Say goodbye to wood.
Wood pallets are cheap to produce. So it's no surprise that 95% of the shipping pallets used in the
U.S. are wood. But that dominance is coming to a close. In terms of strength and stability, wood
pallets simply can't compete with steel pallets. Wood pallets lack the strength for heavy loads, and
the rigidity necessary for racking applications. Wood pallets' high flammability produces an increased
risk of fire. And because wood pallets are organic, they can host insects, bacteria and other
Plastic is not all it's cracked up to be.
Plastic pallets are often touted as the next-generation shipping solution. And while plastic does offer
a few advantages over wood, it's not nearly as strong and durable as steel. Plastic pallets can bend
and sag under heavy loads, making them a poor choice for racking applications. And they can’t stand up
to the rigors of trucking and warehousing the way steel pallets can. And if a fire breaks out, plastic
melts and burns, further fueling the fire.
For real protection, nothing beats steel.
Steelpac pallets take what comes, turn after turn, and still do the job. They work harder, last longer,
and improve operational efficiency. Steel pallets make sense in today's lean manufacturing environments,
where the parts of the system need to be as precise as the parts of the product. Completely
non-combustable, Steelpac pallets won't burn in a fire. Rackable, stackable and durable, Steelpac
pallets are the smarter choice for material handling.