Pallets are a very important component in many types of industries and commercial and retail sectors. At the most basic level, a pallet is nothing more than a flat structure that is capable of supporting heavy industrial loads, boxes, and raw materials etc. Pallets are used to store and transport various types of material on. Pallet covers are used to protect the items on the pallet from dust, liquid, and weather elements etc.
Pallets are designed to be easily loaded on to trucks and other types of vehicles to facilitate transportation. Goods that are placed on the pallets can be secured with the help of straps. These pallets can easily fit into long-distance trucks and container ships which make them a very handy piece of storing and transporting equipment.
Years ago, pallets were mainly built from wood. However, these days they are also made out of plastic, composite, cardboard and metal. Plastic pallets, though expensive, are much better than their wooden counterparts. These pallets are easy to transport and are indicative of the loads they bear. These pallets are very durable and though they may cost more they can be reused.
Plastic pallets are safer than wood as there are no nails, splinters and sharp corners. These pallets are generally lighter than wooden models and are easier to handle. The smooth surface of plastic pallets is easy to clean with solvents, steam or water. They are also more resistant to things unhealthy things such as bacteria, fungus and insects. Plastic pallets are made to be stacked on top of each other so they also save you storage space.
Most plastic pallets last up to 10 years and can be used over and over again. They can also be stored outside as they are not likely to deteriorate because they can withstand temperatures between -40 degrees Fahrenheit to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Plastic pallets are also good for the environment as they can be recycled when they are no longer useable.
Plastic pallets are color coded according to their weight bearing capabilities and various other factors. Plastic pallets are very easy to transport because their flat surface allows them to be moved with the help of trucks or human strength. These pallets are extensively used in the manufacturing and logistics sectors for transporting supplies and spare parts.