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From Beginning to Advanced: Blogs on Industry and Manufacturing

Greetings! My name is Adam. I work in the advertising industry as a brand developer. I also teach surfing lessons and spend a lot of time volunteering with an animal hospital. When I was on a gap year, I took a job in a pen factory. Through that experience, I learned a great deal about how pens were made, but I also learned a lot about industrial work and manufacturing in general. In this blog, I plan to write about all aspects of these topics, and I hope that this information is interesting and informative to you. Please, grab a tea and start looking around. If you like my blogs, share them. Thanks.

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Why Your Export Pallets Should Be Made From Plastic

by Daniel Wilson

If your business relies on manufacturing and production, you need pallets for an assortment of applications. From distributing your products to warehousing, pallets are critical to the transportation and safe storage of your goods. However, with the myriad of options available, you may be confused as to which material will be best suited to your business. While timber and steel may initially seem like viable options, you may want to consider the benefits of leaning toward plastic pallets. The following piece illustrates a few of the compelling reasons why plastic should be your choice material for your export pallets.

Plastic pallets facilitate easy transportation 

When compared to both steel and wooden pallets, plastic is much lighter. And this lightweight nature benefits transit in various ways. For starters, being a light material means that the pallets will be easier to handle. Hence, your workers will be more productive when employing plastic pallets. Secondly, the lightness of the pallets translates into reduced wear on the equipment that you utilise to move the pallets around, be it in a warehouse or when being relocated for shipping. Lastly, since the pallets are not heavy, you will not be charged exorbitant shipping fees, which in turn will bolster your bottom line!

Plastic pallets provide you with the decreased cost of ownership

To minimise your operation costs, it is likely that you intend on re-using your pallets repeatedly. However, if you plan to have your pallets for the long term, you should also factor in the maintenance costs. One thing to note about wooden pallets is that they will eventually start to crack and splinter. Hence, you should be prepared to engage in routine repairs of the pallets are to retain their integrity. Steel pallets, on the other hand, may not crack as their wooden counterparts do.

Nonetheless, they will be vulnerable to corrosion, and the rust could jeopardise the quality of the products you put inside them. Plastic pallets do not pose any of these problems. While the initial purchase price of the plastic pallets may be higher than that of wooden pallets, you can be assured that the plastic pallets will not cost you a lifetime of maintenance expenses.

Plastic pallets ensure customer satisfaction   

Shipping your products can put your goods at an increased risk of damage. The constant handling that the pallets endure can lead to some deformities on the packaging depending on the materials that you pick. For example, the chance of wood splintering means that the products will arrive at your customers' looking unappealing. Plastic pallets decrease the risk of deformed pallets, which in turn will increase the chance of customer satisfaction.

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