Sustainable plastic pallets for the chemical industry

drink, specialist in load carriers made from recycled plastic, is now offering two new pallets: the Eco CP3 and the Eco CP9. These should make the logistics of the chemical industry more efficient and at the same time meet the requirements of the circular economy. The two pallets are economically on a similar level as the wooden pallet solutions, but with the advantages of a plastic pallet. Cabka is thus pursuing the goal of combining economic efficiency with ecological sustainability.

Cabka offers numerous pallets for the chemical industry with different designs, sizes and specifications. “We have improved the design for the next generation of Eco CP3 and Eco CP9 pallets. With input from the world’s leading chemical companies, we have made these sustainable load carriers more reliable and safer than existing solutions on the market,” explains Jean-Marc van Maren, Chief Product Officer at Cabka.

Plastic vs. Wood

The use of plastic pallets in the chemical industry is becoming more and more popular – up to now, the industry has usually transported its containers on special wooden pallets. However, these have a number of disadvantages: their heavy weight puts a double burden on them – the result is difficult handling and rising transport costs. The wood is susceptible to moisture and contamination, which can also affect the cleanliness of items stored on it. Broken or splintered pallets can injure workers and damage packaging and often require repair.

In addition, irregularities easily lead to malfunctions in automated storage and transport systems, which are increasingly being used in the chemical industry. Another aspect is that wooden pallets are often not available in sufficient quantities in economically prosperous times, which leads to delays and bottlenecks. In order to improve logistical processes, users are increasingly focusing on alternative solutions.

Plastic pallets have many advantages: They are extremely dimensionally stable and have a long service life. They don’t shrink or break. Exact dimensions and shapes ensure high process reliability and enable exact adaptation to automated storage and conveyor technology. Its low dead weight relieves employees of manual handling and saves costs, fuel and CO2 during transport. The robust and pest-free surfaces are easy to clean and meet the highest hygiene standards. Nestable pallets also reduce the footprint and storage costs. Users thus benefit from numerous functional and economic advantages.

More sustainability, safety and process reliability

The Eco CP3 and Eco CP9 pallets are the equivalent of the standard CP3 and CP9 pallets and offer numerous benefits to users as they are made from recycled plastic and not wood. They are sustainable like all Cabka products – the company uses 100% recycled materials for all of its transport solutions, which are themselves 100% recyclable.

The pallets are safe because they prevent injuries from splinters, rotten wood, but also damage to packaging such as torn big bags and sacks. The load carriers offer consistent dimensions and shock resistance, helping to reduce interruptions when working with automation systems. The pallets also carry loads safely in high racks. All these advantages help to save costs.

The pallets for producers, suppliers and companies in the chemical industry that export products to customers with high hygiene standards are now even more user-friendly: Cabka has increased the number of ribs on the skid and the corner radii of the skid feet to make the skid feet lower deck more resistant. The corners are also reinforced to improve shock resistance.

The Eco CP3 and Eco CP9 plastic pallets are very light, yet strong and impact resistant. The CP3 is a three-skid pallet made from recycled polyolefin, measuring 1140 x 1140 x 150 mm (W x L x H) and weighing around 12.5 kg. The pallet is designed for dynamic loads of 1,400 kg. Weighing in at 14kg, the CP9 is similar in design to the CP3. The difference is that this palette has a double deck design. Thanks to the five skids, this pallet is even more stable than the CP3. Its design makes it particularly suitable for block stacking, as the support frame optimally distributes the weight to the load underneath.

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