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Mar 19

1

Global Transit Packaging Market set to generate revenues of $148 billion by 2024

More good news for the packaging sector, as a recent report has found that the global transit market is projected to reach revenues of approximately $148 billion by 2024. Many industries that have struggled post 2008 are now consistently starting to show growth across the globe. This growth is now starting to drive demand within the global transit packaging market. What is driving this... Read More »

Mar 19

1

How To Make Your Pallets More Durable

In an uncertain economy when every penny counts, even the smallest reduction in costs can have a significant impact on a business. Often simple, common sense approaches can have the biggest impact, especially for small companies. One area that businesses can often improve on is the quality and durability of their equipment, like pallets. There are several things that you can do to help keep... Read More »

Mar 19

1

A Guide To Packaging Waste

In 1997, the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations were introduced, with the aim of reducing the amount of packaging waste ending up in UK landfills. Under the regulation, any company or organisation using and/or producing any packaging or packaged products are legally required to report your usage. But what is ‘packaging’ waste? And how do these regulations... Read More »

Mar 19

1

Selling Your Pallets: A Step-By-Step Guide

Are you looking to sell your used pallets? Here’s our step-by-step guide to selling your surplus inventory. It is now very typical for businesses and distribution centers to accumulate a large quantity of pallets throughout the supply chain process. Finding a place to store surplus pallets can be quite a challenge for any business owner/site manager. If you have a large amount of... Read More »

Jan 19

30

Wood Pallets Role in the Healthcare Packaging Market

A recent report has highlighted the importance of medical and pharmaceutical companies taking into account the technical considerations around the shipment of medical products. More specifically, optimising and refining the entire journey through from logistics and handling through to the actual delivery of medical products. What’s the Importance of this to the Healthcare Packaging... Read More »

Jan 19

30

Wooden Pallets Give Boost To Employment

Recent reports featuring The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association have instigated praise for the wooden pallet and container manufacturing industry for the impact they have had on US employment. The study named ‘Economic Analysis of the U.S Wooden pallet and Container Industry’ is an incredibly positive piece of research - highlighting the far reaching effects that the industry... Read More »

Jan 19

30

US Wood Market on Upward Growth Trend

It will come as no surprise that industries such as architecture, furniture and logistics are considered just a handful of a plethora of industries which are renowned for their usage of wood. Many industries such as these have been gradually growing or consistently maintaining their usage of wood components within their work, services and product ranges. It is believed that the growth and... Read More »

Jan 19

30

Heat Treated Wooden Pallets Market Sees Significant Improvements

A recent and well respected industry report has revealed some incredibly promising forecasts and trends for the heat treated wooden pallets market. The Pallets Market report revolves around some of the ultimate drivers for such significant growth across the pallet industry - along with some of the ongoing challenges and stumbling blocks faced by those companies within it. Wood Has Stood the... Read More »

Dec 18

20

Common Pallet Delivery Terms

When organising your pallets for delivery, there are common pallet delivery terms that could make the process more difficult if you don’t understand what they mean. Every industry has its own terminology, you do not need to be an expert, but knowing the common pallet delivery terms can help you avoid mistakes and difficulties during the process. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Common pallet... Read More »

Dec 18

14

Prepare Your Wooden Pallet For Delivery

The process of delivering a pallet when choosing a pallet courier pick up is a fast one, so it is important to have a well thought through plan prior to the arrival of your courier. There are 4 ways we advise you prepare for your wooden pallet delivery: Measuring It is important to ensure that all the items are able to fit within the dimensions of the chosen pallet, without overhanging... Read More »

Dec 18

7

Prohibited Items For Shipping Pallets Overseas

There are many different guidelines when it comes to transporting alcohol and meat products across the borders, if you are thinking about shipping these items, there are things you need to know. Import regulations are different for each country, so it’s important to look this up prior to delivery overseas to avoid a stressful ordeal, costing you money, time and energy. Items to be... Read More »

Dec 18

3

Shipping Palletised Freight Into Europe

Shipping palletised freight into Europe is relatively simple these days but it is worth doing some prior research and taking some extra precautions to ensure your shipment arrives safely. If you want your shipment to arrive without delay, damage or unexpected additional costs. Preventing Damage or Delays to your Pallet Shipment It is important to not risk any damage or delays to your pallet... Read More »

Dec 18

1

Winter Care For Your Wooden Pallets

Winter care for your wooden pallets is vital because the adverse weather conditions can have severe impacts upon your pallets. To prevent damage to your pallets in the harsh winter weather, it is best that they are kept in a dry place to protect them from damaging conditions and excessive moisture. How Snow and Ice Affects your Pallet? Wood has the ability to retain water just like a... Read More »

