Reusable Packaging and Pallet News From Around the Web

Pallet and Reusable Packaging Headline Roundup From Around the Web

November 21, 2018. Curiosity and Lots of Pallets Generate Success at Prime Woodcraft

November 20, 2018. RPCs are more sustainable. Here’s why.

November 13, 2018. Beer keg manufacturer Entinox turns to Henkel for pickling process

November 13, 2018. New plastic packaging tax and what this means for plastic pallets

November 13, 2018. Lidl store branded “disgusting health hazard” after snaps show rotting fruit and stained floors

November 12, 2018. The Pentagon is Spending Big on RFID Tech

November 6, 2018. Reinventing the Humble Beer Keg

June 28, 2018. Jettainer signs up for the ten golden rules in preventing ULD damage

June 27, 2018. Are You Paying for the Air in Your Packaging?

June 21, 2018.  Getting the price right — how the right packaging approach can help keep medicines affordable

June 18, 2018. Hemp Plant Planned for Pallet Production

June 14, 2018.  DS Smith launches Made2fit to help reduce e-commerce packaging size

June 13, 2018.  Decathlon Swaps Out Old Reusables for New (with Recycled Content)

June 7, 2018.  Packaging company Monoflo’s partnership with KraussMaffei breeds business success

June 6, 2018.  Greif opens intermediate bulk container facility in Netherlands

June 4, 2018. Macro Plastics partner with Tri-Wall to transform the Automotive supply chain

May 31, 2018.  Amazon’s new codes on boxes encourage re-use

May 30, 2018. China faces ‘staggering’ shortfall in recovered fiber supply

May 11, 2018. Industrial wire containers find use in new applications

February 14, 2018. Report: Cargo theft dropped by 15% in 2017

February 14, 2018. Loading Dock Distractions: Improve Safety by Clearly Communicating Danger

February 14, 2018. Wooden Pallets on Their Way Out?

February 13, 2018. Survey reveals serialization’s potential across industries

February 6, 2018. The damage is (no longer) done

February 2, 2018. Automation and reusability core to supply chain success in 2018 – PSE

January 10, 2018.  Wood pallet, crating manufacturer to invest $1.3 million, create 28 jobs at Holly Hill plant

December 19, 2017.  Coca Cola sets higher green targets for recycling and reuse

December 19, 2017.   BUBL Bag wins with ecommerce packaging at the Scottish Edge Awards

December 18, 2017.  US firm Industrial Container Services buys Dayton Industrial Drum


December 15, 2017. Finding Answers to: No Time, No Tools, No Talent

December 12, 2017. Cleanpal delivers supply chain savings for Freshlinc

December 2, 2017. Famous names get fingers burnt in bonfire of high-tech pallets

November 30, 2017. What New Military Vendors Need to Know About RFID Requirements

November 6, 2017. Business Is Stacking Up – Pallets and Logistics. Vendor perspective from the UK.

October 31, 2017.  Looking for a Circular Packaging Solution? Meet RePack

October 31, 2017. Euro Pool System and LPR Share Pooling Knowledge 

October 24, 2017. PSE Joins FTA Logistics Awards Shortlist

October 18, 2017. Live long and prosper: just how long do RPCs really last?

September 21, 2017. Logistics supplier CHEP invests EUR 600,000 in pallet reconditioning line. CHEP in Romania.

September 20, 2017. How Much Does Custom Packaging Really Cost? Blog post, not news. Doesn’t answer the question but raises several of the variables to be considered in its calculation.

September 19, 2017. Creating a Lean Culture of Accountability. A feature about Rehrig Pacific.

September 12, 2017. How Grocers Can Help Sink Reusable Plastic Piracy.

September 5, 2017. PSE Delivers For Ocado. PSE to provide reusable transport packaging wash and inspection service for the online retail giant.

September 5, 2017. There is big money in the recycled material market and thieves know it.

September 5, 2017. Pilot project connects blockchain and “smart” pallets. Susan Lacefield reports on the collaboration between BASF, emerging pallet technology company AHRMA, and blockchain startup Quantoz.

September 5, 2017. Equipment Report: The Modern Pallet. Modern’s annual look at pallets includes input from Dr. Mark White, RM2, CHEP and ORBIS.

August 31, 2017. Shongai Packaging (Nigeria) exports plastic pallets to ECOWAS countries

August 27, 2017. Connected pallets shown to enable supply chain sustainability. A new study suggests that longer lasting, lighter weight pallets will be more sustainable, especially in conjunction with IoT technology to reduce loss and dwell time.

August 14, 2017. Lantech Applauds Packaging Distributors’ Commitment to Load Testing Pallets

August 11, 2017. The Next Generation of Automated Warehouses

August 3, 2017.  The Next Big Waves in Value Proposition for Reusable Packaging

August 1, 2017. The Push for Reusable Packaging.

