All That You Should Know About Plastic Pallets

In any warehouse or supply chain operation, these days plastic pallets have become an essential part. Not only can these pallets help improve your product protection and inventory control, but they also can boost the safety and efficiency of your facility.

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What are the benefits of plastic pallets?

A few of the key benefits offered by plastic pallets include:

  • They are quite strong and durable. They are designed to withstand tough conditions and heavy loads so that you can use them for both indoor and outdoor use.
  • They can be easily cleaned and maintained. You can use any hose or power washer to clean these pallets to maintain a high standard of hygiene.
  • They are weather-resistant and you can use them in both hot and cold conditions. Any kind of weather will not affect these pallets, unlike wooden pallets.
  • They will not harbour any pests which are very common with wooden pallets.
  • They are environmentally friendly and can be recycled after their lifespan is over and thus making them a more sustainable choice than wooden pallets.

Key features of plastic pallets

When you are going to select the appropriate plastic pallet for your application then you must try to see a few key features very carefully.

1.     Load capacity

The maximum weight that any plastic pallet may safely support is known as the load capacity. If you want to ascertain before buying, make sure that you check the type and size of the pallet.

2.     Static load rating

The maximum weight that any plastic pallet can securely support when it is stationary is known as the static load rating. Once again, this will differ based on the type and size of the pallet.

3.     Dynamic load rating

The maximum weight that any plastic pallet can securely support while it is moving is known as the dynamic load rating. This is a crucial factor to take into account if you plan to use your pallets for transportation.

4.     Forklift pockets

Some plastic pallets have forklift compartments built right into them, which makes moving them around considerably simpler. Keep an eye out for this feature if you plan to transport your pallets with forklifts.

5.     Weight

The size and kind of the pallet will also affect the weight of the plastic pallet. Consider choosing a lighter alternative if you must move your pallets frequently.

The following are a few different types of plastic pallets:

  • Moulded plastic pallets
  • Fabricated plastic pallets
  • Composite plastic pallets

However, if you have purchased any plastic pallets for your warehouse then ensure that you never do these mistakes.

  • Not doing proper inspection of your plastic pallets upon the receipt
  • Using these pallets much beyond their weight capacity
  • Stacking these plastic pallets improperly
  • Keeping your load unsecured
  • Keeping these plastic pallets unclean
  • Not disposing of these plastic pallets properly
  • Not using the appropriate type of plastic pallet based on your application

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