07 Jul Pallets
Robust Returnable Plastic Pallets
High load capacities
Long service life
Returnable Plastic Pallets: Durable and Robust
ORBIS plastic pallets suitable for applications with high circulation rates. Due to our special manufacturing process, our returnable pallets have a thick walled, robust design which makes them resistant and resilient in heavy-duty applications. Plastic pallets are easier to clean, non-porous and have a smooth, closed surface. The increased hygienic properties make them not only suitable for industrial applications but also for food and beverage industries. With high load capacities and a low tare weight, ORBIS returnable pallets reduce supply chain costs. At the same time, plastic pallets improve workplace safety due to the easy and secure handling of all-plastic packaging solutions.
The Sustainable Alternative to Wooden Pallets
More and more companies today recognize the benefits of reusable plastic pallets and start a shift in thinking – by switching from conventional wooden pallets to durable plastic pallets. At ORBIS, saving CO2 emissions starts with the production process by using up to 90% recycled plastics. No splintering and no mold and therefore less product damage lead to lowered costs for maintenance and waste disposal. Reusable Pallets make a tremendous number of trips before being recycled, so they represent great savings over wood pallets on a cost-per-trip basis. Plastic pallets are 100% recyclable and can be turned back into new pallets staying within a closed ecological circuit. They retain their material value, even at the end of their operational lives. When using plastic pallets, the motto is: recycling, not disposal.
Benefits and Added Values of ORBIS Plastic Pallets
High load capacities
Total system solutions
Improved quality control
Lower risk of product damage
Durable and robust
Sustainable: returnable, recyclable
Improved workplace safety
No packaging waste
Available Product Variants
ORBIS Europe offers the following returnable plastic pallets:
Areas of Application
Our robust plastic pallets are suitable for:
Food & Beverage
Some applications are subject to high regulations. Especially in the area of food and beverage products legal requirements require the use of hygienic, clean loading equipment. ORBIS plastic pallets are easier to clean, non-porous and have a smooth, closed surface for increased hygienic characteristics. At the same time, they offer high load capacities that are required to hold pallet loads of metal cans and glass or plastic bottles.
ORBIS Europe offers complete system solutions for improved product flow in industrial supply chains. Creating a more sustainable supply chains becomes more important for manufacturing companies every day. All the benefits of plastic pallets not only help lower costs but also drives sustainability through significant source and waste reduction. Due to high load capacities, ORBIS plastic pallets are suitable for heavy-duty applications.
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Frequently Asked Questions about ORBIS Plastic Pallets
Which benefits do plastic pallets offer when compared to wood pallets?
In many industries, wood pallets are still the standard packaging solution. In the last few decades, progressive industries and world-class companies have recognized the economic, ergonomic and environmental benefits of converting from wood pallets to plastic pallets. First of all, plastic pallets impress with form stability and longevity. Thanks to the ORBIS manufacturing process, our pallets are extremely robust while having a relatively low tare weight. Wood is not moisture resistant. Wooden pallets often absorb moisture and start to splinter or even rot, leading to product damage and contamination. Pallets with an all-plastic design are relatively light, facilitating handling and cleaning. In the rare case of damage, ORBIS plastic pallets can easily be repaired on site by using original spare parts. No special tooling is necessary.
Plastic pallets make a tremendous number of trips before being recycled, so they represent great savings over wood pallets on a cost-per-trip basis. By eliminating wood pallets, plastic pallets reduce packaging waste. After a long life, we offer to buy back obsolete plastic pallets and recycle them to 100% into other useful packaging products.
Which types of pallets does ORBIS Europe offer?
Pallets are used to store and transport heavy goods in many industries. They often have runners for simplified handling and moving with forklifts. ORBIS Europe offers returnable plastic pallets for different industries:
With their compact dimensions, reusable retail pallets are mostly used for display positioning and shipping of small amounts. Euro pallets have a European standard footprint of 1200 x 800 mm and can therefore be used flexibly in different industries all over the world. Industrial pallets have a 1200 x 1000 footprint. High load capacities and a durable design makes them especially suitable for applications in industrial manufacturing. Industrial pallets and Euro pallets are available as Hygienic pallets with increased hygienic properties and smooth surfaces that lower the risk of contamination. ORBIS food & beverage pallets are available in Standard footprints and compatible with existing processes and supply chains. In combination with layer pads and top frames, F&B pallets securely stack pallet loads of cans, bottles and similar products.
Which pallet suits my supply chain?
Whether you need space-saving retail pallets, the classic plastic Euro pallet or returnable plastic pallets for beverage cans – ORBIS offers the right packaging solution for your supply chain. Which one of the plastic pallets is the right choice for you depends on many factors. Our packaging consultants look at your existing processes, the products you want to transport and the means and routes of transportation. We use this information to choose the right plastic pallet for your application. Our offering of returnable pallets includes: European dimensions 1200 x 800 mm, ISO dimensions 1200 x 1000 mm, smooth surface, hygienic pallets, extremely robust pallets, racking pallets, with layer pads or top frames and stackable pallets. We can help you find the right plastic load carrier for your supply chain.