New Softwood Duty Will Have Implications for Pallet Markets

Pallet kits are no longer exempt and will be subject to duty, resulting in more expensive Canadian pallet lumber for U.S. wood pallet manufacturers. This week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of softwood lumber from Canada. The Department of … [Read more...]

Plasgad Introduces New Lightweight Plastic Pallets in Euro and North American Sizes

Plasgad has recently launched two plastic pallets, the 1200x800 mm 805plus and 48x40-inch (1219x1016 mm) 107. These two new models expand the company’s lightweight pallets range. The development of the two offerings was driven by Plasgad’s interest in providing customers a choice from a full selection of solutions to best meet their material … [Read more...]

ORBIS Explores the Benefits of Plastic Pallets for Food Processing Applications

ORBIS reps promote benefits of plastic pallets from a food industry perspective at Promat 2017, including hygiene, automation compatibility and more. Two representatives of ORBIS Corporation, which manufactures reusable plastic packaging, including pallets, spoke on the topic, ‘Selecting the Right Hygienic Pallet for Your Food Processing … [Read more...]

Green Ox® Pallet Technology and AllPak Container Announce Strategic Partnership

Allpak to add Green Ox® corrugated pallets to their product line. Green Ox® Pallet Technology, the exclusive global provider of Green Ox corrugated pallets and the patented Green Ox and Box, has introduced a strategic partnership with Washington-based Allpak Container, a national leader in packaging and display products. Allpak Container … [Read more...]

Brambles Announces Trading Update, Greystone Logistics Reports 65% Sales Boost

Brambles Limited has reported sales revenue from continuing operations of US$4,091.0 million for the first nine months of the financial year ending 30 June 2017, up 4% at actual FX rates and up 5% at constant FX rates over the prior corresponding period. The lower growth on an actual FX basis reflects the strength of the US dollar, Brambles’ … [Read more...]

The Role of the Half Pallet

The Benefits of Half Pallets Explored A half pallet is one that comprises half the footprint (length x width) of a conventional pallet. Half pallets, along with quarter pallets and one-eighth pallets are also sometimes referred to as fractional or modular pallets. In North America, for example, where the 48x40-inch pallet is standard, half … [Read more...]

WeePallet Looks to Get a “Drop” on the Competition

WeePallet says its plastic pallets have passed a 100-meter drop test. Guangdong, China – WeePallet has announced that its plastic pallets have passed a 100-meter quality test. This is after the nine legs plastic pallets were dropped from a height between 120 to 150 meters off the ground. The tests were conducted by the WeePallet quality … [Read more...]

Roundup: EPAL Offers Guidance on Pallet Exchange Practices, More Counterfeit UIC Pallets Reported

Pallet exchange can offer a simple, effective approach to pallet management. But vigilance is also required to ensure that pool quality is not diluted by the acceptance of inferior pallets, which can lead to increased replacement and operating costs, as well as safety concerns. Such has been the case with EPAL, the European Pallet Association in … [Read more...]

CHEP Customer Ideation Sessions Unlock Supply Chain Optimization and Packaging Performance Opportunities

CHEP expands scope of ideation sessions to uncover greater customer opportunities to increase efficiency, decrease damage, reduce costs and improve sustainability. Customers saved more than $1 million with CHEP Packaging Performance Solutions. During a presentation at ProMat, CHEP’s Ben Eugrin, Director of Supply Chain Solutions, and … [Read more...]

RM2 Pallet Company Exhibits for First Time at Expo Agro Sinaloa, Targets Food Supply Chain

RM2 BLOCKPAL now manufactured in Mexico by Jabil Mexico. RM2 International, the vertically-integrated innovator in pallet development, management and supply is pleased to announce it will present their BLOCKPal™ pallets for the first time at Expo Agro Sinaloa in Cuilican, Sinaloa, Mexico from April 5 to April 7 in booth P45. “RM2 is … [Read more...]