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Pallets are excellent shipping resources because they can be easily moved with a forklift or pallet jack. Once they are placed they are unlikely to move by themselves, and their loads are unlikely to shift if properly secured. Read More…

Shipping Pallets Shipping pallets are wooden or plastic pallets used exclusively for the shipping of products and materials, usually in bulk quantities. In some cases, shipping pallets are used for the transportation of a few very large or heavy products. A pallet's function is to provide a movable platform that can support and secure an item or items.
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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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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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When a company ships its products on pallets, they trust their reputation and their customers' investment to the pallet materials; if a pallet fails in transit, it can damage or destroy an entire load of products. Many companies still use wooden pallets, which after frequent use can chip and become disassembled.

Though some high quality wooden pallet constructions exist, many companies are realizing the benefits of investing in plastic pallets, which are generally superior in terms of durability, susceptibility to pathogenic contamination, resistance to corrosion and heat, lifespan and many other characteristics.

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Plastic pallets are often more expensive than wooden pallets, but that investment all but guarantees the safe transportation of goods, the long-term reuse of the pallet and fewer investments in new pallets.

Because plastic pallets are non-porous and generally much less hospitable to organisms like E. Coli and Listeria (which have been found in as many as 10% of surveyed wooden pallets in a study conducted by the National Consumers League), they can be exempt from bio-safety checks during customs inspections when shipped internationally.

They are impervious to acids, fats, solvents and odors and are resistant to water absorption or the growth of bacteria, infestation, mold and mildew. All of the qualities that plastic pallets boast are possible because of the materials from which they are constructed.

Most plastic pallets are made from high-density polyethylene, or HDPE, though other varieties can be made from V-PP, PE, PP or recycled PET plastic. Companies that export products to countries in Europe, Asia and in other markets have to take those markets' standard pallet sizes into consideration when shipping.

Many European countries, for example, make use of a different pallet standard called the Euro pallet. The Euro pallet is much smaller than the American standard pallet, and because of recent laws in European countries intended to cut down on packaging waste, it can be costly for European importers to dispose of American pallets.

Many exporting companies have adjusted their operations to accommodate this difference.

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