Reusable Packaging and Pallet News From Around the Web

Pallet and Reusable Packaging Headline Roundup From Around the Web

June 18, 2017, PA Businesses Hit by Rash of Wooden Pallet Thefts.

June 15, 2017, Rethinking the Use of Wooden Pallets Across Global Supply Chains. Makes a case for the Sumo Glove forklift tine attachment, aimed at reducing related damage.

June 14, 2017, Peli doubles the size of its center in Kent. Peli has doubled its UK plant to keep up with demand for its reusable rotomolded and foam products.

June 6, 2017, Molded wood pallets optimize space and shipping costs. Nestable Litco pallets come in full and fractional sizes. They help save space in the plant and in transit for an Ohio pump manufacturer.

June 5, 2017, The Humble Pallet Gets Smart. A discussion of the pallet industry and the opportunity for IoT. The focus is on RM2’s IoT offering.

June 2, 2017,  Active RFID Tracks Kit Carts Through Assembly.  The Wave Reusables Kit Cart Solution has been used by an undisclosed heavy equipment manufacturer for roughly a year, according to Wave Reaction, and has reduced the costs related to kitting cart loss by 83 percent, according to a report in RFID Journal. The customer asked if  “Wave Reaction could provide a solution that would not only track the reusable kitting carts that move from a kitting facility to product assembly, at a separate location, but also link each cart to the items loaded onto it.”

June 2, 2017, Cost-cutting the key growth driver in 2016 as Gefco profits surge. Gefco: “In 2017, our aim is to grow our finished vehicles logistics business, while continuing to develop the overland, warehousing and reusable packaging, freight forwarding and 4PL expertise by testing new technologies and concluding new partnerships.”

May 31, 2017, The Mighty Pallet: A Supply Chain Powerhouse. This Inbound Logistics feature touches briefly on the 48×40-inch pallet situation for the CPG sector, noting a slight increase in market demand due to increase demand plus catching up on postponed purchase during the recession (Freedonia), the growing importance of recycled pallets as a cost-effective alternative to new pallets, the reluctance of carriers to backhaul empty pallets, the benefits of pooled pallets in terms of quality assurance and compatibility with automation, as well as the case for high quality plastic pallets in terms of food safety, compatibility with automated equipment and durability.

May 21, 2017, ‘Recycling in Australia is dead in the water’: three companies tackling our plastic addiction (Article in the Guardian looks at companies utilizing recycled plastic, including plastic pallet producer, Range International.)

May 16, 2017, Orana pallet factory at Para Hills West to restart production in a week after massive fire (A rare lightning strike fire at a wood pallet operations burns 15,000 pallets in Adelaide, Australia.)

May 1, 2017, Everything Pallets! (Pallet terminology)

May 1, 2017, Buying Used Pallets? 6 Crucial Considerations

April 27, 2017, Plastic 7 and Tecnicarton develop an automotive container (Collaboration between DS Smith and tier supplier leads to innovative solution)

April 16, 2017, Ratto Bros: Diversification gives relevance for a century (Ratto Bros endorses RPC usage)

April 12, 2017,  St. Pete business advocate jumps into crowded city council race (Justin Bean of Reusable Transport Packaging)

April 10, 2017, Plastic Pallet Manufacturer Range finds its mark on ASX

April 5, 2017, Kite expands range of pallet top sheets and gusseted covers

March 30, 2017, NWPCA’s pallet design software produces certified sustainable USDA BioPreferred wood pallets

March 16, 2017, Greenpeace study finds fault with bottle sustainability

March 15, 2017, Reusable Plastic Pallets Offer Long Life Expectancy

March 15, 2017, Orbis showcases bulk container and pallet lines at LogiMAT event in Germany

March 7, 2017, Brambles announces shake-up of North American pallets unit

March 6, 2017, UIC protests at termination of pallet exchange deal

March 6, 2017, Shipping and the Physical Internet

March 2, 2017, The Complete Package

Feb. 22, 2017, Green campaigners welcome Coca-Cola U-turn on bottle and can recycling scheme

Feb. 21, 2017, Do-It-Yourself Corrugated Pallets

Feb. 15, 2017, AT&T to launch network for Internet of Things

Feb. 1, 2017, RDB Pallets produces about 10 million pallets per year

Jan. 30, 2017, Packaging company opens a second plant in Greenville County

Jan. 29, 2017, Cairns man sues Woolworths over serious back injury

Jan. 25, 2017, Goplasticpallets unveils new GoBox 1208 BBCJ pallet container in UK

Jan. 23, 2017, Case Study: Making Strawberries Cool Again (Discussion of post-harvest cooling options for fresh produce and a strawberry case study)

Jan. 23, 2017, Anti-slip dimpled pallets launched by Exporta

Jan. 23, 2017, How Head & Shoulders, Unilever are washing beaches clean of plastic (Discussion of aspirations to increase plastic recycling from 14% to 70% within three years.)

January 2017, Case Study of 2016 Excellence Award Winner Now Available for Download

Jan. 18, 2017, E-Grocery: Challenge or Opportunity for Reusable Packaging?

Jan. 12, 2017, Translating the 5S system to food safety (includes a brief discussion of pallet management in a food production environment)

Jan. 11, 2017, Wine without hassle: Washington state eyes store refills (expansion of growler usage from beer to include wine)

Jan. 10, 2017, Change the Pallet Publicly Releases White House Presentation

Jan. 10, 2017, Axios Mobile and its “educated pallets

Jan. 9, 2017, The Benefits of Waste Tracking and Waste-to-Energy Initiatives (Toyota reusable packaging reference)

Jan. 5, 2017, Is Reusable Packaging the Right Fit for Your Company? (Sponsored Content from UPS)

Jan. 4, 2017, PPS grow turnover to £6m with help of £1.8m investment

Jan. 5, 2017, Smart sensors on automated packaging machines enable Big Data advantages

Jan. 4, 2017, Tank Holding Acquires Agri-Plastics Material Handling Division

Jan. 4, 2017  Ford cancels plans for plant in Mexico as GM defends its position

Jan. 4, 2017, Green Packaging Market: Go Green Trend to hit the Market reaching US$203.1 bn by 2021

Jan. 4, 2017, Corrugated Board Packaging Market Will Continue to Grow by 2020

Jan. 1, 2017, Is Softwood Just as Good (for Pallets)?

Dec. 28, 2016, Pallet Supplier Plans 165 Layoffs in Indianapolis

Dec. 20, 2016, Brambles Announces Appointment of Sean O’Sullivan as Vice President, Investor Relations

Dec. 13, 2016, LPR UK announces new logistics partnership with W.R. Carter & Sons

Dec. 6, 2016, Rehrig Pacific Funds EREF Internship