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Carton pallets: a great alternative to wooden pallets

It’s fair to say that pallets move the world as they are an essential part of the modern supply chain. We use pallets for storage and transportation, and as product displays in stores. Traditionally, pallets are made of wood or plastic, with the large majority still made of wood. Now, with the shortage and high cost of wooden and traditional pallets, companies are looking for an alternative to fit their needs.

Introduction to carton pallets

The introduction of carton pallets was conceived to meet the following supply chain needs: optimisation of warehousing, reduction in the weight of the pallets thereby reducing the cost of shipping and the environmental impact on our planet.

Carton pallets are a single-material made of fibre-based components and can be easily recycled with any other paper material. The simplicity of being light-weight, strong and sustainable, make carton pallets a great alternative to any traditional pallet. Your goods shipped safely, your logistical costs reduced and the environment preserved.

Carton pallet-lightweight alternative to wooden pallets
carton pallet-alternative to wooden pallet

Even in the face of so many benefits, you may still wonder: “If the pallets are made of carton, aren’t they weak?”, “Can these pallets really hold all that weight?”, and so on. Let us start by saying that, if you take a piece of wood and a piece of carton, the assumption is that wood for being heavier than carton, is also stronger. However, you don’t need your pallet to be heavy and to pay for the extra weight they bring to your shipment. You need your pallets to be strong and perform with excellence.

Our pallets are light-weight yet very strong. The secret of the strength of Eltete carton pallets lies in our high-quality raw material and the engineering applied to its components. The base of the pallet, honeycomb board, has a hexagonal inner cellular structure that provides exceptional compression strength and rigidity. The pallet feet, PallRuns®, provide unbeatable strength and humidity-resistance, which cannot be found in other paper pallet solutions.

carton pallet components

Depending on the product, handling or destination, we can recommend different options to optimise the carton pallet strength for heavy-duty applications.

The benefits of carton pallets

Carton pallets are exceptional good for both domestic and international shipping and are a great alternative to wooden or any traditional pallets. In addition to complying with the main goal, which is to transport your goods safely from A to B taking into consideration environmental issues, their full recyclability, versatility, strength and light weight are just a few of the great benefits they can provide to your logistics chain.

carton pallets 100% recyclable

RECYCLABLE

CARTON PALLETS ARE 100% RECYCLABLE AND EASY TO RECYCLE, SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCING THE NEED FOR WASTE DISPOSAL AS WELL AS GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

LIGHTWEIGHT

CARTON PALLETS WEIGH 3.4–3.7 KG (EUR PALLET) SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCING YOUR FREIGHT COSTS AND FUEL AND THEREBY REDUCING CARBON EMISSIONS

USER-FRIENDLY

NO NAILS, NO SPLINTERS, LIGHT TO HANDLE, REDUCING THE RISK OF INJURIES AND DAMAGE TO GOODS

HYGIENIC

STRONG RESISTANCE TO HUMIDITY AND THE FACT THAT IT DOESNT NEED TO BE FUMIGATED MAKE THE CARTON PALLETS SUITABLE EVEN FOR THE MOST DEMANDING ENVIRONMENTS SUCH AS THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

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CARTON PALLETS DON’T NEED TO BE DEBARKED OR HEAT-TREATED TO PREVENT INSECTS. THEY ARE MOISTURE RESISTANT MAKING THEM SUITABLE FOR DEMANDING SHIPMENTS SUCH AS OCEAN CONTAINERS

REDUCED CO2

BY USING PALLETS THAT WEIGH UP TO 80% LESS THAN A WOODEN PALLET, YOUR SHIPMENT WILL WEIGH LESS, THEREBY REQUIRING LESS FUEL, AND THUS SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCING CARBON EMISSIONS

VERSATILE

DEPENDING ON THE PRODUCT, HANDLING OR DESTINATION, WE CAN RECOMMEND DIFFERENT OPTIONS IN ORDER TO OPTIMISE STRENGTH, SPACE, MATERIAL AND COST EXPECTATIONS

STRONG

LEADING INDEPENDENT LABORATORIES HAVE TESTED OUR CARTON PALLETS IN DIFFERENT CONDITIONS AND THE RESULTS SHOW UP TO 10 000 KGS OF STATIC COMPRESSION STRENGTH ON A 4-WAY PALLET WITHOUT FAILURE

HUMIDITY- RESISTANT

REINFORCED WET-STRENGTHENED KRAFTLINER IS NOT ONLY DRAG-RESISTANT BUT ALSO GIVES HIGH PROTECTION AGAINST HUMIDITY

ECO-FRIENDLY

BY USING CARTON PALLETS TO SHIP YOUR GOODS, YOU WILL BENEFIT FROM A BETTER COMPANY IMAGE AND WILL HELP PRESERVE THE ENVIRONMENT

EASY DISPOSAL

BY THE END OF ITS LIFE CYCLE, YOU CAN EITHER REUSE IT OR DISPOSE OF IT FOR EASY RECYCLING WITH ANY OTHER CARTON, PAPER, WITHOUT ANY SPECIAL METHOD AS IT DOESN’T CONTAIN NAILS OR SPLINTERS

Our carton pallet solutions are designed and manufactured to function efficiently: store and transport your goods safely through the logistics chain without harming the environment.  

Save the environment. 

Your pallets don’t need to be heavy.

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Tip: Minimising costs

To minimise logistical and warehousing costs, we recommend ordering the carton pallet components, Honeycomb board + PallRuns® (pallet feet) for local assembly.

Watch the video to learn more:

easy assembly of carton pallets

Eltete PallRun® (pallet feet) has been the strongest pallet runner in the market for over 10 years.

There are many variables to be considered if you are trying to get a price comparison between carton and traditional pallets. The cost of a pallet is determined by its whole cycle (purchase, load, move, ship, unload and dispose of) where every stage incurs a cost. 

Talk to an expert close to you

Eltete TPM’s quality and product development is based on almost 50 years of experience, which is converted to meet the needs of our customers, helping them to operate in a more productive and sustainable way.

If you are looking for economical, hygienic, safe, light-weight and user-friendly pallets, then Eltete pallet solutions are an excellent sustainable choice for your company. We can help you calculate how much you can save using sustainable carton pallets. 

With efficient and high-capacity global production and sales network, we can supply customers to any location in the word.

Other sustainable pallet alternatives

Slip Sheet palletless solution

With Slip Sheets, you will have 100% recyclable and hygienic transfer sheets for optimised space use. Shipping with “palletless handling” is the new trend.

Learn more

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PallRuns® can be combined with different surface top boards and also be attached directly to a box or product.

Learn more

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