Is the pi pallet for you?
- You need a pallet sturdy enough for all your loads.
- You need a pallet that racks a full load.
- The pallet you choose must be affordable.
- Your pallet must be environmentally friendly, namely reusable and recyclable.
- Your pallet must offer modern RFID technology.
- Your ideal pallet should be lightweight, to cut your fuel costs and allow for easy handling on the warehouse floor.
- You would love a pallet without nails or staples to reduce workplace safety hazards.
- Your pallet should be customizable with printing of bar codes, text, and logos.
No alternative pallet checks all these boxes. That’s why wood continues to dominate the marketplace. Lightweight, inexpensive plastic and corrugated pallets can’t rack, and are limited to carrying modest loads. Sturdy, rackable plastic pallets are very heavy and expensive. Thus, all competitors remain small niche players.
But the brand new pi pallet delivers all of these benefits and more. At just 13-19 pounds, it weighs 60-70% less than an average wood pallet. LTL and air freight customers, who pay by the pound, will realize substantial upfront savings. FTL and container shippers running into maximums will be able to load more cargo for the same price. But its lower weight does not mean you have to give up on racking. The pi pallet racks 1200 pounds and more.
The pi pallet uses industrial adhesive, so it has no nails or staples to injure employees or damage product. And no exposed wood means no splinters. We can customize your pallets with in-line printing, and the pi pallet is RFID-ready. Reusable and recyclable, we anticipate the pi pallet will have a long life cycle.
And best of all: in mass production the pi pallet’s state-of-the-art technology will come to you at a price competitive with wood pallets. Many users will pocket shipping savings that far exceed the small price premium from the first use.
The trouble with wood pallets
- Weight–At 45-50 lbs. (much more for rentals), wood pallets waste fuel and are hard to handle.
- Enviro concerns–Many wood pallets end up in landfills, as recycling them can be difficult and costly.
- Unsanitary–Untreated wood is vulnerable to infestation and plant diseases.
- Workplace hazards–Splinters from wood and nails, staples, and excessive weight can injure employees and damage product.
- Bulky–Wood pallets are difficult to store. If they were more compact, some businesses would reuse pallets instead of junking them.
- Old technology–Wood pallets are not well suited for RFID or printing.