Here are the reasons why I made the replacement:
- cost reduction
- improve safety at the workplace
- advantages offered by polyethylene pallets
Polyethylene pallets are reusable. According to my experiences, shelf-life of those pallets are in average more than 10 years. However, not all polyethylene pallets are same. You have to be careful when making pallet selections.
There are several things you have to consider to answer this question, “Which polyethylene pallets are safe to reuse?”.
Which Polyethylene Pallets Are Safe To Reuse?
Please look at the polyethylene pallet shown on the left side. This is polyethylene pallet that are used in my workplace. The pallet is used mainly for storing Can filled with 30 liter product. Total load weight is 1.4 ton.
They still exist until now and have been used for more than 10 years ago. They are durable, chemical resistant and have multi functions. Beside for finished goods storage, those polyethylene pallets can also be used for others materials.
Polyethylene pallets are safe to reuse since they are made of high density polyethylene (HDPE).
Beside reusable, polyethylene pallets offers other advantages including:
- Made of polyethylene
- easy to clean
- no loose nail problem
- resist to most chemical. Read polyethylene chemical resistant chart here.