CHEP Launches First-Ever CarbonNeutral® Pooled Platform in North America

Every CHEP pooled 40x24 inch half pallet is carbon neutral every time it is used; platform honored as Environmental Initiative of the Year at Industrial Pack 2018 this month. CHEP investment in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley Reforestation Project has offset 926 metric tons (2.1 million pounds) of carbon emissions, equivalent to planting a … [Read more...]

Industry Concern over Timber Availability Prompts Record Turnout for TIMCON

A general meeting of the Timber Packaging & Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) saw a record turnout last month, as members of the sector and the wider forest-based industry gathered to discuss unprecedented shortages of timber. The Manchester event heard of the “serious challenges” affecting availability of timber, particularly of the smaller … [Read more...]

ORBIS® Features Plastic Vs Wood Pallet Life-Cycle Analysis at MODEX 2018

ORBIS also is showcasing totes for e-commerce applications and the latest in bulk packaging OCONMOWOC, Wis., USA – April 9, 2018 – ORBIS® Corporation, an international leader in reusable packaging, is helping attendees refine their pallets at MODEX 2018. At its booth,ORBIS is hosting an exclusive “Refine Your Pallet” chocolate tasting while … [Read more...]

Metal Manufacturer, Fabrication Shop Benefit from New, Automated Orbital Wrapper

TAB Wrapper Tornado Eliminates Product Damage from Load Shifting in Transit Reading, PA, April 9, 2018 -  Full-service metals manufacturer DeWys Manufacturing, Marne, Michigan, has cut its order return rate by upwards of 50 percent since replacing its horizontal turntable wrapping machine and manual hand-wrapping methods with the automated TAB … [Read more...]

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...]

The Results Are In: Growers that Partner with CHEP and IFCO Increase Efficiency, Reduce Costs and Generate Impressive Sustainability Returns

CHEP and IFCO collaborative “fresh” supply chain solutions highlighted at Viva Fresh 2018. Leading growers Melon 1, Tanimura & Antle, Pure Flavor, Grimmway Farms, Wholesum Harvest benefit from innovative supply chain solutions. SAN ANTONIO, Texas – April 6, 2018 – The fresh food sector is experiencing phenomenal growth that requires a … [Read more...]

CHEP Wins Environmental Initiative of the Year Award at Industrial Pack 2018

Unanimous decision by awards’ jury honors CHEP’s leadership as the first pooling company in North America to offer customers a carbon neutral solution. As a circular and reusable platform, every CHEP half pallet used is carbon neutral. ATLANTA – April 5, 2018 – CHEP, a Brambles company, received the Environmental Initiative of the Year … [Read more...]

New Best Practice Resources Available to Help Build the Right Foundation for Effective Equipment Control

Building the right foundations for effective equipment control starts with finding and supporting the right Equipment Controller Sydney – 5 April 2018 – Two new best practice resources developed by CHEP Australia in collaboration with its supply chain partners are now available to help organisations build the right foundations for effective … [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...]