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The Pros and Cons of Wooden Pallets

Truck transporting wood pallets.

Wood is the most widely used material for pallets used in the shipping and exporting industry. Due to its wide availability and various other factors, it’s often the easy choice.

However, even easy choices sometimes need careful evaluation. Here are some pros and cons of wood pallets that you should consider before making the purchase.

Pro –They’re Affordable

One of the reasons for wood pallets’ rise in popularity is their easy-to-digest price tag. Unlike plastic pallets, wood pallets are a fraction of the price and won’t put a dent in your budget if you buy in bulk.

Wood is an easily available resource and doesn’t need high manufacturing costs, which makes wood pallets the cheapest things to purchase on the market. Perfect for all businesses, no matter their size.

Con – Prone To Mold

Mold on wood.

Wood has high water content, which can be a problem if not kept in a well ventilated and dry area. The water content could cause mold production, which may cause products to go bad, especially if they’re edible!

Luckily, wood pallets can have the moisture taken out of them. Heat treated wood pallets have no moisture content, and are unlikely to cause any mold or bacteria production! It’s a requirement to ship in heat treated wood pallets if shipping products to foreign countries.

Pro – High Durability

The ease of use also makes wood pallets a top contender. Unlike plastic which can be tricky to stack, wood pallets are easily stackable and don’t have any problems of falling over or breaking under pressure.

To ensure that the wood pallets don’t buckle under heavy weights, it’s best to opt for custom wood pallets with dimensions made to best serve your products. The better the fit, the higher the durability!

Con – They Are Not Environmentally Friendly

Large scale production of wood pallets can lead to deforestation, since the wood required to make the pallets are taken from local trees. It also disrupts the habitat of the local wildlife present.

If you’re a brand that really requires wooden pallets but also wants to remain sustainable, then recycled or remanufactured wood pallets are a great choice. They’re made from repurposed wood pallets to ensure fewer trees are cut down for their production, making them a more environmentally friendly choice for businesses.

Get commercial wooden pallets at affordable rates from us at Cantarero Pallets Inc. Contact us today for more information!

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