In compliance with the newly enacted Wood Packaging and Pallet Fumigation Regulations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a plastic pallet impervious to acids, fats, solvents and odors, and resistant to insects and fungi, now is available from Universal Family of Products.
“It is a quality export pallet that meets the new ISPM (International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures) Export Pallet regulations,” said Jim England, president and CEO of the Escondido, Calif.-based company.
The pallets, designated 330/340/350, are about 2-3 times lighter than wood pallets and can be stored outdoors without being damaged by weather, the company says. The 330 is the standard 40-by-48-inch pallet size, while the 340 has snap-on bottom runners and 350 designates a frame. Both frame and runners are optional.
Universal says the 330 pallets — manufactured from recycled plastic and completely recyclable — are made in accordance with methods applicable to ISO 8611 (International Organization for Standardization 8611) and with customer requirements for specific applications.
The four-way entry feature — ability to access the pallets by all four sides — accommodates pallet jacks still within the standard nestable outline and is compatible with just about all fork trucks and hand trucks, according to the company.
For more information, call Universal Family of Products at 800-500-0980.