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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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TMF Corporation $$$

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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Robinson Industries $$$

Plains, PA  |  800-233-8358

Ted Thorsen is a leading supplier of industrial-grade plastic pallets. Manufacturers, producers, distributors, retailers, and others rely on our reusable plastic pallets and skids for their sustainability, durability, and ease of use. Our rackable pallets, stackable pallets, and nestable pallets increase operational efficiency. Our plastic pallets and skids are long-lasting and help eliminate many of the contaminants (e.g. dust, splinters, and nails) produced by traditional wood pallets and skids.

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Ted Thorsen Material Handling, Inc. $$$

Madera CA  |  800-827-2474

TranPak manufactures & distributes a full line of plastic pallets, in stock & ready to ship the same day you order. Let TranPak assist in selecting warehouse pallets for internal operations, export one-way pallets for international shipping, distribution or display pallets. TranPak can also design specialized pallets for your particular application. Serving standard or custom plastic pallet needs!

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TranPak $$$

Anaheim, CA  |  714-630-3850

Plastic pallets from Kiva Container are manufactured from high-density polyethylene (HDPE,) and are both cost effective and user friendly. Our product line includes Greystone pallets (rackable, beverage, smooth, nestable/stackable), KitBin® pallets and thermoformed pallets.

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Kiva Container $$$
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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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