EPAL CP pallets requirements were fully met in consultation with users from the chemicals industry
Düsseldorf, 6th April 2020 – After many discussions with users in the chemicals industry, the European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) has implemented their requirements for EPAL CP pallets and included them in the EPAL Technical Regulations. In addition, the EPAL CP pallets have undergone many intensive practical trials in the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML’s Dortmund packaging laboratory. The test results substantiate the EPAL CP pallets’ optimum functionality for bagged goods and drums and thus conform with the complex requirements of the chemical industry for high-quality wooden load carriers.
Christian Kühnhold, CEO EPAL: “The feedback from users in the chemicals industry on the amended technical requirements was positive in all the talks, and we had a high level of acceptance and support for the EPAL CP pallets. We’re now entering the race with the EPAL CP pallets.”
EPAL CP pallets fully comply with the demand for IPPC – ISPM 15-treated and dried quality pallets, which fulfill the safety requirements of the chemicals industry. The illustrations and descriptions of the nine different EPAL CP pallets (CP1–CP9) can be viewed here.
EPAL first announced that it would support quality-assured EPAL CP pallets in November 2017. The move began the process of introducing the nine CP pallet specifications to the EPAL portfolio of products. In the past, EPAL noted at that time, price competition and the lack of independent quality assurance have often meant that chemical pallets have not met the requirements for the safe transport of chemical products. Previously, EPAL had often been asked by stakeholders of the chemicals industry, it said, why there were no EPAL chemical pallets.
In June 2018, EPAL announced that Covestro would be the first large chemical producer to trial EPAL’s newly licensed CP Pallet range with the intention of deploying them at the company’s European locations.
EPAL has also launched its new iPAL website, as announced below: