There are literally hundreds of types of wood, which are suited to a range of purposes. Hardwoods such as mahogany, maple, oak, teak and walnut are classic examples of ancient woods often used in former times to make furniture; however, softwoods such as pine, Douglas fir, spruce and yew are used in many more applications, with pine being the most widely-grown and used wood today and often... Read More »
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.
1. What is a pallet?
A pallet is a commonly used device for moving and protecting all kinds of goods. It is... Read More »
Often in construction projects there’s a need for some sort of material. A material suitable for load-bearing construction applications, sheathing, walls, flooring or roof decking. Luckily for builders and DIYers alike there is such a material. This material is known as OSB Sheet Material. In this ultimate guide we’ll learn what oriented strand boards actually... Read More »
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 »
Amazingly, wooden pallets were used for transporting goods as far back as ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. So far as Western history is concerned, the first patent was filed in 1924. Although it feels like they’ve been around forever, they didn’t take off until the 1960s, at the same time as “juggernaut” lorries and container ships. Standard Euro pallets were defined in 1961.
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Wooden pallets are ubiquitous and versatile, making them perfect for rehashing into new items such as furniture. For the DIYer looking to embark on their next craft project, wooden pallets are an invaluable resource to have to hand. Before you start transforming a wooden pallet, however, there are a few essential things to know.
1. How To Choose The Right Pallet For Your DIY Project
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Storing wooden pallets in a warehouse is a lesson in efficiency and logical thinking. You need to ensure you can store as many pallets as possible in the space you have. But you also need to make sure you can retrieve the pallets with ease. In the following, we have outlined seven different pallet storage methods. These are: 1. Block stacking
2. Stacking... Read More »
How Are Wooden Pallets Made?
Wooden pallets are commonly used worldwide. They play an important part in storage and transportation for many businesses and industries. However, many people don’t know how wooden pallets are made or what material is used for certain pallets. So we thought it would be a good idea to answer this question. Travelling through the manufacturing process, from which... Read More »
Pallet collars are a modern and efficient replacement for traditional wooden boxes. This is your ultimate in depth guide for all things Wooden Pallet collars. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about the world of Wooden pallet collars. It is divided up into 7 easy to access chapters breaking down and answering all your possible questions, such as whether... Read More »
Just because a wooden pallet has reached the end of its life transporting goods all around the world doesn’t mean it’s become useless. Far from it in fact. Over the last few years pallets have become a bit of a star in the interior decorating and upcycling space. People have used old wooden pallets to create fantastic furniture and structures. It’s a great way... Read More »
Many organisations have long praised the benefits of bespoke wooden pallets. As with anything which is custom made, bespoke wooden pallets come with specific tailoring options and customisations which are designed specifically for the task in hand. This includes not only adjustments to size or altered dimensions, but also adaptations to their material make up, durability and how repairs are... Read More »
If you were to sit and reflect on the history of the wooden pallet, it wouldn’t take long to realise that the widely used standard wooden pallet has not gone through much change over the years. The wooden pallet continues to be one of the most popular packaging items, and it is unlikely this is going to change any time soon However, that being said, innovation in the pallet world is... Read More »
Recent industry reports have shone a light on the wooden pallet market as one which is experiencing noteworthy growth. In inexplicably uncertain times for the logistics industry, this forecasted growth is undeniably promising, however it has led many in the industry looking for more detail on exactly what is driving this impressive growth.
Increased Construction Activity
It is reported that the... Read More »
There are a number of different reasons as to why unwanted or broken pallets can begin accumulating. Whether it’s the result of some business premise renovations, construction sites or refuse areas. The challenge for anyone faced with reams of pallets is to be able to identify which ones need to be disposed of, which can be repaired and which ones may be suitable for recycling. For those... Read More »
Supply chains are becoming increasingly more complex. This is partly due to the expansion of global markets, product storage keeping units, variety of shipping and distribution methods and rising customer expectations. And as this happens companies are attempting to improve supply chain efficiency and sustainability. To do this companies should evaluate their shipping and distribution... Read More »
In recent years, global warming and climate change have been the subject of much debate and controversy. It has often been thought of as a problem of the future. But as the science has become clearer and a consensus across the globe grows impossible to ignore, the debate has shifted towards solutions. In response, the international community has developed and introduced a range of... Read More »
The global climate is changing, and will continue to change, in ways that affect the planning and day to day operations of businesses. In some parts of the world, like Florida and Switzerland, these shifts in climate are already starting to have an effect on the environment and wildlife. To combat this change in our climate, businesses around the world are taking steps to invest in... Read More »
Pallets and pallet collars are two of the most important solutions that are used to fulfil all of the requirements of high quality product transportation. You may have heard the term before, but what exactly are pallet collars? And what are the benefits of using them alongside your wooden pallets?
What Is A Pallet Collar?
Pallet collars are a modern and efficient replacement for traditional... Read More »
In recent years, global warming and climate change have been the subject of great debate and controversy. It has often been thought of as a problem of the future, something that won’t impact ‘our’ generation. But as the science has become clearer and consensus across the globe grows impossible to ignore, the debate has shifted towards solutions and how we can respond as a planet. In... Read More »
The closer we get to Brexit, the further away it seems. Meaningful defeat after meaningful defeat, slowly parliament seems to be creeping towards leaving the European Union. After almost three years of negotiations, how we leave is still anyone's guess. Earlier this month, it was reported that the government were to hold emergency talks with distributors across the country in relation to a... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Natural wood needs protection from the elements and from infestation whether it is used in construction, building panels, playground, kitchen appliances or heat treated pallets. The risks of infestation and deterioration are greater if the wood is used outdoors and has to survive constant contact with moisture, heat, cold and insects. This is particularly the case with low durability softwoods... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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. There are common pallet delivery terms... Read More »
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:
It is important to ensure that all the items are able to fit within the dimensions of the chosen pallet, without overhanging... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »