Selecting a Plastic Pallet or Box
One of the benefits of choosing plastic pallets, pallet boxes or plastic small containers is the wide range of products to choose from. However, with so many options available, it can be difficult to know which product is the right one for you and your application.
We've created this simple overview of the different level of strengths, product styles, key features and optional extras available to aid your pallet selection process. For more advice, call our specialist team or read our top tips for choosing the right plastic pallet for your requirements.
|Optional||Plastic Pallets||Pallet Boxes||Small Containers|
|Static Load Maximum weight the pallet can withstand when placed on a solid, level surface.||Up to 10,000kg||Up to 7,000kg (max. stack load)||Up to 500kg (max. stack load)|
|Dynamic Load Maximum weight the pallet can accommodate when being moved by a forklift.||Up to 2,000kg||Up to 1,000kg||Up to 50kg|
|Racking Load Maximum weight the pallet can accept in racking.||Up to 2,000kg||Up to 1,000kg||N/A|
|Product StyleThe type of plastic pallet, pallet box or container available.||Nestable, Display, Medium duty, Heavy duty, Hygienic, Non-perimeter (three runners), Full perimeter (five or six runners)||Rigid
|Colour *Colour availability is subject to order quantity||Black and grey,
|Black and grey, blue, red, green, yellow, white, beige*||Black and grey, blue, red, green, yellow, white, beige*|
|Pallet Deck or Box Structure Type Open deck or perforated container walls: Allow water drainage when wet, better airflow and easier manual handling <br/ > Closed deck or solid container walls: Superior hygiene and easier to clean||Open deck
|Solid or perforated||Solid or perforated|
|Optional lips The majority of plastic pallets come with 6mm lips as standard, although in many cases these are optional.||Yes
Standard 6mm high
22mm lips available on automotive pallet
Plastic pallets are usually manufactured from either Virgin or recycled HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) or PP (Polypropylene).
The material is usually dependent upon the proposed application. Virgin materials are recommended for hygienic use or high performance. They are also more attractive, however recycled materials offer a more economic and environmentally friendly alternative.
HDPE offers good shock absorbing performance, even in very low temperatures.
PP Retains it's robust structure at higher temperatures, providing excellent performance on racking.
|Recycled and virgin:
|Recycled and virgin:
|Operating temperature Pallet loading capacities and performance can be adversely affected when used in extreme temperatures. As there are so many variables involved, make sure to state that your pallets will be used in extreme operating temperatures. Temperature guides are subject to load.||
HDPE (and PE): -30°C to +40°C
Can be cleaned at up to +80°C
PP: -20°C to +60°C
PO: must be kept dry
|Anti-slip surfaces In some exceptional circumstances, anti-slip surfaces may be required to reduce product movement.||Optional addition on some pallets||N/A||N/A|
|Optional additions All additions are subject to order quantity||Screen Printing
Optional pallet lips
|Screen and Hot Die Printing
|Screen and Hot Die printing