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  • Good Pallet Practice


    Many countries have legislation that requires pharmaceutical and medical device companies to follow Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Distribution Practice (GDP) guidelines to ensure the proper production and distribution of medicinal products for human use. In Europe, the EU GDP guidelines (94/C 63/03) offers companies guidance on personnel, documentation, premises and equipment, deliveries to customers, returns and self-inspections. Guidelines fail, however, to address one key element in the distribution process: the use of pallets. Continue reading
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  • Gets Bigger and Better’s rapid growth over the last few years has resulted in the company expanding its warehouse facility in Eastbourne, East Sussex, which now stocks an even greater range of plastic pallets and containers.

    The warehouse expansion has made it possible for to double the volume of products it holds in stock, allowing the company to offer customers the widest selection of plastic pallets and containers available in the UK and fulfil orders quicker than ever. Continue reading
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  • The Changing Face of Pallets

    We’ve come a long way since 1924 and the invention of Howard T. Hallowell’s simple skid pallet. In particular, innovations in the plastic pallet industry in the last 10 years have been plentiful, with pallets being created in an increasing number of sizes, weights and styles for use in a growing number of applications.

    With every year comes a new challenge and looking ahead to 2012, two major factors I foresee influencing the pallet industry are biomass demand and carbon reduction targets. Continue reading
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  • HDPE or PP but which material is best? are continually advising clients of what Materials Handling products would be most relevant for their application and this extends outside the large stocks of Plastic pallets, KLT’s, Tote Boxes, Nesting and Stacking Containers and Euro Boxes to the most appropriate materials. Our Materials Handling containers are predominantly manufactured from either High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) or Polypropylene (PP) and the choice of material is dependent on the required application. Continue reading
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  • Don’t Fall Foul of Pallet Export Regulations

    It is hard enough to secure export orders at the moment and port authorities delaying consignments on wooden pallets won’t help. But this risk can be avoided, says Jim Hardisty, Managing Director at

    Most exporters will be aware that timber pallets travelling between over 40 different countries must be specially heat treated and officially accredited in accordance with the international regulation ISPM15*, which covers the import and export of timber pallets. However, they might not know that ISPM15 compliance issues have stalled supply chains on a number of occasions in the last few years, resulting in goods exported on wooden pallets being seized by overseas port authorities. Continue reading
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  • Range extended with KLT containers has added to its extensive range of plastic boxes with KLT containers.

    The KLT range is a modular family of containers designed to meet the demands of automated logistics and materials handling systems.Manufactured to VDA standards approved in Europe by the automotive industry, the containers are most widely used in the production and distribution of car components. Continue reading
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  • The Winning Formula has raced to pole position as a supplier to the motorsports industry following orders for its plastic containers from three Formula 1 racing teams.

    Mercedes GP Petronas F1, Lotus Renault GP and 1Malaysia F1 Team (also known as Lotus Racing) have ordered a variety of different products from including its large rigid pallet boxes and containers from the company’s Attached Lid and Euro ranges. Continue reading
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  • GoPlasticBoxes @ Fruit Focus and will return to Fruit Focus this year on stand 92 to urge fruit growers and retailers to put hygiene first when selecting containers and pallets.

    Russell Smith, Business Development Manager of, said: “Wooden pallets have recently come under scrutiny in the United States following an examination of 140 wooden pallets in which 33% tested positive for foodborne pathogens including the deadly bug, Listeria. Cardboard containers present similar safety concerns, as they are more susceptible to mould than other packaging materials. Continue reading
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  • Put Hygiene First at pro2pac is urging food and drinks manufacturers to put hygiene first when it comes to selecting a supplier of containers or pallets, ahead of this year’s Pro2Pac exhibition at ExCel London, March 13-16. Continue reading
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