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They are used in warehouses and factories for moving items to and from storage, they are used in shipping yards for product handling and they are used in countless other applications that involve the transportation of goods. Read More…

Plastic Skids Plastic skids are plastic pallet bases that are used for the transportation or storage of materials. Pallets are used to transport all kinds of materials all over the world.
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Leading Manufacturers

Havertown, PA  |  866-713-9446

TMF Corporation manufactures and supplies the Protech 4048 heavy duty plastic pallet. With inventory on hand, we have the ability quickly deliver and pallets we have in stock, including the FM approved Protech 4048 with color options, four-way entry and more.

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Elgin, IL  |  800-404-2311

At Premier Handling Solutions, we provide warehouse equipment solutions that improve overall productivity, safety and speed throughout the manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, consumption, storage and disposal process. Browse our selection of pallets, inverters, tippers, wire containers, and pallet dispensers to find the perfect product for your application.

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Premier Handling Solutions $$$

Coleman, MI  |  877-465-4055

Robinson Industries reduces operational costs and worker injuries through providing superior-quality plastic pallets. We sell pallets in a variety of sizes and styles. Robinson Industries is ready and able to meet diverse industry needs.

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Irvington, NY  |  914-376-5444

For Almost 25 Years PECO Pallet has been a leading manufacturer of pallets. With our 15-point quality inspection we make sure that all of our pallets are high quality before they leave the floor. We pride ourselves are our high-quality service, simplicity of ordering, and having the best pallets in the business. PECO Pallet services some of the best known name in consumer packaged goods and is accepted at 98% of warehouses.

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PECO Pallet $$$

Noblesville, IN  |  317-296-7724

Paxxal, Inc. is the only global pallet manufacturer of Siluma®, a patented, state-of-the art material that outperforms plastic. Siluma® is a blend of virgin HDPE, high grade silica, and a proprietary unifier. Paxxal Siluma® Pallets are rotamolded, 48” x 40” x 6.3”, 4-way entry, solid-filled, extremely durable, 100% recyclable pallets. They are well suited for all pharmaceutical, beverage, food, industrial, retail & distribution applications.

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Paxxal $$$

Baltimore, MD  |  410-477-3000

The Nelson Company is a leading manufacturer of pallets and is also a trusted supplier for high-profile companies. With over 100 years of being in business we have the experience and expertise to make the best pallets for your needs at a great price. We pride ourselves on our employees and our continuous innovation to look for the next great idea. Contact us today to see how we can help with your needs!

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The Nelson Company $$$
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Plastic skids and pallets are characterized by their partially hollow interiors, which allow for hi-lows, forklifts and other mobile lifting machines to move pallets and their loads from one area to another. Because many mobile lifting machines' lift capacities reach or exceed 4000 lbs., pallets offer the opportunity for the large scale, efficient transportation of items.

USDA/FDA Approved Plastic Pallet Plastic Skids - TMF Corporation

Plastic skids offer many advantages over wooden skids, not the least of which is that they can be approached for lifting from all sides (most wooden pallets can only be approached from two). Plastic skids' durability compared to wooden skids makes them a much better choice for companies that have access to them. Also, wooden skids, especially when stored near each other, pose a very dangerous fire hazard. Plastic skids can be engineered to be fire resistant.

Most plastic skids are rackable, stackable or nestable for easy storage. Because they are designed to be durable, most plastic skids can reused and recycled. Many distribution companies even make customers provide a deposit when products are shipped with plastic skids to ensure that they will be returned.

Despite being plastic products, which in many cases contribute to environmental degradation, plastic skids are a sustainable shipping solution because of their long operational life and the fact that they can be reprocessed. Many plastic skids are made from high-density polyethylene, which gives the skids their sturdiness.

Like many other plastic products, plastic skids are molded or extruded. There are six plastics processing methods by which a given plastic skid can be made: injection molding, compression molding, rotational molding, profile extrusion, thermoforming and structural foam molding.

The most common fabrication method is injection molding. In injection molding, a raw plastic material is heated to a liquid state in a conveyance channel and then directed into a mold. The mold is a tool designed in the shape that the final skid product is intended to take.

The liquid material conforms to the contours of the mold, and then after it has cooled the skid hardens and takes its final shape.

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