What is the Difference Between the Plastic Pallets and wooden pallets
It’s fair to say that pallets move the world as they are an essential part of the modern supply chain. We use pallets for storage and transportation, and as product displays in the stores. Typically, pallets are made of wood or plastic, with the large majority still made of wood. Both materials have advantages and disadvantages and this infographic will help you to understand the differences and make an informed decision when purchasing pallets for your business.
Plastic Pallets are typically used in transporting fresh and frozen foods and pharmaceutical or other products with strict hygienic requirements. Plastic pallets aren’t porous and are easy to clean, wash or sterilize.
Plastic pallets are about 3 times more expensive than wooden ones. They are lighter, but their sleek surface also makes them slippery and less stable for stacking. They are not suited for loads heavier than 1,500 Lbs.
If you ship products overseas or outbound with no way to return and reuse them, pricey plastic pallets would unlikely be an economical business choice for you. It may change if you ship via air freight, or because of your hygiene requirements, or if you are shipping to countries that regulate and prohibit the import of wood pallets.
While plastic pallets are often promoted as eco-friendly, they can’t be easily repaired. They must be melted down to be recycled. However, they have a significantly longer lifespan than wood.
The main benefit of plastic pallets is that they can be reused for a long time without breakage. They are perfect for storage and reuse in warehouses. They are sleek, light and splinter-free, friendly for manual handling. The durability of plastic pallets makes them ideal for use on pallet wrapping machines.
Types of plastic pallets
Light Duty Plastic Pallet
Fame’s light duty Plastic pallets provide an innovative, low cost, durable and reliable solution for light weight material handling needs. Fame’s palatalizing solution for export consignments, in-house storage and internal material handling & movement.
- General use for light load.
- Easy to clean and maintenance-free
- Suitable for Pharma and other light weight materials.
- Durable & reliable
Medium Duty Plastic Pallets
Our range of Medium Duty Plastic Pallets allows customers to choose their specify need pallets. Fame plastic pallets are made of Prime grade advanced polyethylene material. Medium duty Pallets general use for factories and warehouses. Our pallets are much safer, easy to handle, durable and hygienic and Food grade Pallet in comparison to wooden or metal pallets. Our range can be availed in various sizes and dimensions.
Advantages of fame Plastic pallet:
- Highly durable
- Easy to clean and maintenance-free
- Extremely hygienic as raw materials used in the production meet the food grade regulations
- Reduced risk of employee strain and injury due to splinters, nail and rust
- Resistant to corrosion, moisture, termites
- Chemical resistant and require no fumigation or heat treatment
- Eco-friendly as they are fully recyclable
- Easy to lifted by fork lift
Heavy Duty Plastic Pallets
Fame storage system Pvt Ltd Provide you the most advanced injection-molded plastic pallets, which are stronger than any other type of plastic pallets. In addition, these pallets also enjoy a host of advantages against wooden or metal pallets. Our pallets are much safer, easy to handle, durable and hygienic in comparison to wooden or metal pallets.
General use for heavy duty load
Suitable for racking in warehouse, ASRS (Automatic Storage & Retrieval System) & drive-in racking system
Suitable for food & beverage, chemical & petrochemical industries, etc
- Strong double deck surfaces
- Durable & reliable
Wood Pallets are about 3 times less expensive than plastic pallets and at least 10 times more widely used. They hold more weight than plastic, can be used for weight between 1,500 and 3,000 pounds, easily repaired and reused.
They are however not ideal for fragile items. Fasteners used in wood pallets can damage the goods. They pose a puncture hazard. Imagine the punctured can of paint, for example, that would cause not just damage, but a clean-up and delayed arrival.Wood pallets do not have the same fire safety rating as plastic. Plastic pallets burn at a much higher temperature than wood, so manufacturers are advised to check the building fire codes when deciding what pallets to purchase.
In summary, there are advantages and disadvantages to using both wood and plastic pallets. Your choice depends on a combination of factors like your product and industry, applicable standards and regulations, budget and long-term economics.
