PP half pipes and raffia make for world's lightest pallet


Plastics have taken on wood in the pallet arena for many years now, with injection-molded and thermoformed variants perhaps most visible. Pallets incorporating expanded polystyrene have also made some inroads. Now it's the turn of an interesting combination of polypropylene raffia and formed sheet to take up the challenge.

Originally developed in Brazil by Jose Roberto Durco of Pack Less Pallets (Sao Paulo), they have been in commercial use there since 2009 at resin and PET preform manufacturers, among others, but they are now to be manufactured in Singapore starting the fourth quarter of this year and marketed throughout Asia via a licensing agreement with Pallets Asia (Singapore), which held a launch event in Singapore on June 28.
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