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Pallets

Sizing is Critical!

Daniel Paterson discusses the benefits of understanding pallet sizing… We all know what it is like when somebody in our organisation puts a request through and says I need some pallets please –  “can your order some for me?” – we go back and say “what size” – “just the standard ones” of course… Sizing is critical.. -not only to ensure our products are handled securely but also to save cost and ensure we are shipping our goods the most cost effectively. Today, there is a whole range of pallet... Read More

Plastic v Wood Presentation – IMHX 2019

Don Marshall, Head of E-Commerce & Marketing, presented this talk at the IMHX exhibition last month. Watch the full video below, and then check out our full range of plastic pallets by clicking HERE

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Rigid Pallet Boxes

The Rigid Pallet Box sits at the backbone of Industry across the world….the most commonly used word to describe them is that they are just “solid”. Used in all types of industries from waste management right through to shipping of high value goods overseas, these boxes that excel themselves every time – now are available with a lid as an option to ensure all things are secure. Have you often had that sneaky feeling when you are packing up goods for storage or onwards shipping and doubting yourself as to... Read More

Display Pallets

Are you aware of the further addition to the Exporta range? Exporta offer a range of 600x400mm Display Pallets that maximise on-shelf availability, enhance store-visibility and inspire end-user customers to buy more.                         These sturdy pallets are used as a platform for both retailers (displaying their products) and manufacturers (storing and transporting their products); small enough to be managed on the retail floor and large enough to cope with large high capacity production-lines They are truly a unique end-to-end... Read More

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Are you wasting money shipping fresh air?

One of the most expensive commodities to ship is fresh air. How?  There is no financial value in any currency of fresh air – creation provides it free of charge. Let me explain. In the dynamic and interesting world of returnable transit packaging (where plastic & wooden crates are used as many times as possible before recycling for a further application) a company will typically fill the outbound crates with as much product as sensibly possible. Responsible companies would then want (where feasible) to get this packaging back because:- It... Read More

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Do you need a Hygienic Pallet?

Sales manager Daniel Wilkin discusses the difference between hygiene pallets and hygienic pallets… A lot of requests come through from our customers looking for a hygienic plastic pallet for a specific purpose. Often, they have already chosen a pallet that they think could work. Quite often the pallet they have chosen is over specified for their requirements and this is because of a common misunderstanding in general. All plastic pallets are cleaner than wooden pallets, but some plastic pallets are designed to have raw meats, flour, pills etc put directly... Read More

How Green is your pallet?

There are many Blue Pallets out there provided by certain pooling companies, but have you seen many green ones around? Colour wise, no probably not, but Environmentally speaking then again, no probably not. Most pallets used in the UK are made form wood, in fact around 96% of all pallets used in the UK are reported to be made from wood. It may not be exactly 96% but most pallets you see are wooden. There is a place and a use for wooden pallets for sure, they are readily available... Read More

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Case Study | Reach Printing Services | Pallet System

INTRODUCING | A custom pallet system for Reach Printing Services, the largest 3rd party contract print providers in the UK THE PROBLEM | Reach were having issues with the pallets they were using, the first problem was that they were breaking through normal use and therefore not giving them the right return on investment. They were also losing pallets in their network, so they needed a way to identify and track their pallets in order to minimise loss. OUR SOLUTION | We listened to our customer and worked with them... Read More

Recycling Waste Plastic for Use in Plastic Pallets

Having recently visited a waste plastic recycling facility, I am amazed at the level of diligence in turning `filthy` waste plastic into graded material for adding into the supply chain for our plastic pallets. Not to bore you with details, but seeing bales of post-consumer plastic waste shredded, graded, filtered, washed, dried & stored into product that can go into producing Exporta plastic pallets was fascinating. Rightly so the current attention on the horrible waste plastic that is soiling & spoiling our planet maybe has a paradigm shift. Big word,... Read More