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We are manufacturing plastic pallets in Saudi Arabia by a unique process called THERMOFORMING. These pallets are very much superior to wooden pallets in many ways. We manufacture pallets of size 1280 mm (L) x 1080 mm (W) and 135 … Continue reading

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Plastic Pallets What are plastic pallets? Plastic pallets are plates which are used for loading and unloading. It facilitates cargo handling, transport, storage and distribution. A plastic pallet consists of load surface which can carry a certain number of cargo … Continue reading

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Purchase price is often the main – and sometimes sole – consideration when choosing pallets. Understandable in a long recession when razor sharp market conditions mean firms must sweat costs and optimize lean. And first-glance cheapness points to wooden pallets. … Continue reading

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The chemical called 2,4,6, tribromoanisole (TBA) has been linked to another contamination claim from Glumetza.  The company filed with the Security Exchange Commission to alert investors and alerted the FDA.  The contamination affects 52 lots of the 500mg tablets which is about 4000 … Continue reading

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Plastic in Pallets
November 10, 2010

Plastic pallets have been first introduced to the market about 40 years ago. Plastic pallets are mainly made of High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE), Polypropylene (PP) and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). Plastic pallets costs are roughly around 3-6% more than similar … Continue reading

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Virtually every product you purchase today in any type of store was probably at one time shipped on a pallet. Pallets are typically square, flat structures on which products are stacked for shipping. The pallets make it easier for machines … Continue reading

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05/27/2010 A recent consumer group study found more harmful pathogens on wood pallets than on plastic pallets. But the study’s director said that does not mean plastic is safer, and she and a wood pallet industry official said no foodborne … Continue reading

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Healthcare Packaging Publisher Jim Chrzan followed a recent LinkedIn conversation in which packaging professionals professed concerns about potential regulatory matters pertaining to the use of plastic or wood pallets. In the conversation, a contract packager (CP) lamented that different customers … Continue reading

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From new competitors to regulatory changes and shifting customer demands, the pallet industry faces an unprecedented level of both opportunities and challenges. Smart companies will take advantage of them. Others will be rolled over by them or even pushed out … Continue reading

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