WHITE PAPERS

On a fundamental level, the circular economy is a model that portrays economic growth from the perspective of resource constraints. It is more ambitious and more marketing-friendly than a linear economy. The circular economy is a rethinking of how product materials and packaging can be cycled back into supply chains. It is a whole systems approach. Circular economies allow value and supply chains to stay stable while creating revenue through market differentiation as well as new business models. Customers are also happier with the improved products; the products survive longer and can be repaired with more ease than products produced in a linear economy. Applying these concepts to pallets is important for the creation of a sustainable circular economy.

International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures No. 15 (ISPM 15) is essential for the regulation of wooden pallet and packaging materials. This regulation measure is important in determining how pallet industries and professionals need to handle exporting pallets and packaging materials. This white paper will provide basic information about the governing organization and details about the history of ISPM 15. Furthermore, this paper includes regulated insect species and approved treatments for pallets.

The water that is found inside shipping containers come from the air, packages, pallets, and sometimes even the products that are stored in the container. Condensation forms inside the sea container because during shipping, temperature and humidity varies hugely and that variance can occur fairly quickly. This condensation in a sea container can cause extensive packaging damages. There are various solutions to this problem, including ventilation and the addition of desiccants to the container.. This white paper explores the causes of this condensation and solutions to prevent any damage.

The water that is found inside shipping containers come from the air, packages, pallets, and sometimes even the products that are stored in the container. Condensation forms inside the sea container because during shipping, temperature and humidity varies hugely and that variance can occur fairly quickly. This condensation in a sea container can cause extensive packaging damages. There are various solutions to this problem, including ventilation and the addition of desiccants to the container.. This white paper explores the causes of this condensation and solutions to prevent any damage.

There are many developments in the global supply chain that will change the way that we design reusable packaging materials. This presentation covers initiatives such as the physical internet initiative, modern warehouses, additive manufacturing, e-commerce, and innovative tracking technologies.

Properly determining the exact load carrying capacity of a pallet is essential to ensure the effectiveness of the supply chain. Multiple testing procedures are published by different organizations and all could be used to estimate the load capacity of pallets. This presentation covers the differences between various ASTM, ISO, and AIAG pallet testing standards, shows the design requirements required by big box stores, and shows how the load carrying capacity depends on the type of load carried by the pallet.

There are 1.9 billion wooden pallets that are used in the global supply chain. Although pallets can be made out of many materials, 92% of all pallets are made out of wood. This presentation introduces the advantages and disadvantages of the different pallet materials and teaches the best practices that will help you design a better, more sustainable wood pallet.