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...]

The Case for Robotic Assembly of Custom Wood Pallets

To thrive in business today, companies must respond to increasing customer demands. “As trends for stronger, more durable and sustainable pallets grow, the need to accommodate high mix - low volume production is essential for manufacturers wanting to stay competitive,” said Doug Wenninger, President, and CEO of Alliance Automation, LLC (Van … [Read more...]

SRS launches new half pallet made with recycled pallets

Svenska Retursystem has launched a new half pallet that is manufactured in Sweden from a blend of end-of-life SRS pallets (50%) and virgin resin (50%). This means that the half pallets will have a closed circular material flow, in the same way that the company's return boxes (RPCs) have enjoyed for many years. "Our mission is to streamline and … [Read more...]

Lightning Technologies Composite Pallet Powered by Athlete Investors

Pooling news briefs Lightning has raised $55 million from 50-plus investors Composite pallet company Lightning Technologies was featured recently in Crain's Detroit Business (Oakland County company aims to build a better pallet, with help from athlete investors): Today, Owen is the millionaire owner of a new industrial pallet … [Read more...]