Free Pallets – Ten Places Where to Find Free or Low Cost Pallets

  Wondering where to find free or low-cost pallets? I often receive inquiries about where to find such pallets to start a home craft project, or more steady sources of used pallets to generate work as a pallet street vendor or a pallet recycling business. Pallets available at no cost typically include unusual sizes, small qualities, or … [Read more...]

CHEP UK Has Introduced Bluetooth Sensors to Quarter Pallets

  CHEP, the leading FMCG and retail end-to-end supply chain specialist, has introduced small Bluetooth sensors to its quarter pallets in the UK, which are used as promotional displays by manufacturers and retailers. It follows the success of the technology in Germany where manufacturers have experienced significant upturns in new customers … [Read more...]

DS Smith Plastics Exhibits its Portfolio of Returnable Packaging at ProMat Expo 2019 Chicago Booth N6245, April 8-11

DS Smith’s AkyPak® brand of reusable packaging and containers are known for their durability and flexibility in design and sealed rounded edge sleeves. DS Smith Plastics, Extruded Products is inviting transit packaging influencers to visit their booth at ProMat Expo 2019 Chicago, where they will have their line of reusable packaging, sleeve … [Read more...]

EPAL Records 121.8 Million EPAL Pallets Produced and Repaired in 2018

EPAL ended 2018 with over 100 m EPAL load carriers produced and repaired for the third consecutive year Düsseldorf, March 12, 2019 – In 2018 EPAL again achieved a positive result with 121.8 m EPAL load carriers produced and repaired. Compared to the previous year, this is an increase of 5.2% (2017 total: 115.8 m units). If you consider … [Read more...]

FEFPEB Statement: Preparing for a “No Deal” Brexit

In the absence of an agreement by the end of March, the UK’s departure from the European Union will mean that ISPM-15 requirements will come into effect, immediately. FEFPEB, in a release from 22 February,  called for a one-year phase-in period in general, and a two-year phase-in for pallet pools. Wooden pallets and packaging move the world, … [Read more...]

Unilode, Safran and OnAsset complete the development of a breakthrough solution for the seamless integration of digital Bluetooth tags in aviation pallets

Unilode Aviation Solutions, Safran and OnAsset Intelligence are proud to announce the successful completion of their joint development project that has delivered the world's best and unique form factor, corner piece and attachment method for the digital enablement of aviation pallets, which is an essential element in Unilode's digital … [Read more...]

Global Wood Packaging Website Launched

  March 8, 2019 – A collaboration of allied wood packaging organizations and representatives from around the world are proud to announce a new website launch, globalwoodpackagingforum.org. The Global Wood Packaging Forum website offers a clean, modern design, easy navigation, and helpful tools and resources for wood packaging professionals … [Read more...]

Introducing the Tive Solo™: Tive Releases $29 Single-Use Supply Chain Tracker

New low-cost single-use tracker provides real-time visibility across the supply chain while eliminating reverse logistics challenges CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Tive, Inc., a provider of in-transit supply chain tracking solutions, has announced the release of its new tracker product: the Tive Solo™. The Tive Solo is a $29 single-use supply chain tracker, … [Read more...]

History of the Forklift

This article from The Palletizer, a U.S. Naval magazine for suppliers during the Second World War, reviews the history of the fork truck, up to the mid-1940s. The Palletizer was a key communication medium of the Navy to share materials handling best practices with its suppliers.   History of the Fork Truck Handling advantages once … [Read more...]

Western Pallet Association Members Share Their Thoughts Regarding Pallet Facility Automation

Attendees heard that one of the key points about automation is providing a better experience for employees rather than replacing them at the Automation Panel: Investments with Best Returns, which took place at the 2019 WPA Annual Meeting in Rancho Mirage, California. Panel participants included (from left to right, photo above) Jorge Erosa of San … [Read more...]