PALLITE® Explained


The pallet design consists of many elements, which has its own terminology and jargon which people may not recognise. A pallet is described by its size, its components and materials.

 

PALLITE® component terms

Tubes – The spirally wound tubes found inside the PallRuns, add impressive vertical strength. They are made with laminated layers of fibreboard to exact size specifications so they give consistent performance and fit snugly inside the PallRun.

PallRun bearers – Two laminated ‘U’ profiles glued together to encase the tubes. PallRun Bearers can be manufactured to suit all standard pallet sizes and requirements. Special sizes can also be produced. The Standard height being 120mm, 90mm wide and lengths to suit the application. Tubes are spaced every 100mm for maximum load carrying capability. PallRun bearers are sometimes referred to as ‘blocks’ on timber pallet versions. The PallRun is the registered design of Eltete.

Deck – Is the component of our PALLITE® that your products are loaded onto. Manufactured from honeycomb fibre ‘cells’ and lined with wet strength kraft papers for maximum moisture resistance and performance. Honeycomb board decks provide a flat, slat free surface. Pallites® decks are all a nominal 25mm thick. Light, Medium and Heavy deck options are available. No ‘layer’ or ‘pallet’ boards required as they are sometimes used with wooded and plastic pallet versions as there are no gaps for product to fall through!

Conveyor frame – Flat, 90mm wide laminated fibreboards that can be added to the base of the PallRuns, so Pallites® can be used on conveyor systems and palletisers. Wooden versions are referred to as ‘stringers’. Available on four & two way PALLITE® versions and as a full or part frame in several different version for standard, Euro and bespoke pallet sizes.

 

Industry terms

Four way – A pallet that can be lifted and moved from all four sides

Two way – A pallet that can be lifted and moved from two sides (i.e. has solid PallRuns in either the long or short direction)

Static load – The effect of the load when stationary on the floor

Dynamic load – The effect of the load when being moved and lifted

Open beamed racking load – The maximum carrying capacity (load type dependent) that can safely be stored in open beamed racking

Nestable – A method of interlocking some types of empty pallets together so a greater number can be transported together on a truck

 

What’s PALLITE® made from?

PALLITES® fundamentally only have two ingredients – Fibreboard and adhesive.

Fibreboard – is a term we use to describe all the industrial card (kraft and coreboard for example) we use to make PALLITE®. This raw material originates from the corrugated and carton industry and is widely available. We don’t use any writing or print paper, so the card is not fragile and the trees the card is pulped from are a specially grown breed for paper making, so not hardwoods from rainforests!

Adhesive – All of PALLITES® components are laminated together and assembled into pallets using PVA adhesive as widely used in most packaging sectors that supply the food and pharmaceutical sectors.

 

Testing

Our pallets have been fully performance accredited by several third parties using recognized standards and certified testing bodies. Please contact us for more details.