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Industry Terms



UBEECO™ Packaging Solutions understand that there is a great deal of confusion in understand terminology that is used in this industry. With this in mind we have developed the


2 Way Entry - Access from 2 sides

4 Way Entry - Access from all four sides


Base Slats- Timber pieces that run the length of the pallets on the bottom

Bearers - Timber pieces that run the width of the pallet/case/crate to allow fork tyne or pallet jack access


Crate - A box that has gaps between the boards all the way round

Case - A box that is fully enclosed it has no gaps between the boards

Closed Base - Bottom of a crate is solid with no gaps between the boards


D.A.R - Dressed All Round, timber is smooth on all faces

Desiccants- Material to absorb moisture within the package

Diameter - The measurement of a circle from one side to the other

Docking - To cut a piece of timber at a specific length


End Batten - Timber piece that holds the end slats in place


Fibreboard - Corrugated cardboard

Foil Bags - Aluminium bags vacuum sealed for moisture protection

Full Deck - Top of the pallet is fully enclosed to have no gaps

Fumigation - Timber is put into a gas chamber and gassed to kill any bugs or infestations


Groove - A section of timber is removed length ways so strapping can sit there

GRS - Green Rough Sawn Timber, timber still has moisture in it


HDPP - High Density Polypropylene

Height - Measurement from the top to the bottom of the object


I.D - Internal Dimensions of the object

ISPM15 - International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures. Timber is heat treated or fumigated with Methyl bromide and stamped or branded with a mark of compliance. This is required for all timbers that need to be exported.


Journals - Timber has part of a circle cut out of them to have circular items placed in the cut outs to hold them into place


K.D - Kiln Dried Timber, timber has been dried in a kiln to remove moisture


Laminated  - Joining of two or more pieces of timber on top of each other

LDPP - Low Density Polypropylene

Length - Measurement from the left to the right of the object

Lid Batten - Timber piece that holds the lid slats in place


M.D.F - Medium Density Fibreboard meaning made of compressed fibreboard

Masonite - Board made from sawmill waste & forest thinning compressed together with glue


O.D - Outside Dimensions of the object

O.S.O - One Side Off - meaning one side of case/crate to be nailed on with double headed nails so as side can be removed


Pallet - A pallet that has top slats, bearers and base slats

Panel Form - When a case/crate is not put together, it will be supplied in flat pack form for the customer to assemble

Particleboard - Board made up from compressed wood chips and glue

PE - Polyethylene

PP - Polypropylene


Radius - Measurement from the centre of the circle to the outside parameter

Ripping - To cut the timber to a smaller width, example 38mm timber ripped into 19mm


Scalloping - Timber has part of a circle cut outs for pipe, shafts, etc to sit into

Side Batten - Timber piece that holds the side slats in place

Sisal Lined - Lining that reduces possibility of water damage

Skid - A skid that has top slats and bearers

Slats - Timber pieces that run the length, width or height of a case/crate or pallet


Trenching - A section of the width of the timber is carved away


Width - Measurement from the back to the front of the object




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