IKEA creates plastic pallets as an alternative to wooden pallets


IKEA, the international furniture retailer giant, has developed plastic pallets to replace the traditional wooden pallets when shipping goods across its global operations.

The plastic shipping pallets, called the OptiLedge, weighs less than two pounds and are durable and 100% recyclable.

An IKEA spokesperson told PlasticsToday the OptiLedge are made from copolymer polypropylene, and feature many advantages over paper platforms.

"The OptiLedge is less susceptible to moisture, maintains stiffness with flexible loads and is more durable compared to paper pallets," the spokesperson said. "The injection molding process ensures much higher levels of product consistency."...
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