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8 Reasons You Should Switch to Plastic Pallets

Originally posted by Chris Lewthwaite, 25/June/14 More and more businesses are recognising the benefits of plastic pallets over wooden ones, especially for exporting. According to the Office of National Statistics, exports from Britain reached a record high in 2013 and an increasing proportion of them were shipped on plastic pallets. If you haven’t made the switch yet, here are 8 reasons why you should consider plastic pallets:   1. Ease of Export Plastic pallets are exempt from ISPM15 regulations. There is no need to fumigate or heat treat the pallets... Read More

Exporta – Guinness World Record Holders

Exporta set a new Guinness World Record for Plastic Pallet Toppling  After much planning and outstanding team effort we managed to pull it off.  A new Guinness World Record. 1377 Plastic Pallets toppled successfully – domino style. It all came from an idea the Head of Marketing, Craig Dunn, had while on holiday.   When he saw some of the company’s pallets on a farm on their side, he thought they looked like dominoes.  He wondered what it would be like to topple 1,000 of them.  When he found out there... Read More

Old Jobs That No Longer Exist

With technology now being such a huge part of our modern lives, it’s hard for us to imagine what it was like before everything was computerised. There used to be many jobs that were essential to daily life, before we built machines to do them, or created inventions that would carry out the task. However, nowadays, these jobs have long been obsolete, to the point where many of us may not even know they ever existed. Going back as far as the 1650s, our latest infographic explores old jobs that... Read More

Why use plastic over wooden pallets

  Wooden pallets are still more widely used than plastic, especially in the United States. However, plastic models are growing in popularity among shipping firms due to its many advantages. Many shipping firms use wooden pallets because they are cheap, easy to repair, and in some cases have a higher load capacity than plastic. Wooden Pallet Disadvantages Companies are run by people, and people are naturally resistant to change. So its no surprise that these businesses have been slow to adapt plastic pallets despite the many problems that exist with... Read More

Nestable One Trip Pallets

    One trip pallets have become the preferred solution for high volume exporters, as they cost less to use and are nestable. These pallets are made from plastic, and as such are lightweight. This also means that they don’t need to be in compliance with ISPM15 regulations regarding heat treatment. In terms of cost, these nestable pallets are roughly the same as wooden pallets which have undergone heat processing. These Pallets are Affordable Yet Durable Many shipping firms believe that they have to sacrifice quality for quantity when purchasing... Read More

The use of Plastic Pallets for Export

  A number of shipping companies are exporting products via plastic pallets, and there are many benefits to doing so. Plastic pallets, unlike many wooden models, are nestable. This means that the pallets will stack nicely together when not being used, which will save space. The downside to this is that because plastic pallets are manufactured by different companies, they will not necessarily stack together. This is why it is best to purchase pallets from the same manufacturer. Plastic pallets are also popular because they’re stack-able. These are pallets that... Read More