Production of EPAL pallets at a high level in 2019 again

123 million EPAL load carriers were produced or repaired last year Düsseldorf, 9 March 2020 – EPAL’s total production and repair volume continued to increase in 2019 and reached 123 million EPAL load carriers. Compared to the previous year, this is an increase of 1% or 1.2 million pallets more in 2019 (2018 total: 121.8 m.). Looking at … [Read more...]

Signode Displays Octopus “C” Series Automatic Rotary Ring Stretch Wrapper at MODEX 2020

Entry-level compact design loaded with benefits Glenview, IL (March 9, 2020) – Signode, a leading manufacturer of a broad spectrum of consumables, tools, software and equipment to optimize end-of-line packaging operations and protect product in transit, is showcasing a reliable and economical solution for wrapping pallets with the Octopus … [Read more...]

Plasgad to reveal new innovative and reusable packaging solutions at Modex 2020 exhibition

In early March Plasgad will join approximately 900 exhibitors at the Modex exhibition in Atlanta, where it will present its advanced packaging, storage and transport solutions. Visitors to the Plasgad booth (Packaging & Logistics Hall, Booth 6076) will be able to experience first-hand the company’s range of innovative solutions, as well as … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Help Reduce Stretch Film Waste

Manufacturing plants handle tons of products every single day. Since people depend on warehouses to do a tremendous amount of work, warehouse workers aren’t necessarily concerned with waste; however, this important issue must be addressed. Stretch film accounts for 12.2 percent of all plastic in the waste stream every year. Companies are so focused … [Read more...]

Marketing Check-up: 4 Things Your Strategy Must Have

by Hillary Femal, Principal, Freshwater Marketing No matter how big or small your company, a solid marketing strategy focuses your efforts and helps you make better decisions faster.  Without a robust marketing strategy, budget is wasted and growth opportunities missed. So how do you know if your strategy is solid? Check … [Read more...]

ORBIS to Showcase Sustainable Retail Supply Chain Solutions at MODEX 2020

Reusable packaging offers a better way to support supply chains while helping meet sustainability goals OCONOMOWOC, Wis. — March 2, 2020 — ORBIS® Corporation, an international leader in reusable packaging, will feature packaging solutions for the retail supply chain at MODEX 2020, Booth 8419. ORBIS offers reusable packaging products — … [Read more...]

Toray Streamlines Logistics by Adopting Labor-Saving Pallets Fitted with Active Tags

Toray Industries, Inc. reports that it has become the first in its industry in Japan to adopt the Smart Pallet®, employing it for shipping resin products around the nation from January this year. Toray is a producer of fibres, textiles, plastic resins, fine chemicals, films and carbon fiber composite materials, medical products, and more. It does … [Read more...]

Standard for Steel Mesh Containment Panels Used in Pallet Racks and Vertical Storage

The Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA), an industry group of MHI, has published an American National Standard to address the performance and testing of steel mesh containment panels used in pallet rack and vertical storage system applications. The standard, designated as ANSI MH31.1-2019, is intended to create a standardized … [Read more...]

Pallet Alliance to Exhibit at MODEX 2020

Experts from Pallet Alliance will be onsite to promote the company’s IntelliPalletTM technology, the industry’s first IoT-enabled wooden pallet system for greater supply chain & logistics visibility CARRBORO, N.C. – Pallet Alliance, a leading innovator in comprehensive pallet management programs for multi-site manufacturing and distribution … [Read more...]

What Is a Pallet?

The pallet, typically a form of tertiary packaging, is a flat structure used as a base for the unitization of goods in the supply chain. The MH1-2016 standard defines the pallet as a "portable, horizontal, rigid, composite platform used as (a) base for assembling, storing, stacking, handling and transporting goods as a unit load; often equipped … [Read more...]