Reusable Packaging News e-magazine is the industry's leading independent source for reusable packaging and pallet information. To read or subscribe, click here. Reusable Packaging Update is the weekly e-blast for, featuring the latest news pertinent to reusable packaging and pallet products and services. To subscribe, … [Read more...]

Reusable Packaging and Pallet News From Around the Web

Pallet and Reusable Packaging Headline Roundup From Around the Web July 21, 2017. The Amazon Effect, Recycling Challenges and Reusable Packaging Solutions July 18, 2017. Lincoln Hill Holdings Acquires Fibre Tec Partitions, LLC. July 18, 2017. Futuristic Packaging Technologies to Transform Industrial Packaging. July 18, 2017. Retailers Say … [Read more...]

Heavy-duty Dolav DFLC holds 750 kg

  A genuinely hygienic, heavy-duty, folding large container has arrived. The new, Dolav DFLC is made with easy-to-clean base and sides as five removable parts. Each is a one-piece, single-skin polypropylene moulding with integrally moulded hinging and interlocking edges. There is nowhere for dirt or contamination to hide and with its FDA … [Read more...]

The New KAUP Discharging Device – The non-hydraulic solution for emptying Euro pallets and grate boxes

  The new KAUP Discharging Device T167S has been designed and manufactured by KAUP for emptying boxes on Euro pallets with a pallet frame and emptying grate boxes. The Discharging Device has been developed for companies that may only require intermittent use of this type of attachment. It is a cost effective solution for infrequent or … [Read more...]

Food waste is at historic highs: U.S. Department of Agriculture funding research, awards $992,996 to ASU

Researchers from ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business will explore solutions to food waste through two unique research projects funded by the USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. The first project will test online marketplaces and mobile apps. These emerging sharing economy companies could help farmers, restaurants, retailers, and … [Read more...]

ISRI Statement on China’s Intent to Ban Most Plastic Scrap Imports

China has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intent to ban the import of certain scrap materials by year end, according to an announcement of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). Among the items included on the list are most scrap plastics (“including polymers of ethylene, styrene, vinyl chloride and PET…”), mixed … [Read more...]

Scott Group Celebrates 30 Years of Service

  Things have come a long way since I first visited Scott Timber in 2004! (Click here for a trip down memory lane.) Founded in Scotland in July 1987 at a sawmill in Gargunnock, Stirlingshire, congratulations are in order to the Scott Group as it celebrates its 30th anniversary this summer. It will be marking the occasion with a number of … [Read more...]

The Pallet Stops There, The Cost Stops Here

"Why can't we just all get along?" Jack Nicholson asked the Martian invaders in his role of U.S. President in the 1996 movie Mars Attacks!  That was just before he got zapped. When it comes to reusable transport packaging, the good news is that we can. The challenge is to set the correct framework of asset accountability in place to make it happen … [Read more...]

What Is a Pallet?

The pallet, typically a form of tertiary packaging, is a flat structure used as a base for the unitization of goods in the supply chain. The MH1-2016 standard defines the pallet as a "portable, horizontal, rigid, composite platform used as (a) base for assembling, storing, stacking, handling and transporting goods as a unit load; often equipped … [Read more...]

Pallet Pools Offer Public Warehouses New Service Opportunities (Historic Reprint)

from D & W, January 1945 is pleased to present another key article from the formative years of palletization. After the war, between one and three million surplus pallets may be disposed of by the government. Commercial shipments of palletized unit loads are expected to become common. Some pooling method for … [Read more...]