As every pallet application is unique, it is difficult to provide definitive rules as to which style of pallet is most appropriate. However, the following guidelines are intended as a basic guide.
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Generally offer, low loading capacities, at low prices. Ideally suited to air freight, export, one way consignments, and floor standing storage. Not suitable for pallet racking.
As above - but with some limited use on pallet racking.
Generally offer, higher loading capacities, at mid range prices. Ideally suited to air freight, export, one way consignments, and floor standing storage. Not suitable for pallet racking.
With permanent runners, these pallets offer increased loading capacities, at mid range prices, but with higher net weights. A universal midrange pallet, suitable for many applications, and in "closed loop" environments will provide many years service. Suitable for racking in one direction, as the runners are always on the long side. (Within loading capacities).
As above - but with increasing loading capacities.
Bi-directional racking flexibility, provided by the full perimeter base, plus increased loading capacities, makes these pallets highly suitable for all-round applications in any distribution environment. Excellent life expectancy in "closed loop" scenarios.
Whilst all styles of plastic pallets are suitable for use in hygienic areas, for the food and pharmaceutical industries, the construction of true Hygienic Pallets produces a 100% smooth structure - which can be easily cleaned, and has no spaces or gaps where deposits or bacteria germs can build up. These pallets are at the top of the price range.
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