The above test results are from the Center for Unit Load Design at Virginia Tech, the world’s leading
authority on testing pallets and unit loads.
Most people probably don’t believe pallets are very complicated, but
Virginia Tech has been testing pallets and their load bearing capacities for
more than 40 years.
Since World War II, one company after another has re-designed their pallets in efforts to develop a “super” pallet. Over the years, innovations have included the adoption of a wide array of specialized materials. Nonetheless, despite the decades of innovation, the wood pallet still dominates the US market.
However, this year a new hybrid wood pallet called the GreenBlock Pallet has entered the US market.
The secret to cutting transportation costs is using less wood on every pallet that moves through your supply chain. Because of the GreenBlock Pallet’s modularity, it allows each manufacturer to design a pallet that balances key factors of strength, stiffness, weight, safety and sustainability with lower cost. Manufacturers can adapt this pallet to best serve the company’s purposes and better manage costs.
We encourage all customers to design a pallet that fits their specific needs in terms of durability, weight, strength, and cost. We also caution customers not to over invest or spend more money than absolutely necessary on their pallets.
That said, it is critical that you select a pallet design with enough strength to support the unit load, withstand forklift operations, and work with your racking system. A collapsed pallet can cause significant product damage or worker injuries and can even shut down your plant’s operations. We’ll work with you to design a GreenBlock Pallet optimized for your needs, while holding down your costs.