July 13, 2017. Pallet Lifetime costs matter. More pallet options necessitate more diligence.

July 25, 2017. Collaboration for Logistics Innovation: An IoT Pallet Designed for a Circular Economy.

July 21, 2017. The Amazon Effect, Recycling Challenges, and Reusable Packaging Solutions

July 18, 2017. Lincoln Hill Holdings Acquires Fibre Tec Partitions, LLC.

July 18, 2017. Futuristic Packaging Technologies to Transform Industrial Packaging.

July 18, 2017. Retailers Say That Wood Look RPCs Increase Sales by 6 to 9%

July 14, 2017. Pallets manufacturer Leap India eyes seven-fold bump in top line in 3 years.

July 13, 2017. Sonoco Releases Cost of Damage Calculator.

July 9, 2017. How smart sensors and the IoT will evolve supply chains.

June 26, 2017, The Waste and Recycling Industry and the Internet of Things. Includes a discussion of the asset tracking systems offered by various leading recycling cart manufacturers.


July 6, 2017, Tosca Uses Hazleton Facility to Bring “Reusable Revolution” to Grocery Supply Chain.  The company recently expanded the size of its Hazelton PA facility in in order to support significant growth and to increase the facilities’ capabilities.

July 5, 2016, Plastic Pallet Factory Burns in Taiwan.  A fire at a plastics factory sent toxic black smoke churning up into the air over Pingtung’s Wandan Township, prompting local evacuation. Still burning after 30 hours.

June 30, 2017, RM2 International Full-Year Loss Narrows, Appoints New CEO. The company has announced that Jasper Judd will succeed John Walsh as CEO and has been appointed to the board effective immediately.

June 30, 2017, LEAP plans to raise ₹100 cr in two months.  LEAP India, a supply chain solutions company, plans to raise ₹100 crore in next two months to enhance its wooden pallet capacity and improve geographic reach. The company currently supplies about one million pallets made of wood imported from Russia and 20,000 containers to over 200 fast moving consumer goods and automobile companies on daily rental basis of ₹1.20-1.60. Typically, the contract for rentals is for three years. LEAP (Leading Enterprise in Advance Pooling) through its in-house software MyLeap tracks the movement of each pallet and places it with another customer once the goods are delivered to the warehouse.

June 30, 2017, Ohio-based CTC Plastics grows by knowing strengths, sticking to them.  An interesting report on CTC Plastics, a Dayton, Ohio-based company that recycles polypropylene and compression molds new plastic pallets.

June 27, 2017, No More Bubble Wrap: Clever Reusable Packaging System Eliminates Waste.

June 26, 2017, How to Reduce Product Damage and Save. Article from Signet discusses unit load wrapping and carton tape best practices.

June 18, 2017, PA Businesses Hit by Rash of Wooden Pallet Thefts.

June 16, 2017, Mahindra and Mahindra Adopts Innovative Supply Chain Packaging.

June 15, 2017, Rethinking the Use of Wooden Pallets Across Global Supply Chains. Makes a case for the Sumo Glove forklift tine attachment, aimed at reducing related damage.

June 14, 2017, Peli doubles the size of its center in Kent. Peli has doubled its UK plant to keep up with demand for its reusable rotomolded and foam products.

June 6, 2017, Molded wood pallets optimize space and shipping costs. Nestable Litco pallets come in full and fractional sizes. They help save space in the plant and in transit for an Ohio pump manufacturer.

June 5, 2017, The Humble Pallet Gets Smart. A discussion of the pallet industry and the opportunity for IoT. The focus is on RM2’s IoT offering.

June 2, 2017,  Active RFID Tracks Kit Carts Through Assembly.  The Wave Reusables Kit Cart Solution has been used by an undisclosed heavy equipment manufacturer for roughly a year, according to Wave Reaction, and has reduced the costs related to kitting cart loss by 83 percent, according to a report in RFID Journal. The customer asked if  “Wave Reaction could provide a solution that would not only track the reusable kitting carts that move from a kitting facility to product assembly, at a separate location, but also link each cart to the items loaded onto it.”

June 2, 2017, Cost-cutting the key growth driver in 2016 as Gefco profits surge. Gefco: “In 2017, our aim is to grow our finished vehicles logistics business, while continuing to develop the overland, warehousing and reusable packaging, freight forwarding, and 4PL expertise by testing new technologies and concluding new partnerships.”

May 31, 2017, The Mighty Pallet: A Supply Chain Powerhouse. This Inbound Logistics feature touches briefly on the 48×40-inch pallet situation for the CPG sector, noting a slight increase in market demand due to increase demand plus catching up on postponed purchase during the recession (Freedonia), the growing importance of recycled pallets as a cost-effective alternative to new pallets, the reluctance of carriers to backhaul empty pallets, the benefits of pooled pallets in terms of quality assurance and compatibility with automation, as well as the case for high quality plastic pallets in terms of food safety, compatibility with automated equipment and durability.

