A Question about Pallet Materials

Discussion in 'International Business' started by Biohyt, Oct 13, 2020 at 1:20 PM.

  1. Biohyt

    Biohyt UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Hello again

    I think this question deserves to be written under a separate thread, thats why I opened it...

    Anyways, I heard something interesting (for me) today, that there are different types of pallets for each type of products. Briefly, I am informed by the pallet seller that the pallets they manufacture are made of pine tree, so they arent suitable for delivering food products. Is there really such thing ? He told me that even the pallet is euro pallet for example, if its made of pine tree, then its not suitable for delivering packed food products. I intend to deliver spices, bottled oil etc. But, I dont understand the logic here. Can you please let me know if you do ? What should be the material of the pallet to deliver food products overseas?

    Thank you
     
    Posted: Oct 13, 2020 at 1:20 PM By: Biohyt Member since: Apr 25, 2018
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  2. simon field

    simon field UKBF Big Shot Full Member - Verified Business

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    Recycled plastic
     
    Posted: Oct 13, 2020 at 1:54 PM By: simon field Member since: Feb 4, 2011
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  3. Biohyt

    Biohyt UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    @simon field
    Thank you for your answer. In every source I find, there was a wooden pallet. I mean for exporting food products, cant I use wooden pallets with heat treatment ? According to the pallet seller, the answer is no. But, as I know it can be used. Even the customs agent didnt told me about such rule.
     
    Posted: Oct 13, 2020 at 2:07 PM By: Biohyt Member since: Apr 25, 2018
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  4. Biohyt

    Biohyt UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    So is it certainly not possible to send any food product on wooden pallets, even though they have heat tretment ?
     
    Posted: Oct 16, 2020 at 8:56 PM By: Biohyt Member since: Apr 25, 2018
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  5. JEREMY HAWKE

    JEREMY HAWKE UKBF Legend Full Member

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    Posted: Oct 17, 2020 at 10:13 AM By: JEREMY HAWKE Member since: Mar 4, 2008
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  6. Red Wood

    Red Wood UKBF Regular Free Member

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    You'll be fine with standard euros or 1200*1000's for shipping these type products. Plenty of pallet suppliers that will sell b grade pallets which should do you fine.
     
    Posted: Oct 17, 2020 at 8:50 PM By: Red Wood Member since: Jan 14, 2014
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  7. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    As you know it can be used then why ask us?
    Just use it.
     
    Posted: Oct 17, 2020 at 8:58 PM By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  8. Root 66 Woodshop

    Root 66 Woodshop UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Food products are normally delivered on HARDWOOD pallets, these are normally sapele or OAK, depending upon what roughsawn lumber is available.

    I manage to get the hardwood pallets quite frequently from my supplier as I collect them for the lumber to turn into jewellery boxes.
     
    Posted: Oct 19, 2020 at 12:13 PM By: Root 66 Woodshop Member since: Nov 22, 2011
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