– Lightness: the pallet in 120×80 cm 4-way honeycomb cardboard weighs only 2 kg compared to 15/20 kg of traditional wooden pallets and this facilitates handling with evident reduction in transport costs.
– Robustness: in tests carried out by external laboratories, the alveolar cardboard pallet was found to have a high resistance to compression, thanks also to the double gluing of the feet using vinyl and thermo-melting glue.
– Recyclability: made entirely from recycled paper, the alveolar cardboard pallet is therefore 100% eco-compatible and can be recovered together with boxes and other paper packaging.
– Safety and Versatility: the absence of nails and possible splinters of wood makes the pallet in honeycomb cardboard totally safe in handling, eliminating the risk of injuries for those handling it or damaging the packaging and the contents.
The classifications of the alveolar cardboard pallets can be defined in relation to the number of “pathways” or to the reversibility. By “way” or “driving bay” we mean the opening that allows the fork forks to enter a forklift truck or a transpallet. A pallet is called two or four ways depending on whether it allows the fork to pass only on the two opposite sides or on all four sides. A pallet is defined as reversible (double floor) if both top and bottom surfaces can be used as a support base. It is also advisable to investigate the suitability of use of our NIDOPAN® pallets with some loading and handling tests. The single use pallet in honeycomb cardboard is recommended when the customer is located in countries where anti-parasitic wood regulations apply.
The “ISPM No. 15 (2002) regulation Guidelines for the Regulation of Wood Packaging Materials in International Trade” was approved in 2002 by FAO in order to reduce the spread of forest pests through raw wood packaging used in trade international. Exporters must certify that the packaging material has been fumigated or heat treated so that it is free from harmful organisms.
Why use the cardboard pallet?
According to the ISPM regulations, the use of cardboard pallets is recommended especially when the recipient country requests to receive the goods on pallets free of wood pests (USA, Canada, China, Australia, Turkey, Brazil and many others already follow this standard). The cardboard pallet does not need any fumigation or thermal treatment to be suitable for the legislation.
ISPM No. 15 (2002) Guidelines for the regulation of wood packaging material in international trade ISPM (Official site www.fao.org)