Over the last few decades, companies have been switching from wood pallets to plastic pallets. There are many different reasons for this switch, including cost, function, and environmental reasons. Although the initial cost of a plastic pallet may be higher than that of a wood pallet, recyclable plastic pallets last much longer. This allows companies to purchase fewer pallets over time and ultimately saves them money. Plastic pallets can also be designed for almost any function.
Plastic pallets are not simply used for single use and then recycled; they are also used for returnable packing. Returnable packing allows a company to purchase the pallet once and reused them for years. Since the pallets are nestable, the pallets take up less space on the return trip, often equating to less freight costs. This means that plastic pallets will directly reduce shipping costs for most companies. Therefore, plastic pallets overall a better value than wood pallets because plastic pallets are a more durable, cost-efficient, and environmental sound than wood pallets.
Distribution Pallet: custom thermoformed plastic pallet is reinforced with a steel frame. This design allows for the pallet to provide a measure of plastic flexibility while incorporating the strength of steel to provide the rigidity needed for edge racking (Eliminates the need for wire decking). CEC is able to assist with eliminating the concerns for damaged pallets that shut down conveyor systems or fall out when wood or injection molded pallets are used.