Nov 18

20

ISPM 15 Requirements

ISPM 15 is a standard that is being progressively implemented throughout the world. There are already 28 countries that have adopted the standard and a further 21 are in the progress of doing so. Each country has their own ISPM 15 requirements so it is important to be aware of the countries specific guidelines, but we have outlined a basic guide to ISPM 15 requirements for you to adopt: What is... Read More »

Nov 18

15

What To Do and Not To Do For Pallet Delivery

Pallet delivery is an excellent way to ensure your business delivers the goods. Pallets are sturdy, stable platforms on which a huge range of items can be shipped from fresh produce to motor parts. A good courier can help keep business flowing with services like same day pick up so you can deliver on your promises to your customers. Here are a few useful tips on what to do and not to do for... Read More »

Nov 18

2

Increasing The Lifespan Of Your Wooden Pallets

The pallet remans the workhorse of the warehouse, so increasing the lifespan of your wooden pallets will save you costs in terms of repair or replacement. The savings that are possible from increasing your pallet lifespan is much greater than this, due to the costs that damaged pallets inflict on the supply chain in terms of disruption, load damage and injuries. How to Look After your... Read More »

Oct 18

24

6 Things To Know About Pallet Delivery

Pallet delivery can be daunting if you are new to the business, so it may be a good idea to make a decision to locate a pallet delivery company. This short guide will help you to understand what you need to know when it comes to pallet delivery. 1. Terms For Pallet Transport There are particular terms that are associated with pallet delivery types that may come up when you are discussing... Read More »

Oct 18

22

Wooden Pallet Upcycling Decoration Ideas For This Halloween

Decorating your home for a festive period can be more exciting than taking a trip to your local supermarket to purchase pre designed decorations. If you are a creative parent who wants to scare your children’s friends when they come round to trick or treat or you fancy a nice activity to spend time with your children, designing Halloween decorations to make your house stand out from the rest of... Read More »

Oct 18

15

Your Guide To Choosing The Correct Pallet Sizes For UK and European Delivery

It’s important that a business chooses the correct pallet sizes for UK and European delivery. There are several reasons why this is an important decision to make, goods are delivered every single day and each shipment needs to be handled in the best way for the type of shipment being delivered. Ensuring you choose the correct size for your shipment, can also help to prevent any additional... Read More »

Oct 18

8

6 Steps To Correctly Packing Your Pallets

It may seem like a logical and easy task when it comes to packing your pallets for delivery, however there are details which can affect the safety of your load if not carried out securely. To securely deliver your goods safely, you must ensure that your pallets are packed correctly, we have outlined 6 steps to correctly packing your pallets. 1. Choosing The Right Pallet For The Job The... Read More »

Sep 18

24

The Impact Supply Chain Management Can Have On Your Business

Supply chain performance and business success are tied together. 79% of businesses with high-performing supply chains achieve higher than average growth, while poor supply chains can bring a company down within five years. For your business to succeed, it's essential that you recognise the need for a well-functioning supply chain management system that is closely aligned with your general... Read More »

Sep 18

17

The History Of The Wooden Pallet

If you asked the average person what they know about wooden pallets, they probably wouldn't have much to say. But like many unsung heroes of the modern world we owe a lot to these unassuming wooden constructions. Not only do wooden pallets allow us to transport goods all round the world, but they also help with storing them safely too. They are the backbone of every factory, workshop, supplier... Read More »

Sep 18

10

Lifecycle Of A Wooden Pallet

People have been using wood in packaging and for moving goods for hundreds of years, and that doesn't look like changing any time soon. The lifecycle of a wooden pallet is relatively straightforward, though there is still room for improvement and reducing the impact of the process on the environment. What Is a Pallet? A pallet is a (generally) wooden structure that is designed to be moved... Read More »

Sep 18

3

Environmental Impact On Recycling Wooden Pallets

Recycling wooden pallets can have a hugely positive impact on the environment. This can help to save millions of trees every year and the demand for trees is greatly reduced by recycling initiatives in the wooden pallet industry. Read on for more details about the environmental impact on recycling wooden pallets. How Many Pallets are Produced Each Year? It is estimated that around 2 billion... Read More »

Aug 18

27

Wood, The Most Sustainable and Durable Material For Pallets

Any business involved in transporting or shipping goods will be using pallets of some type. As concerns for the environment increase, a major issue for any industry is the sustainability of the materials it uses in everyday activities. Any business that is moving goods would be anxious to know what the most sustainable and durable material for pallets would be and how to use this effectively to... Read More »

Aug 18

20

Repairing Your Wooden Pallets

Wooden pallets are common in a huge range of applications that need to transport produce, including agriculture. The pallets have to put up with a lot of wear and tear, as they're stacked on other pallets and moved between boats, lorries, trains and warehouses. Inevitably, pallets get damaged, and this can present a hazard to people working with them. Protruding wood can rip clothing and cut... Read More »