Heat treated wooden pallets (Fumigated Wooden Pallets)
We manufacture, supply and export fumigated (Heat Treated) wooden pallets. These types of wooden pallets are ideal for packing and exporting goods. These pallets are heat treated and are very light in weight, so it is ideal for cargo where every single gram is charged. They are resistant to bugs and fungal attacks.
We manufacture them using top quality wood and by using ultra advanced technology backed up by modern machines for accuracy, weight and treatment. We are among the leaders in India for manufacturing and exporting fumigated wooden pallets.
WHY USE HEAT TREATED WOOD FOR THE PALLETS?
International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has setup a strict guideline for the packing industry to make it compulsory to use only Heat Treated Wooden Pallets for the packing purpose. The primary reason of this being to help prevent the spread of environmentally harmful insects such as the pinewood nematode, termites and the emerald ash borer.
These destructive insects spread very fast and are capable of destroying trees across a country. The heat treating process of Hitech Innovations is very stringent (as per IPPS standards) and the wooden pallets are heated to a minimum core temperature of 58 degrees celcius for 30 minutes. This process of heat treating kills the insects to prevent them from spreading. You can 100% rely on our heat treated wooden pallet quality.
WE MANUFACTURE FOLLOWING TYPE OF HEAT TREATED WOODEN PALLETS:
- Wooden Packaging Pallets
- Hardwood Wooden Pallets
- Softwood Wooden Pallets
- Compressed Wooden Pallets
- Mixed Jungle wood Wooden Pallets
Four-way wooden pallets
Under our strict quality controlled environment and automatic production line we manufacture and export Four-way wooden pallets that are both very handy and can be lifted with the help of a jack or a forklift from four sides. The quality standard of our Four-way wooden pallets is just un-comparable. Using top quality wooden logs we make these pallets ideal for transportation purpose and it is ideal for packaging industry.
During the last year, we have been recognized as the leader in exporting Four-way-wooden pallets from India.
Two-way wooden Pallets
Hitech Innovations (Mohali) has over the years perfected the art of manufacturing top quality Two-way wooden pallets. With a dedicated effort and relentless research we have carved a niche for our export oriented chemically treated two-way wooden pallets.
Our two-way wooden pallets are ideal for packaging and are guarded against any type of wear & tears and termites. These type of wooden pallets offer an excellent strength and durability. We are among the leaders in manufacturing and exporting these types of wooden pallets.
Customised wooden pallets
We specialize in manufacturing customized wooden pallets to best match your requirements as they are used for holding products of varied sizes and quantity and should also conform to the international standards.
“Our wooden pallets are offered at market leading prices.”
Wide array of wood varieties
We use from wide array of woods to create wooden pallets. Some of the most common woods used in our wooden pallets are as following.
- Pine, spruce
We also stock-pile, supply and export material used in manufacturing wooden pallets. In our ever growing inventory we have the following types of wooden raw material available:
- Pallets timber
- Square logs
- Round timber
- Industrial/construction timber
- Cutting boards
- Saw logs.
Standard sizes for wood for wooden pallets:
- 17 x 75 x 1200 (1140)
- 17 x 78 x 1200 (1140)
- 17 x 95 x 1200 (1140)
- 17 x 98 x 1200 (1140)
- 17 x 115 x 1200 (1140)
- 17 x 118 x 1200 (1140)
- 17 x 133 x 1200 (1140)
- 22 x 98 x 1200
- 22 x 143 x 1200
Euro pallet is a 4-way pallet, where the cargo is secured from all the four ways ensuring safety. Many companies in Europe prefer the Euro pallets. It is the high standard pallet, that is made keeping European packaging Laws. Euro specification pallets are mainly used in Pharmacy, Food industry with USFDA approved plants.
There are 4 common sizes of euro pallets
1) 800*1200 mm 2) 1000*1200 mm
3) 800*600 mm 4) 800*400 mm
These pallets are made according to ISO standards and are mainly used in pharmacy,Food and Manufacturing industries. The are 6 different sizes
1) 1016*1219 4) 1067*1067
2) 1000*1200 5) 1100*1100