What’s Better – Plastic Pallets Or Timber Pallets

Working out whether Plastic  or Timber Pallets are better will vary for everyone.
The answer will depend on what you’re actually using your pallets for.
So take some applications into consideration.

plastic pallets or timber pallets

Local Or Export?

When you export timber pallets you will need to ensure the pallets are ISPM 15 certified. No big deal, but it is another lot of paper work to fill in. Plastic Pallets are ready to be exported as they are.

Is Your Freight Charged By Weight?

Plastic pallets are significantly lighter than timber and will cost you less to send when overall weight is taken into consideration such as Air Freight

What Size Pallet Do You Need?

Plastic Pallets have standard sizes and can’t be modified unless there’s significant volume required. Timber Pallets can be custom made to any size and can be manufactured within a few days.

Do You Need To Wash Or Reuse?

Timber pallets can be reused over time but they cannot be cleaned, so if you’re replacing your pallets to get cleaner ones, then plastic would be the better choice.

What Weight Does It Need To Hold?

Some heavy duty Plastic Pallets can hold up to 2 tons. A timber pallet can be custom made to carry the weight you need. Whether it’s a lightweight 300kg or heavy duty 30ton load, a timber pallet can be customised to suit your load.

Do You Want To Pay Less Up Front?

The initial upfront cost of a timber pallet is more than likely going to be cheaper than a plastic pallet. So if the initial costs are key, then timber is the way to go.

Our team are more than experienced to give you a hand and work with you in selecting the best choice for you and your application. Best of all, we have highly competitive rates for BOTH options and can supply you along the Eastern Seaboard, so get in touch with us today to see how we can help.