Aug 18

13

Protecting Pallets From Forklift Damage

Pallets are a fundamental tool in the effective movement and shipment of goods. Pallets, of course, are subject to wear and tear, which can be a costly element when profit margins are slim. Naturally, all kinds of factors - from weather to negligent handling and leakage - can cause pallet damage, but forklifts are one of the main culprits. Protecting pallets from forklift damage should be a... Read More »

Aug 18

6

Current Wooden Pallet Industry

Without pallets, most fulfilment facilities, warehouses and factories would not be able to receive, dispatch or move products and raw materials around. Pallets can be designed to suit the needs of a particular industry and have greatly improved the efficiency and safety of freight transport. They are a crucial part of the supply chain, but this does not necessarily mean that they will always... Read More »

Jul 18

23

6 Tips On Safely Handling Wooden Pallets

Unfortunately, pallets are the cause of numerous injuries in warehouses and workplaces every year. These injuries can be serious and even fatal, so it's important to put a safe handling wooden pallets protocol in place. Let's look first at the hazards. Fully laden pallets are extremely heavy. Crush injuries, and even fatalities, can occur if the pallets are not stored on the correct racking,... Read More »

Jul 18

16

Everything You Need To Know About ISPM 15

The new ISPM 15 standard is currently being rolled out around the world. Not heard of it? Unless you are involved with distribution or exports, that isn't surprising. So the first thing you need to learn from a guide to ISPM 15 is: what is it? It's a set of phytosanitary measures. Phytosanitary, meaning relating to the health of plants, is the key to everything you need to know about ISPM 15.... Read More »

Jul 18

9

Protecting Your Shipment With Pallet Accessories

If you own a warehouse and use pallets as one of your main forms of packaging, you may want to invest in pallet accessories. This is because pallet accessories can help to protect shipments as they travel, so they are less likely to break or become damaged. Over time this can save you a lot of time and money - which is very important if you are shipping particularly expensive goods. Here's... Read More »

Jul 18

2

Why You Should Choose A Wooden Pallet For Your Goods

Pallets came into popular use just after World War II and have done much to revolutionise the distribution industry in the years since. Today pallets are available in a variety of materials, but the traditional wooden pallet still dominates the industry, so why choose a wooden pallet? Why Wood? The big advantage of wooden pallets is that they are widely available and low-cost. They are... Read More »

Jun 18

25

Preparing Your Wooden Pallets For Upcycling

Upcycling wooden pallets can result in a wide variety of excellent new items, from garden furniture to picture frames and planters. Sourcing the perfect pallets, preparing wooden pallets for upcycling and then working on them requires a bit of specialist knowledge, so read on for our quick guide to help you through the process. Pallet Styles Depending on the upcycle project, you may want a... Read More »

Jun 18

18

How To Work Safely With Wooden Pallets

Pallets may appear to be one of the more benign objects in a warehouse or storage facility, but they can actually be responsible for a wide range of injuries when used incorrectly. Pallets have been known to cause puncture wounds, splinters, broken toes and feet or even worse. In fact, improper use such as a using as a man lift can even prove perilous. We take a look at why it's so important to... Read More »

Jun 18

11

How To Maximise The Life Expectancy Of Your Wooden Pallets

If you own a warehouse, it is likely that you are interested in maximising the life expectancy of your wooden pallets. After all, constantly replacing wooden pallets can be fairly expensive, so if you can make the pallets last longer you will save money. It also means that you are less likely to experience human injury or load damage. Of course, the lifetime for a wooden pallet often depends... Read More »

Jun 18

4

4 Ways To Prevent Damage When Transporting Pallets

If you run a transportation company, it is likely that preventing damage when transporting pallets is a priority for you. After all, regularly replacing pallets can be fairly expensive, and broken pallets can damage the products that you are transporting. Thankfully, it is entirely possible to prevent damage to your pallets - you just need to make sure that you are looking after the pallets... Read More »

May 18

24

Why Do You Need To Heat-Treat Pallets

Wooden pallets are a natural product. But nature isn't always on our side - moulds, fungus's, bacteria and insects such as beetles and termites are all natural too. So to prevent pests and diseases spreading from one country to another as the pallets travel around the world, they must be sterilised before they are used. As companies seek to recycle wooden pallets, the problem has become even more... Read More »

May 18

17

What To Consider Before Purchasing a Wooden Pallet

In many businesses the moving and storage of goods produced are critical elements of the process, and choosing the most effective materials to be part of the supply chain can play an incredibly important role in the ultimate success of a venture. When shipping goods, buying wooden pallets is usually part of the equation for safe and efficient transport of a business's output. Choosing the right... Read More »

