Pallet Statistics: Pallet Sizes Becoming More Standardized in the U.S. Market

This article has been updated with the most recent pallet production statistics available. New wooden pallet industry statistics have been made available, resulting from cooperative research projects involving NWPCA, Virginia Tech and USDA Forest Service. One of the projects looked at wood pallet disposal at landfill locations and pallet … [Read more...]

Interest Grows in Circular Pallet Practices

As timber costs rise and interest in circular economy grows, innovative new circular pallet solutions are emerging. by Karen Hunter, SCOTT GROUP Progressive businesses committed to sustainability are looking to their pallet supply chain to deliver better value. Simply supplying a quality, new timber pallet is no longer enough to satisfy … [Read more...]

A Culture of Label Freaks!

Over 40 years ago, the Founder of Mold in Graphic Systems had a vision. Mike Stevenson simply saw the world through a different set of lenses, and that character trait hasn’t diminished. In Mike’s world, stickers, decals, and pad printing weren’t intended to simply be “good enough.” “Measuring up” to the status quo wasn’t a part of the plan. In the … [Read more...]

New Research Reveals 95% of Wood Pallets Are Recycled

Significant gains have been made in landfill avoidance QUICK STATS  Only 1.8% of all wood landfilled by a MSW landfill and 5.6% landfilled by a C&D landfill were wood pallets Only 25.39 million wooden pallets were landfilled in MSW and C&D landfills in 2016 compared to 178.5 million landfilled in … [Read more...]

CHEP to Invest $240 Million in Pallet Repair Automation

Wooden pallet repair has traditionally been a very labor intensive and manual enterprise. CHEP is not a newcomer to introducing automation to the repair process, and it intends to accelerate that process through strategic investment. In fact, CHEP initiated its automation journey in Europe more than a decade ago, noted Carmelo Alonso-Bernaola, … [Read more...]

Plastic Pallet Buyers Guide: Supplier List

Are you looking for a plastic pallet vendor? A first step is to consider the challenges you face in your supply chain application and understand the options that best fit your needs. Here is a list of plastic pallet suppliers that will help expedite your search. As word of caution, while Pallet Buyers Guide has relationships with several of … [Read more...]

Menzies saves money with plastic pallets

When time-critical logistics business Menzies Distribution was looking to reduce its logistics costs and improve internal supply chain processes, it turned to who provided a long-lasting plastic pallet solution, as well as invaluable product advice. Best known for its newstrade distribution, Menzies has been serving … [Read more...]

Dealing with Disruption: Three Key Skills Revealed by IGD Chief Executive

From bitcoin, blockchain, robotics and artificial intelligence to climate change, sugar taxes, social and political change, the food and grocery industry is dealing with disruption on an unprecedented scale, according to Joanne Denney-Finch, Chief Executive of international grocery research organization, IGD. In a speech delivered today at … [Read more...]

What’s causing a shift from traditional materials to flexible packaging types?

Smithers Pira identifies the key reasons why flexible packaging is continuing to increase in popularity with consumers and brand owners Consumer, retail, and technology trends have contributed to a gradual replacement of rigid pack formats by flexible packaging during the last decade or so. This trend is outlined in Smithers Pira’s new report - … [Read more...]

Transport Packaging in Industry 4.0

To download the whitepaper, Transport Packaging for Industry 4.0, click here. Over the last 50 years, the world’s supply chains have undergone an unprecedented transformation. What was once a manual operation of moving assets from sender to receiver has become a technology-based practice that transfers the right product to the right places at … [Read more...]