Elkhart Plastics, Inc. (Elkhart Plastics) is set to unveil a new durable and reusable plastic pallet for material handling in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, printing, manufacturing, food processing, and chemical-based markets.
Made with the same rotomolding technique as its existing line of custom and off-the-shelf plastic products, these double-wall pallets offer longer life expectancy and lower costs to traditional wood pallet users.
The pallets are manufactured at Elkhart Plastics’ facilities in Middlebury, IN, Littleton, CO, and Ridgefield, WA, and shipped worldwide.
Available with and without steel reinforcements, the pallets are available in customizable designs, from the utilization of food-safe resins and recycled content to the inclusion of a raised lip or flat top and a variety of colors. The pallets can be handled with both four-way forklifts and pallet jacks, and are available for low-volume production as well as high-volume runs of 500 or more.
“The Elkhart Plastics team has worked diligently for months to develop a plastics-based pallet that includes the best features of its wood predecessors and goes beyond to offer additional value and customization,” said Jack Welter, CEO of Elkhart Plastics.
“Our rotomolded pallets can be stacked, racked, washed, and reused thanks to specially selected polyethylene material that offers a life expectancy of more than 10 years,” Welter said. “We know that pallets are an investment; we hope to help our clients get more life and functionality out of that investment. The pallets themselves can also be recycled.”