May 18

10

Frequently Asked Questions About Pallets

If you are involved in moving goods, then you may be in need of wooden pallets or have to calculate loading metres. Terms like this are common in logistics and transport, so it is a good idea to know exactly what these things are so you can use these terms confidently and efficiently. The World of Pallets A pallet is a commonly used device for moving and protecting all kinds of goods. It is... Read More »

May 18

3

10 DIY Summer Garden Pallet Ideas

A pallet is something used by manufacturers, distributors and companies to transport various types of goods and equipment. Old pallets have many different uses. Here are just a few DIY summer garden pallet ideas. 1. Wooden Pallet Benches This is a good initial project when you are first trying out your carpentry skills. An ordinary wooden pallet can be quickly transformed into a stunning... Read More »

Apr 18

26

Why People Are Choosing To Recycle Their Wooden Pallets

Recycling is big business at the moment. The media is playing a huge part - recycling is always in the news - and programmes like Blue Planet are changing the way we think about what we use and what we do with waste and packaging. There is a similar story across the pond in the US, particularly when it comes to recycling wooden pallets. People are realising how easy it is to reuse or repurpose... Read More »

Apr 18

25

Way To Prevent Growth of Mould on Wooden Pallets

Mould can take a variety of forms, and there are some so tiny they cannot be seen without a microscope. Generally mould - or the growth of fungi - is not a good thing when it comes to wood, as it can look unsightly and may even weaken the timber eventually by feeding on and breaking up its internal structure. In a business that uses a lot of wooden pallets, preventing the growth of mould is seen... Read More »

Apr 18

11

Choosing The Right Euro Pallet

The European Pallet Associated (EPAL) lays down strict regulations governing how Euro pallets are made and their sizes. Although most pallets conform to the 1200mm x 800mm x 150mm sizing, there are in fact different Euro pallet types. Used pallets are graded according to their quality, and when you’re buying used pallets it’s important to know what the various gradings and descriptions mean.... Read More »

Apr 18

4

Using Euro Pallets for Shipping

Two sets of standards apply to pallets that are going to be used in Europe. First of all, the International Standards Organisation (ISO) sets out the standard sizes that can be used for pallets. Then the European Pallet Association (EPAL) lays down a set of standards that govern how a pallet is built. Together these two standards ensure that when shipping Euro pallets the logistics industry can... Read More »

Mar 18

28

Wooden Pallet Ideas to Increase Space in Your Home

Space saving in the home is a key concern for many a young flat-owner or renter, especially when your floor space is limited. Wooden pallets can be re-used and have excellent vintage-industrial appeal. However, wooden pallets have the added advantage of being versatile. Wooden pallets can be upcycled into all sorts of furniture, from storage solutions to actual seating. Read on as we take a look... Read More »

Mar 18

21

Playful Ideas for using Pallets in School

You may have never considered using a wooden pallet as a creative and useful resource for an early childhood setting - but it is just that. Often found for a few pounds at a recycling centre, or even free of charge, the wooden pallet is a limitless, flexible resource that can be put to great use in a myriad of ways in any environment. Here are just a few ideas. Pallet Gardens Reuse wooden... Read More »

Mar 18

14

Requirements for Shipping Wooden Pallet Packaging

When exporting or importing wooden pallets, there are strict regulations to prevent the pallets, contents, padding or dunnage providing a means for pest species to move from country to country. Having your shipment seized by customs or other agencies while en route can be an expensive business. As you can imagine, there are many regulations around the world, many of them put in place to... Read More »

Mar 18

7

Keeping Pallets Safe This Winter

Winter can take a heavy toll on wood pallets if you do not take the necessary precautions and make the right preparations to protect them. In a perfect world, you would have large open indoor spaces in which to store all store your wood pallets. However, this is not always possible, and you will need to make the most of the outdoor space that you have by taking on board some winter pallet... Read More »

Feb 18

21

Wooden Pallet Bar

In Halifax, an enterprising pub landlord has built an entire bar out of wooden pallets. The opportunity to run this pub is available because, having closed it for a short time, the owner is now selling up and offering it on a lease for about £310 a week. It adds up to about £16000 a year for a ready-made wooden pallet bar with superb environmental credentials. While some may feel the entire... Read More »

Feb 18

15

Treating Pallets for External Use

Brand new outdoor furniture can be pretty expensive, especially if you want to kit out your whole garden. Thankfully, it is entirely possible to kit out your whole garden without spending too much money - you just need to use pallets! You may not think it, but wooden pallets for external use are a great idea as they are so versatile. In fact, the possibilities for pallets are endless: you... Read More »

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