Eco Pallets product?
There are many benefits to owning a plastic pallet, from savings to sustainability. For more information on how Eco Pallets can help your company maintain the highest standards, from production to delivery, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.
Why choose plastic pallets?
Plastic pallets have many advantages. For one, they’re significantly lighter than wooden pallets, by up to 30 kilograms. This means that your company will be saving on shipping when you take into account the reduced weight, even though the initial cost is higher that of a wooden pallet.
Plastic pallets are an investment for the future when the longer life span is taken into context, with wooden pallets costing the operator around $10 a week to hire, compared with plastic pallets costing around $0.06. Additionally, plastic pallets are biodegradable as well as able to be repurposed as storage, further prolonging their life.
In a closed loop distribution scenario, an Eco Pallets plastic pallet can last up to 10 years, depending on the operator’s needs and usage. As you are in control of when you retire your pallet, and how you recycle or repurpose, you wont have to pay for broken pallets such as the case when hiring and using wooden pallets.
Learn more: Plastic vs Wood Pallets
How do I clean my plastic pallets?
Pallets that are made out of polyethylene and polypropylene will not absorb moisture and are usually unaffected by weak acids and alkalis, which makes them more hygienic and safer to use than wooden pallets.
Steam cleaning is the most common way to effectively remove any split residue or dust contaminate on your pallets, which typically accumulate over time. Eco Pallets has a pallet cleaning service available to it’s customers.
Are Eco Pallets environmentally friendly?
In a recent press release from Frisch’s Big Boy Restaurants, a chain in the US, the organization announced its recent switch from cardboard pallets to reusable plastic pallets.
“I’m really proud of the steps we’re taking now and the steps we will take in the future to make Frisch’s a model for what being an environmentally conscious brand looks like,” says Jason Vaughn, Frisch’s CEO.
Many businesses prefer to use plastic pallets, as the life cycle is considerably longer than that of a wooden pallet. Wooden pallets are also limited in their ability to be recycled, and there is even a ban in some parts of the world on the landfilling of wooden pallets, for example in North Carolina.
For more information on how Eco Pallets can help your company transport your goods safely and efficiently, get in touch today.