BUY PLASTIC PALLETS FOR TRANSPORT AND STORAGE
Rotomshop UK is an online specialist for high-quality plastic pallets. We have plastic pallets for every type of transport and storage. Feel free to take a look in the webshop to see which specific pallet is best suited for your application.
PROPERTIES OF PLASTIC PALLETS
Every plastic pallet is in principle just as strong compared to wooden pallets. Ultimately, the intensity of your transports and your logistics process are the most important factors in deciding what is the best choice for you. That is why we first discuss the properties of plastic pallets. Rotomshop UK offers this material pallets in all sizes and of various quality.
The quality of a pallet made of plastic mainly depends on the raw materials used, the thickness of the plastic walls and the pressing pressure. These elements determine the overall quality of the pallet in question. Then that determines the carrying capacity of the plastic pallets. At Rotomshop UK, all pallets are always made of the highest quality.
Now that you are aware of the properties of the pallets made of plastic, we at Rotomshop UK want to reflect on important specifications. For example, it is important to know if a pallet is made of PO plastic or HDPE plastic. The pallets are made by an injection moulding process. Moreover, these plastic pallets do not have separate parts that are connected to each other by nails or screws. The lack of this type of loose components ensures that these pallets are very strong.
In addition, you should know that a plastic pallet is more difficult to damage than a wooden pallet due to its rounded shapes. As a result, plastic pallets cause almost no disruptions in your logistics process. Since there are no loose components, screws, splinters and broken boards cannot occur. In addition, there is an environmentally-conscious advantage of pallets made of plastic. Broken plastic pallets are recycled in their entirety. This makes these pallets less harmful to the environment. After all, a new plastic pallet can be produced with the remains.
However, we also have to make a note when using plastic pallets. For example, repairing a pallet made of plastic in the event of damage is reasonably expensive. This is therefore often seen as a disadvantage compared to the wooden variant. The repair of plastic pallets must be done by specially certified companies. They are in possession of a type of welding equipment with which they can weld and repair the plastic.
PLASTIC VERSUS WOOD
Wooden pallets are generally the most used in the logistics sector. This is mainly because the wood is relatively cheap. In addition, it is an excellent raw material in terms of recycling. Wooden pallets are often used in an open pallet system where the original shipper does not get them back. In a closed pallet system, also known as pooling, preference is given to plastic pallets or just the wooden EPAL euro pallet. The exchange of empty plastic pallets is based on mutual agreements. In addition to possible repair costs, this is also a factor that decides which pallets are the best option for you. There are several internationally operating pallet pool systems. The most famous is that of the H1 hygiene pallet.
TOP EDGES AND COVERS FOR PLASTIC PALLETS
Rotomshop UK also has Plastic Lids and Plastic Pallet Collars for the plastic pallets in the range. With the help of these related products, you can make a crate or a pallet box in no time. This way your products are easily protected against dust, dirt and impact damage. For example, you can stack the products up to a height of approximately 140cm by means of, for example, a collar for your pallet complete with plastic stacking corners and a matching lid. You mainly use the lid to easily stack your pallets without causing damage.