Adtec Enterprise offers the best solution in pallets and packaging components for any type of storage, shipment, forwarding or exportation and for internal use. We provide a wide range of products, pallets manufactured from different materials, such as Presswood and plastic pallets.
We stress our pallets suitable for exportation, pest and moisture free and no need of additional treatments, according to the Phytosanitary ISPM15 Regulations.
Our pallets are highly used in exportation, they are transport and storage price competitive, ecological, hygienic and they stand out by their quality finishes.
Pallets are useful to business and logistics in a very large manner.
No matter what industry of the business, as long as they are logistically dependent, pallets serve an important role in supply and demand economics for the storage safety, distribution and stock arrival of goods during transportation.
Businesses that have a good system of management of the pallets tend to be more effective and efficient than those that are without it.
The size and structure of the pallets are important factors on the most important daily processes of the business.
Other significant factors include the safety, delivery time, storage efficiency and loading and unloading duration.
With the correct choice of pallet system of implementation, businesses can be prevented from unnecessary time wastage or even products and profit costs in case of unsuitable systems.
What are pallets?
A pallet is a flat structure that is used as a support base for packaging and transporting goods through a supply chain.
Pallets help to stack, protect and transport materials when they are handled by equipment transport such as pallet jacks and forklift trucks.
Pallets are produced from many different types of materials – wood, plastic, metal and paper.
The most common material used in the manufacturing of pallets is wood, because it is cheap.
Though the material is stiff, wood can be easily made into various sizes of products as per requirements.
Plastic-made pallets are also well-received because they are durable, easy to clean and have exemptions from ISPM 15 standards.
Paper pallets are used because they weigh light and are clean.
A spill pallet is a bunded pallet that is designed to hold containers of liquid items, such as oil and fuel, usually in a drum with a capacity of about 205 litres.
Such pallets help to catch any leak or spill that may come out of the container in case of any inconvenience, such as flammability, caused to the public.
Normal pallets do not function as enhanced as spill pallets as the latter are normally made for chemical spill protection.
Benefits of spill pallets
Spill pallets help to keep businesses that work with liquid chemicals safe from any unforeseen chemical disasters.
They help to catch any leaks or spills that the containers may accidentally emit, so as to prevent from posing risks to employees at the workplace.
Another good feature of spill pallets is the moveability between destinations. Usually they are moved via pallet jacks and forklifts.
They are arranged neatly inside each other so they can be easily stored without taking up so much storage space.
Spill pallet applications
A cleanup from a hazmat spill can be costly or time wasting.
The spill pallets can help to collect the spills and make cleanup easier while at the same time, protect the workers and environment from any harm that may arise.
Hence, it saves time, money and effort in cleaning up spills.
Such spills can be very hazardous or even poisonous to people.
Spill pallets help to form a first line of defence against such harmful spills and so they allow workers to handle without worry about the risks.
Spill pallets are typically used for drums, jerry cans and intermediary containers.
Some of the industries that often use them are chemical and petrochemicals, food and beverage and pharmaceutical.
Heat treated pallets
Heat treated pallets are pallets that are heated to a high temperature of 140 degrees for a minimum duration of half an hour.
The pallets are originally made of wood material which comes from an organic source – trees.
Heat treated pallets are made to help to stamp out insects, wood diseases and other forms of pests that may come into contact with the pallets.
Normal pallets do not have that advantage.
Heat treatment of pallets is part of the phyto-sanitary process to curb the introduction of pests of plants and trees.
Benefits of heat treated pallets
Heat treated pallets are good because they can be reused after once to facilitate international goods shipment.
Because once the insects and other pests are killed off, it becomes harder for the spread of such unwanted pests on the pallets.
Normal pallets without heat treatment may be subject to risks of wooden parts being eaten off by such pests, or decay by other unknown sources.
There are other benefits of heat treated pallets.
They help to decrease the moisture content and make the pallets lighter in weight and hence, the freight costs cheaper.
They help in handling safety through the minimisation of chemical-related health risks.
They also help to preserve the life span of wood. But more importantly, they reduce transmission risks of parasites or cross-contaminated goods across territories.
Heat treated pallet applications
In some countries like Canada, it is required by law for pallets to be compliant with ISPM15 standards.
This means that the pallets have to be heat treated in order to ship the products overseas.
Once successful heat treatment is applied, the pallets will be certified with approved IPPC stamp that is in compliance with ISPM15 standards.
During imports of products using pallets, there are documentations to prove that the pallets are certified. Without them, the products do risk quarantine or rejection of entry at the customs.
Companies shipping products using wood packaging mainly normally require heat treated pallets for shipment use.
Industries which are most certainly using heat treated pallets are food and pharmaceutical ones. This is because they have to prevent any risks of mouth intake infections more urgently.
Standard size pallets
Standard size pallets are pallets which are usually 48″ x 40″ in dimensions. They are also called GMA pallets. Next common forms of standard size pallets are 42” and 48” square sizes.
Like normal pallets, standard size pallets are normally made of wood and plastic.
Benefits of standard size pallets
Standard size pallets can help to make operations in pallet racking easier. They also help in warehousing storage solutions.
Manual handling by human labour can be dramatically reduced with the use of standard size pallets.
Also, worker injury can be mitigated if standard size pallets are handled properly.
Standard size pallet applications
In situations of unrefrigerated docks, standard size pallets can help to reduce the risk of temperature exposure effect on perishable goods, such as food and medicine.
Standard size pallets are normally used for food grocery industries. Cement and military industries also use them frequently.
They are typically made of plastic, as the name suggests. They help in facilitating the mechanical handling of goods that are done via forklift, jack and front loader.
Typical normal pallets are made of wood and plastics are just substitutes of them.
Plastic pallets are free from fumigation requirements during export, and are half the weight of wooden normal pallets.
Benefits of plastic pallets
As pests are normally not attracted to plastics, heat treatment is not required. This lowers the cost and time hassle requirements before the use in shipment.
Aside from being free from heat treatment requirements, plastic pallets are considerable longer term investment when compared to wood.
This is because they last 10 times longer than wood. Even old and broken plastic pallets can be recycled to make new pallets.
This makes such use environmentally friendly and reduced wastage.
Plastic pallets are easy to clean so they can lead to high hygiene standards. Its light weight can help save on freight and shipping costs and facilitate easier transportation from place to place.
Safety in handling is also a factor in using plastic pallets, not just due to being pest-free, but also due to no splinters, protruding nails or sharp objects often existent in wooden ones.
Plastic pallet applications
The common types of plastic pallets are small plastics, large plastics, injection molded, thermoformed and green plastic pallets.
Similar to heat treated pallets, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, construction, chemical and electronic industries are some of the industries that rely heavily on plastic pallet applications.
Especially for pharmaceutical and food companies, hygiene standards are more important.
The plastic pallets are easy to maintain and sanitize. Contamination can be mitigated to least risk too.