What is a pallet?
A pallet or Euro pallet is used for storage and bundled transport of heavy goods. These pallets are usually moved by forklift trucks. When shipping by means of a pallet, the exact dimensions, that is, width and length must be specified. An industrial pallet is 1200 x 1000 mm and a Euro pallet is 1200 x 800 mm.
The different types of pallets:
- Disposable pallets are made for one-time use and therefore do not have a long shelf life.
- Wooden pallets must be specially treated and marked and are mostly made of softwoods
- Plastic pallets are quick to clean and very weather resistant and are therefore often used in the hygiene and food industries
- Pallets made of corrugated cardboard are very inexpensive, but not very resistant to weather conditions