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What are the advantages and disadvantages of various pallets?

Pallets are very important in the modern logistics. And there are various kinds of pallets in the market, such as wooden pallet, bamboo pallet, multi-layer pallet, plastic pallet, steel pallet, paper pallet, presswood pallet, and so on. This article will detail the advantages and disadvantages of various types of pallet, from the famous presswood pallet machine manufacturer from Shanghai, Shanghai Pallet Machinery Co., Ltd.

Wooden pallet

wooden pallet

Advantages:

  • 1.1 Cheap price.
  • 1.2 Simple maintenance.

Disadvantages:

  • 1.1 It is not fireproof and waterproof, and easy to damp and perishable.
  • 1.2 It needs fumigation or heat treatment when one-time export packaging materials, so as to raise additional costs and extend the clearance time.
  • 1.3 It needs to cut down a large number of forests that the production of wooden pallet, on the contrary, it is not green and environmental friendly.

Bamboo pallet

Bamboo pallet

Advantages:

  • 2.1 Free fumigation.
  • 2.2 Recyclable, and easy to repair.
  • 2.3 Competitive price.
  • 2.4 Waterproof, anti-insect, and mildew proofing.
  • 2.5 The strength and bearing capacity is significantly higher than the wooden pallet.
  • 2.6 The flexibility to produce a variety of specifications and size of pallet, according to the requirements.

Disadvantages:

  • 2.1 The cleanliness of appearance to be improved.
  • 2.2 There are burr and flashing in the edges.

Multi-layer pallet

Advantages:

  • 3.1 Free fumigation.
  • 3.2 Clean appearance.

Disadvantages:

  • 3.1 Low bearing capacity.
  • 3.2 It is not fireproof and waterproof.
  • 3.3 There is a large number of glue in the production process, so it can not be exported to the market which has strict formaldehyde emission requirements.

Plastic pallet

Plastic pallet

Advantages:

  • 4.1 Free fumigation.
  • 4.2 Clean appearance, easy to clean, and easy to disinfect.
  • 4.3 The service life is 5-7 times than the wooden pallet.
  • 4.4 Recyclable and reused.
  • 4.5 No nails without burrs, non-toxic and tasteless, acid resistance, alkali resistance, corrosion resistance, no rotten, no combustion, and no static spark.
  • 2.6 The flexibility to produce a variety of specifications and size of pallet, according to the requirements.

Disadvantages:

  • 4.1 High cost.
  • 4.2 Low intensity, and poor impact resistance property.
  • 4.3 Great limitations of structure and size, and low the flexibility of specifications.
  • 4.4 The certain requirements of environment temperature (-25℃ to 40℃).<

Paper pallet

Paper pallet

Advantages:

  • 5.1 Flat appearance.
  • 5.2 Lighter weight.
  • 5.3 Free fumigation.

Disadvantages:

  • 5.1 Low bearing capacity.
  • 5.2 It is not fireproof and waterproof, and easy to damp, so it can not be used in the warehouse for a long time.

Steel pallet

Steel pallet

Advantages:

  • 6.1 Free fumigation.
  • 6.2 Strong structure, high bearing capacity, and strong impact resistance.

Disadvantages:

  • 6.1 Heavy weight.
  • 6.2 Easy to rust, and easy to corrode.
    6.3 Expensive, and can only be used in specific industries.

Presswood pallet

Presswood pallet

Advantages:

  • 7.1 Free fumigation.
  • 7.2 Firm structure.
  • 7.3 Waterproof, anti-insect, mildew proofing, pest control and antibacterial.
  • 7.4 Recyclable and reused.
  • 7.5 Low cost of raw materials, and easy to get.

In a word, presswood pallets are more and more popular, because of environmental friendly and recyclable. Meanwhile, the market share of presswood pallet machine will be larger and larger.

If you want to know more about presswood pallet machine, please contact us.

Shanghai Pallet Machinery Co., Ltd
Contact: 0086 18521590671
Web: https://www.palletmach.com/
Email: sales@palletmach.com

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