Plastic pallets are getting more and more interest in the Supply Chain. And they should….. Plastic pallets are cleaner; they don’t collect as many dirt as wooden pallets. Wood is an excellent material for all kind of non-wanted invisible microorganisms to find their home. Furthermore leave wooden pallets a lot of wood waste behind in any warehouse and can be a health hurdle due to the many nails.
Unfortunately due to their much higher price are many companies still reluctant to change. It could be argued that for some industries cleaner and more expensive pallets are not adding direct value. In industries like the Food and Pharmaceutical should it be more encouraged. Clean and sterile environments are a must in these industries and plastic pallets could add value to maintain this.
In enclosed article are some of the advantages of plastics pallets highlighted: http://cerasis.com/2013/07/30/plastic-pallets/