The pallets – are an important tool used in the transportation of products in many sectors of the industry, especially in the production of concrete blocks/paver blocks, curbs, hollow blocks, etc.
In the production process of block machines, pallets eliminate the difficulty of manual handling of loads, speed up loading and unloading operations, and prevent damage to the products during transportation. However, the quality of the pallets depends on the conditions of use, the quality of the material, the type, and the weight of the transported load. Accordingly, the main criteria include the types of wood used in pallet production.
The most preferred wood kinds used in the production of pallets are pine trees, poplar (genus Populus), oak tree, birch, and iroko trees.
The pallets we produce from these trees;
» Wooden Pallet With Profile Legs
» Wooden Pallet With Crossbar Profile Legs
» Wooden Pallet With Braced Profile Legs
» Wooden Pallet With Pipe Legs
» Wooden Pallet With Flat Bar Legs
» 3 Runners Wooden Legs Pallet With Frame
» Wooden Pallet With 2 Runners And Frame
» Wooden Pallet With 2 Runners And Metal Edge
» Wooden Pallet With 2 Runners
» Wooden Pallet With Frame
» Wooden Pallet With Metal Edge
» Shipping Pallet
Since these wood types have different properties, they are used for different needs.
Pine wood is often preferred in pallet production due to its lightweight and low cost. Pine wood can be durable if it is used in a dry environment. However, if it is used in a wet environment, pine wood may decay easily. This is why pallets made of pine wood are particularly suitable for indoors.
Oakwood is one of the most durable wood species used in the production of pallets due to its strong, hard, and durable structure. Oakwood pallets can be suitable for heavy cargo transportation. However, the average cost of oak pallets can be higher than other wood species.
Birchwood is another type of wood used in the production of pallets due to its strength and durability. The birch wood pallets are more durable and long-lasting than pine wood pallets. Birchwood pallets are therefore ideal for use in humid environments or outdoors.
Iroko wood is one of the most expensive wood species used in pallet production. Due to their durability and endurance, iroko wood pallets are especially preferred for the transportation of heavy loads. The durability of iroko wood is higher than other wood species and is resistant to decay even if it’s used in humid environments.
Types of wood used in the production of wooden pallets are selected according to the type and weight of the load, conditions of use, and production costs. Each wood species has its advantages and disadvantages and therefore, it is important to consider the type and weight of the load, the conditions of use, and the production costs before deciding which wood type to use.
If you are involved in pallet production or pallet sales, it is important that you provide your customers with information about the types of wood available and help them choose pallets according to their needs. This will ensure that you provide quality and durable pallets that will meet the needs of your customers.
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