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Plastic pallets are versatile and durable. Typically made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) or polypropylene (PP), they provide numerous benefits over traditional wooden pallets.
One of the primary advantages of using this type of pallet is their durability. Unlike wooden pallets, plastic pallets are resistant to moisture, chemicals, insects, and rotting. This durability allows plastic pallets to withstand harsh environments and challenging conditions. It makes them ideal for industries such as pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and chemical manufacturing. This type of pallet maintains their structural integrity over time, ensuring reliable and consistent performance.
Plastic pallets are precision manufactured
Pallets made from plastic are manufactured using precision moulds, resulting in pallets with standardised dimensions and weight distribution. This consistency enables efficient stacking, stable load bearing, and compatibility with automated systems such as conveyor belts, forklifts, and palletisers. The uniformity of plastic pallets streamlines warehouse operations, optimising space utilization and enhancing overall productivity.
Plastic pallets are a hygienic option
Plastic pallets also excel in terms of hygiene and cleanliness. They can be easily cleaned and sanitised, making them suitable for industries with strict hygiene regulations, such as pharmaceuticals and food processing. Plastic pallets do not absorb moisture, odours, or contaminants, reducing the risk of bacterial growth and cross-contamination. Furthermore, their smooth and non-porous surfaces prevent the accumulation of dirt and debris, facilitating easy maintenance and ensuring a clean and safe environment for products.
Another advantage of plastic pallets is their lightweight nature. Compared to wooden pallets, pallets made from plastic are significantly lighter, reducing transportation costs and manual handling efforts. The lighter weight of plastic pallets also contributes to improved worker safety, as there is a lower risk of strain or injury during pallet handling.
Reusable and sustainable pallets made from plastic
Plastic pallets are also reusable and made from recycled content, making them a sustainable choice. They have a long lifespan and can be used repeatedly, reducing the need for frequent replacement. At the end of their service life, plastic pallets can be recycled and transformed into new plastic products, minimising waste, and supporting the circular economy.
In conclusion, these pallets provide numerous advantages, including exceptional durability, consistent dimensions, hygienic properties, lightweight design, and reusability. Their resistance to moisture, chemicals, and pests, along with their ease of cleaning, make them suitable for industries with strict hygiene standards. Pallets made from plastic can contribute to efficient and sustainable logistics operations, ensuring the safe and secure handling of products throughout the supply chain.
Our range of Plastic Pallets
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Plastic Pallets FAQs
Are plastic pallets cheaper than wood?
Pallets made from plastic pallets can have a higher purchase price compared to wooden pallets. But they are MUCH more durable, typically lasting over 10 years. Where a plastic pallet might make 250 trips over its life, a wooden pallet will struggle to make more than five or six. They’re also considerably lighter, so they can help to reduce load weights and therefore fuel costs.
Can you stand on pallets made from plastic?
Yes. They can carry loads of about 1,500 pounds. But wooden pallets are stronger, so more suitable for heavy loads.
Plastic pallets wholesale available across the UK and beyond. You can have recycled plastic pallets delivered to you from one of our regional distribution centres. UK delivery is available to and around the following locations:
Aberdeen, Aylesbury, Banbury, Barnsley, Bath, Bedford, Bicester, Birmingham , Bolton, Bradford, Bridgewater, Bridport, Bristol, Burton-upon-Trent , Cambridge, Chelmsford , Cheltenham, Chester , Chichester, Colchester Cornwall, Coventry, Crewe, Derby, Devon, Dewsbury, Dudley, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Essex, Exeter, Fareham, Gateshead, Glasgow Glossop Gloucester, Grantham, Harlow, Heathrow, Hemel Hempstead, Hereford, High Wycombe, Horsham, Hull, Inverness, Isle of Wight, Kent, Kidderminster, Lancaster Leamington Spa, Leeds, Lincoln, Liverpool , London , Luton , Manchester, Middlesborough, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Norfolk, North Wales , Northampton, Nottingham , Oldham, Oxford , Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Slough, Somerset , Somerton, South Shields, South Wales, Stafford, Stockport , Stoke-on-Trent , Stratford-Upon-Avon, Sudbury, Sunderland, Surrey, Sussex , Teesside, Telford, Uxbridge, Wakefield, Walsall, Warrington, Warwick , Watford, Wigan, Windsor, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Wrexham, Yeovil, York.