May 21, 2017, ‘Recycling in Australia is dead in the water’: three companies tackling our plastic addiction (Article in the Guardian looks at companies utilizing recycled plastic, including plastic pallet producer, Range International.)

May 16, 2017, Orana pallet factory at Para Hills West to restart production in a week after massive fire (A rare lightning strike fire at a wood pallet operations burns 15,000 pallets in Adelaide, Australia.)

May 1, 2017, Everything Pallets! (Pallet terminology)

May 1, 2017, Buying Used Pallets? 6 Crucial Considerations

April 27, 2017, Plastic 7 and Tecnicarton develop an automotive container (Collaboration between DS Smith and tier supplier leads to innovative solution)

April 16, 2017, Ratto Bros: Diversification gives relevance for a century (Ratto Bros endorses RPC usage)

April 12, 2017,  St. Pete business advocate jumps into crowded city council race (Justin Bean of Reusable Transport Packaging)

April 10, 2017, Plastic Pallet Manufacturer Range finds its mark on ASX

April 5, 2017, Kite expands range of pallet top sheets and gusseted covers

March 30, 2017, NWPCA’s pallet design software produces certified sustainable USDA BioPreferred wood pallets

March 16, 2017, Greenpeace study finds fault with bottle sustainability

March 15, 2017, Reusable Plastic Pallets Offer Long Life Expectancy

March 15, 2017, Orbis showcases bulk container and pallet lines at LogiMAT event in Germany

March 7, 2017, Brambles announces shake-up of North American pallets unit

March 6, 2017, UIC protests at termination of pallet exchange deal

March 6, 2017, Shipping and the Physical Internet

March 2, 2017, The Complete Package

Feb. 22, 2017, Green campaigners welcome Coca-Cola U-turn on bottle and can recycling scheme

Feb. 21, 2017, Do-It-Yourself Corrugated Pallets

Feb. 15, 2017, AT&T to launch network for Internet of Things

Feb. 1, 2017, RDB Pallets produces about 10 million pallets per year

Jan. 30, 2017, Packaging company opens a second plant in Greenville County

Jan. 29, 2017, Cairns man sues Woolworths over serious back injury

Jan. 25, 2017, Goplasticpallets unveils new GoBox 1208 BBCJ pallet container in UK

Jan. 23, 2017, Case Study: Making Strawberries Cool Again (Discussion of post-harvest cooling options for fresh produce and a strawberry case study)

Jan. 23, 2017, Anti-slip dimpled pallets launched by Exporta

Jan. 23, 2017, How Head & Shoulders, Unilever are washing beaches clean of plastic (Discussion of aspirations to increase plastic recycling from 14% to 70% within three years.)

January 2017, Case Study of 2016 Excellence Award Winner Now Available for Download

Jan. 18, 2017, E-Grocery: Challenge or Opportunity for Reusable Packaging?

Jan. 12, 2017, Translating the 5S system to food safety (includes a brief discussion of pallet management in a food production environment)

Jan. 11, 2017, Wine without hassle: Washington state eyes store refills (expansion of growler usage from beer to include wine)

Jan. 10, 2017, Change the Pallet Publicly Releases White House Presentation

Jan. 10, 2017, Axios Mobile and its “educated pallets

Jan. 9, 2017, The Benefits of Waste Tracking and Waste-to-Energy Initiatives (Toyota reusable packaging reference)

Jan. 5, 2017, Is Reusable Packaging the Right Fit for Your Company? (Sponsored Content from UPS)

Jan. 4, 2017, PPS grow turnover to £6m with help of £1.8m investment

Jan. 5, 2017, Smart sensors on automated packaging machines enable Big Data advantages

Jan. 4, 2017, Tank Holding Acquires Agri-Plastics Material Handling Division

Jan. 4, 2017  Ford cancels plans for plant in Mexico as GM defends its position

Jan. 4, 2017, Green Packaging Market: Go Green Trend to hit the Market reaching US$203.1 bn by 2021

Jan. 4, 2017, Corrugated Board Packaging Market Will Continue to Grow by 2020

Jan. 1, 2017, Is Softwood Just as Good (for Pallets)?

Dec. 28, 2016, Pallet Supplier Plans 165 Layoffs in Indianapolis

Dec. 20, 2016, Brambles Announces Appointment of Sean O’Sullivan as Vice President, Investor Relations

Dec. 13, 2016, LPR UK announces new logistics partnership with W.R. Carter & Sons

Dec. 6, 2016, Rehrig Pacific Funds EREF Internship