Everything you need to know about Hygiene Plastic Pallets

Plastic pallets offer a multitude of uses and applications. A wide range of options is available when it comes to plastic pallets. They are extremely suitable for the storage and transport of diverse products. Therefore, it is important to take into account the type of plastic pallet and if it will carry the load of the products.

Hygiene plastic pallets and what they’re used for

Hygiene plastic pallets are ideal for transporting chemicals, fresh produce, pharmaceuticals, food, beverages, and medicines. Why? Because they protect the products from fungi, pests, and bacteria.

Sanitation and cleanliness are timeless concerns in the pharmaceutical and food industries. All pharmaceutical, chemical, medicinal and food industries use hygiene plastic pallets to ensure that the product is protected from dust, grime, bacteria, fungi, and other environmental factors.

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Forklift moving a loaded pallet

Clients often ask us “How much weight can a pallet hold?” This is a very good question so here’s everything you need to know about calculating pallet loads to suit your needs.

Before we can start, however, we need to define the term “weight”, because it’s not a single thing. In fact, here are some commonly-used phrases related to weight:

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Ship loaded with containers

Exports here in Australia are at an all-time high, topping $250 billion annually. Most of this is thanks to rising commodity trading with China.

When planning your export shipments, you need to select the right shipping pallet size. Depending on where you send your shipment, you will need a different size pallet.

Size is also dictated by how you are shipping your products. Freight carriers want to maximize the space on their ships and trucks. This means you need to follow any requirements they have.

Confused by how to pick the right pallet? Our guide to pallet sizing will explain all factors to consider.

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The logistics industry is huge, involving several activities. If you run a logistics business, or are in charge of logistics in your organisation, you are probably looking out for a cost effective way to get pallets for packaging and transport.

You have two options – either buy plastic pallets or rent them. What is the best choice to make and what type of pallets should you use?

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Loading plastic export pallets into a cargo planeTimber pallets have been around for decades, but are you aware of the quarantine risks associated with their usage? Using plastic export pallets avoids any issues with termites, other timber-borne insects, moulds and fungi: better for the environment all round!

Traditionally, international transportation has relied on wooden structures, such as timber pallets, to support cargo in transit. The cargoes themselves are regulated by quarantine, requiring identification by type and origin; however, the same does not apply to the timber pallets used in their transport.

Using plastic export pallets for transporting goods internationally offers some benefits that you may want to consider.

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