Reusable Packaging Repair or Rebuy? Questions with Answers from Allen Plastic Repair (APR)

  How does your company handle storage and shipping? Depending on the task, one-time use containers might be an option, but it’s likely that reusable containers could offer a more sustainable and cost-effective solution. If you’re already using reusable containers or considering it, there’s another question to consider: should you repair … [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...]


After a long history of providing fire-retardant plastic pallets, ORBIS has developed its own proprietary material that also is FDA-compliant ORBIS®  Corporation, an international leader in reusable packaging, recently developed and launched Proliant™, a fire-retardant plastic material for use in select plastic pallets. It is approved by Factory … [Read more...]

Gunilla Beyer, 1948 – 2017

TIMCON was sad to recently announce that its colleague and friend Gunilla Beyer of the Swedish Forest Industry Federation (SFIF) had passed away unexpectedly at the age of 68. She had only recently retired to enjoy time with her children and grandchildren. Gunilla was dedicated to the wood industry, spending 40 years working in the Swedish wood … [Read more...]

Standard Pallet Sizes in Inches and Centimeters; the Strategic Importance of Choosing the Right Size

A review of standard pallet dimensions, why standard sizes are important in supply chain operations, and a list of pallet standards resources. There are a number of standard sizes for pallets being used in the United States and internationally. They vary between countries, as well as between industries. This article lists standard size … [Read more...]

Five Forgotten Pallet Management Tips from World War ll

One seldom tapped resource for reusable pallet and container management best practices is to look in the rearview mirror. Over the years I’ve talked to veteran and retired managers of in-house pallet programs who had the pallet management game mastered. Unfortunately, the management expertise reaped by these programs often ends up lost as … [Read more...]

Clip Strip Corp. Announces the Innovative “Pallet Floor Protector”

Clip Strip Corp., a global leader in products for retail merchandising, is expanding its offerings beyond Point of Purchase (POP) merchandising to include store asset protection and improved pallet mobility. The company has just announced the release of its newest product, the Pallet Floor Protector. The innovative item raises pallets .35” off of … [Read more...]

Cut the Scrap! 8 Ways to Get Rid of Unwanted Pallets and Crating

Looking to dispose of wood pallets and packaging? You can get rid of scrap pallets or crating material quickly with a little planning. The accumulation of scrap wood pallets, dunnage and wooden crating is a problem for many facilities. In a perfect world, you would be able to quickly the used pallets, but depending upon your supply chain, … [Read more...]

Two or Four Way Pallets?

 John Shawyer, the author, is Director of Associated Pallets. He explains the basic differences of 4-way and 2-way pallets. To the uninitiated eye, a pallet is simply a pallet. We're aware of wooden pallets in use in DIY stores or see them supporting tinned goods in the supermarket, but how many of us know the difference between a two-way pallet … [Read more...]

PECO Pallet Celebrates 20 Years of Quality and Service

PECO Pallet Inc., a pooled pallet provider based in Irvington, New York, recently celebrated its 20th year in business. Over the last two decades, the company has grown from a cooperative effort of regional pallet recyclers and manufacturers into a North American leader in pallet pooling with an outstanding reputation for delivering high-quality … [Read more...]