Why Wooden Pallets?

When pallets and skids were first constructed, years ago, they were constructed using wood products. Today, pallets and skids are constructed out of a variety of materials such as cardboard, plastic, steel. While corrugated pallets, plastic pallets, and steel pallets are utilized in a variety of industries, wooden pallets continue to dominate the market both in the United States, and around the world. Despite the variety of pallet materials out there, wooden pallets continue to be the most common pallet manufactured and used in today’s industries. So why is that wooden pallets are so popular? There are a number of factors that keep wooden pallets and wooden skids at the top of shipping and packaging manager’s lists:

  • Wooden pallets are economical, with the lowest cost per use.
  • Wooden pallets are reusable.
  • Wooden pallets are durable.
  • Wooden pallets can be designed for any use in any industry.
  • Wooden pallets are easy to prototype.
  • Wooden pallets can easily be custom designed.
  • Wooden pallets represent a good balance between strength, stiffness, durability, functionality, and purchase price.
  • Wooden pallets work well in most automated environments.
  • Wooden pallets are biodegradable.
  • Wooden pallets are recyclable.

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