REDwire A primer on the pros of aluminum pallets

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pallet is a structural base used to hold, store or transport commercial cargo, products or freight.

Also known as a skid, a pallet is used to conveniently pile and handle items; as a stackable carrier of commodities, a pallet keep items stable because of its flat surface that provides support for heavy items.

Forklifts, hoists and front loaders move and lift pallets for easy storing or transporting of goods within a warehouse or stockroom. The standard size of pallet is 40" x 48" with a weight of approximately 38 pounds, which can hold a fixed load of more than 12,000 pounds.

Not all pallets are created equal

The standard types of pallets constructed include single face, double face non-reversible, double face fully reversible and double face four-way entry. While pallets are traditionally made from wood or plastic, trending in pallet industry circles is manufacturing pallets using aluminum as the base material.

Feel the appeal for aluminum steel by reading the following advantages of using this type of material for your next pallet project:

Top seven benefits to aluminum pallets

  • Skid-resistant
  • Non-absorbent
  • Fire-retardant
  • Damage-proof
  • Resilient to heat and cold
  • Lightweight yet durable for heavy duty loads
  • Can be painted, marked or anodized for easy identification

When shopping for your next pallet, be sure to estimate the dimensions of freight that will be used on the pallet, as well as the approximate weight to ensure the proper pallet size and capacity for your particular storing and transporting needs.

Need more pallet pointers?

Holocene Solutions is on the scene since 1991 helping industrial clients with their steel containers, drums and pallet needs. Specialized in professional standards such as ISO, ASME UN and IAEA, Holocene Solutions manufactures customized aluminum and stainless steel products for our chemical, nuclear and pharmaceutical clients that is unmatched by the competition.

Visit us today in our Montreal, Quebec office or contact Holocene Solutions directly for more information to learn more about our wide range of uniquely tailored services.


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