A rise in demand for 1200mm x 1200mm plastic pallets drums up business
Sales of “square” 1200 x 1200mm pallets have risen in recent months thanks to growing demands from companies within the liquids and chemicals sector, according to a release from Goplasticpallets.com, the UK’s leading independent supplier of plastic pallets.
Goplasticpallets.com states that the increasing need for this specific type of pallet is due to its favorable, square shape. As a result, the company’s 1200 x 1200mm pallet line has become increasingly popular for handling drums of liquids, powders, and other ingredients. This trend especially holds true where the use of IBC’s (Intermediate Bulk Containers) and road tankers is not appropriate. Such circumstances include variables such as the rarity and price of the ingredient, or it being sourced in smaller quantities, from a number of different suppliers or countries.
Designed for heavy handling and fast turns within returnable pallet scenarios, the uniform shape is ideal for transportation and storage, especially for heavy, cumbersome containers that often prove difficult to handle.
Historically, the 1200 x 1200mm “square” pallet has been used by chemical manufacturers, who for various reasons predominately use 205-litre drums, and more recently plastic barrels. These types of containers are well suited to this design and size of pallet because each pallet can comfortably hold four of these large drums or barrels at a time.
In particular, the APB 1212 HRR 6R Drum has been designed for this application, with blocks molded into its frame to locate four, 205-litre drums.
The robust design offers superior strength and its distinctive size also makes it suitable for handling and storing big (FIBC) bags, weighing up to 1250kgs safely in racks.
With over 30 years of experience, Goplasticpallets.com has crafted a range of 1200 x 1200 plastic pallets to suit all applications from light to heavy duty. This range of pallets also offers the choice of an open or closed deck, three or six runners and, additional safety and anti-slip features.