Plastic pallets vs Wood pallets
Filed under: Materials Handling
Pallets are an important part of the materials handling industry used in most aspects of the supply chain. This type of packaging is widely used in the storage and transport of goods. Pallets can be made from wood, plastic or metal; each comes with their own advantages and disadvantages.
The aim of this blog post is to consider and compare two most commonly used types of pallets in order to assist in finding the right type of pallet for your warehousing and transportation needs; keeping in mind costs, environmental sustainability, hygiene and manoeuvrability.
|WOOD PALLETS||PLASTIC PALLETS|
|Advantages of using wood pallets:
Advantages of using plastic pallets:
Disadvantages of using wood pallets:
Disadvantages of using plastic pallets:
When choosing a pallet type that is best suited to your warehouse needs you may consider both the wood and plastic pallet. Although plastic pallets are seen as more expensive than wood pallets; the extra costs may be outweighed by keeping your product well ventilated and protected from chemicals and bacteria. Hygiene and ventilation may not be as important for some products however; in this case wood pallets may be more beneficial to your specific warehouse needs. It is important to weigh up the pros and cons of each pallet type to best suit your needs including cost, impact on the environment, life span and hygiene.
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