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Ultimate Guide to Wooden Pallet Collars

09 Nov 2019


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 they are treatable, recyclable and reusable?

The Ultimate Guide will end with an overall summary bringing together everything you need to know about wooden pallet collars.


Chapter One – What are pallet collars?

Chapter Two – Are pallet collars treated?

Chapter Three – What are pallet collars used for?

Chapter Four – Are pallet collars recyclable?

Chapter Five – Are pallet collars reusable?

Chapter Six – How to use pallet collars?

Chapter Seven – Do I need pallet collar hinges?

Chapter Eight – Conclusion

Chapter 1- What Are Pallet Collars

You may be asking what is a pallet collar and how does it differ from what I am currently using?

So to begin this ultimate guide we need to explain what a pallet collar is exactly!

Pallet collars are a new and efficient replacement for traditional wooden boxes. Constructed from four to six wooden boards with metallic hinges in each corner to hold the boards together.

The pallet collar works as a substitution for the classic wooden boxes. This modern way of transporting goods more efficiently could be extremely beneficial for your company.

The hinges allow the pallet collar to be collapsed when not in use. This has contributed to their growing popularity where such factors are very important in successful logistics operations.

Pallet collars are placed on top of traditional pallets to form box type storage.
The beauty of pallet collars is that they’re super flexible in construction which has allowed pallet collars to stand out from other alternative storage solutions. Their construction ensures that they can be adapted to suit different heights and sizes.

Which can be perfect for your business needs!

There are four standard manufacturing heights: 100mm, 200mm, 300mm, 400mm. These array of heights means it’s possible to closely match every single package to their contents.

The most common material for pallet collars is softwood which provides the necessary quality, though other materials can sometimes be used.

Chapter 2 – Are Pallet Collars treated?

Many Pallet Collars need to be treated in order to comply with governing regulations.

All of our Pallet Collars come ISPM15 Heat Treated and comply with all current regulations governing ISPM15, we hold large stocks, competitively priced for immediate dispatch throughout the UK.

Why do my pallet collars need to be treated?

It is needed in order to be ISPM 15 compliant. Heat treatment is one of the few officially approved approaches which meets ISPM 15.

This is because heat treatment successfully eliminates all of the following pests:
Lyctidae (with some exceptions for HT)
Bursaphelenchus xylophilus

This illustrates the effectiveness of heat treatment in eradicating harmful insects from wood packaging materials. Stopping them from being transported around the globe.

When choosing your Pallet Collar do make sure it is treated and ISPM 15 compliant.

Chapter 3 – What are Pallet Collars Used For?

Simply, Pallet collars are used to protect your products while in a pallet. They provide easier transport for the pallet and can allow more products to be stored.

Due to their unique design, wooden pallet collars can be a great tool for saving space, both in warehouses and whilst transporting cargo. By using collars you will also be able to stack your wooden pallet more efficiently without worrying about damaging your cargo.

The additional protection offered by pallet collars isn’t just another way preventing damage, it can also make the storage more efficient. Since they are easily collapsible, pallet collars don’t take up any additional space while they are not in use.

Another benefit of using pallet collars is how they can help your business cut costs and save money. Pallet collars can help to reduce the risk of damage to your pallets and products during transportation, meaning you’ll have less replacements and repair costs in the mid to long-term.

From storage to delivery, pallet collars are helping companies keep their products safe whilst reducing costs.

Chapter 4 – Are Pallet Collars Recyclable?

One eco-friendly option is to recycle the pallets, along with any accessories, such as pallet collars. Recycling has seen an upswing in recent years due to the growing social awareness about conserving natural resources and reducing waste. Due to this, it’s not out of place for enterprising people to convert industrial items for other purposes.

One potential option for pallet recycling is to convert the pallets into home furniture. Turning pallets into loungers or bed frames is one option, other options include tables, playhouses, and shoe racks. These options may require some skills in carpentry, but are otherwise feasible and relatively easy to build. The internet also provides step-by-step guides for making furniture using re-purposed pallets.

Whether they’re hardwood or plastic, pallets have a great use within the warehouse.Their versatility and functionality can also make them excellent for conversion and as a recycled material. Due to their industrial uses they have a relatively short lifespan for businesses. However, this does not make them obsolete, their potential and need to be reused and recycled is great.

This leads us perfectly onto the next chapter. Are the pallets reusable?

Chapter 5 – Are Pallet Collars Reusable?

Around the world it’s estimated that around two billion pallets are used every day, and that’s not counting the ones lying around depots and factories awaiting reuse or recycling.

Re-purposing of items like pallets and pallet collars by companies is becoming widely incentivised due to the environmental benefits to do so. Carbon footprints are a serious issue among big companies and as a result, many companies are working on lowering their carbon footprints to avoid sanctions brought on by government laws regarding waste management and to gain economic advantages in the process.

So are pallet collars reusable?

The simple answer is Yes! Pallet collars similarly to pallets themselves have a multitude of different uses.

Pallet collars offer great solutions for business that are looking for that “what’s in it for me?” value. Transforming pallets into reusable, resizable, with no waste generation is what wooden collars have to offer.

Pallet collars hit on all the major trends for packaging in 2019. They are reusable, and they are fully recyclable when they reach the end of their useful lifespan.

Chapter 6 – How to use Pallet Collars

Collars can be stacked on top of each other to create a container of the required height that are held together with hinges. By stacking pallet collars on simple pallets it is possible to form a protective box for a specific height. The adjustable height makes this type of packaging easy to use while it can be adapted for different situations and different products, with less unnecessary space taken.

Pallet collars have many uses outside of industrial usage too. They can be used or reused in many DIY projects or in everyday household furniture.There are many advantages to using pallet collars in your garden as raised beds and planters.

They’re inexpensive for one, in comparison to tailor-made wooden planters (although garden centres and homeware stores are cottoning on to this trend now, selling pallet collars at elevated prices and calling them ‘rustic wooden raised beds’ and such).

Pallet collars are also quick and simple to use – they’re essentially ready-made, so you don’t need to build a garden box from scratch and you don’t need any assembly.

So wooden pallet collars have a multitude of different uses that can be brilliant for both your home and your business.

Chapter 7- Do I need Pallet Collar Hinges

The Last Chapter of our Ultimate Guide to wooden pallet collars answers an important and frequently asked question; Do I need Pallet Collar hinges?

As this guide has said before the efficiency added by pallet collars can provide many benefits to your business in both costs and transportation. The simple, flexible construction is what allows pallet collars to stand out from other storage and transportation solutions. It also ensures the usage of pallet collars that differ in heights and sizes in order to adjust the needed capacity of every individual packaging.

Chapter 8 – Conclusion

So there we go. The Ultimate guide to wooden pallet collars.

Everything you could and would want to know about pallet collars.

We now know what they are, why they’re so good and what we can use them for.

We’ve discussed the heat treatment process as well as different markings and what they mean.

We even highlighted some of the more unusual benefits and the potential recycling of them.

Including some ideas of what you might use them for!

Hopefully we’ve answered all your questions and filled in all the possible gaps.

We’ve helpfully answered a few FAQs below for you if you have any further questions.

Thanks for reading!

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