Product News: Material Handling & Storage
Hygienic Pallet suits food/pharmaceutical/medical applications.
Press Release Summary:
July 1, 2011 - Formed without crevices and cavities capable of harboring bacteria, mold, and other contaminants, ProStackÂ® One-Piece Hygienic Pallet has see-through, open-grid top deck; smooth finish; and flow-through design that facilitate sanitization and inspections. Product is edge-rackable up to 2,200 lb and measures 40 x 48 x 6.25 in. Available in full perimeter picture frame or 3-stringer models, pallet is rated for 30,000 lb static or 5,000 lb dynamic loads and weighs 45-48 lb.
Original Press Release
One-Piece Hygienic ProStack® Pallet Ideal for Food, Pharmaceutical, Medical Handling
Press release date: June 28, 2011
"It's critically important for companies in the food processing and pharmaceutical industries to ensure the purity of their ingredients and finished products," notes Dan Kelly, President and CEO of Polymer Solutions International, Inc., the pallet's manufacturer. "That's why we designed this pallet to be hygienic, easy-to-clean, durable and ideal for quality inspections. Transporting and storing food and pharmaceuticals on hygienic plastic pallets, along with correct handling procedures, dramatically reduces the risk of contamination."
Edge-rackable up to 2,200 pounds, the pallet measures 40 x 48 x 6.25 inches and comes in two models: full perimeter picture frame or three-stringer. The pallet is rated for a 30,000 pound static load, or a 5,000 pound dynamic load. Four-way fork entry accommodates use with either forklifts or pallet jacks. All hygienic pallet models achieve the critical ergonomic benchmark of weighing less than 50 lbs. All models will weight just 45 to 48 pounds-8 to 10 percent lighter than competitors' plastic pallets.
"The lighter weight is a critical feature because of OSHA requirements, and the resulting need to eliminate workplace injuries by reducing the amount of weight people need to handle while on the job," Kelly continues. "Our engineering group achieved this through a painstaking design and testing process, allowing us to enhance racking strength and durability."
Extremely durable, the pallet's design contributes to cost reduction, adds Kelly. "Cost savings are realized by increased cycles and longer life. Pallets don't fail in a parking lot or in a warehouse-they fail in the production line, causing costly shut downs. A higher quality pallet translates directly to increased manufacturing efficiencies and a decrease in the cost-per-trip,"
ProStack One-Piece Hygienic Pallets can be made from several material options depending upon customer requirements, including 100% recyclable, FDA-approved high density polyethylene (HDPE) or polypropylene (PP). They are also available with Factory Mutual Research Corporation (FM) approved grades of flame retardant, now with a Non-Deca Bromine Additive.
For further customization to meet individual application needs, the pallets may be ordered with grommets, hot-stamped logo or identification marks, and in black, medium blue or gray.
For more information about the ProStack One-Piece Hygienic Pallet please call (877) 444-7225 or visit the Polymer Solutions International website at www.prostackpallets.com.
About Polymer Solutions International, Inc. Founded in 1997, Polymer Solutions International is a global manufacturer of a wide variety of FM-approved fire retardant reusable plastic pallets and racks, including export pallets (one-way), nestable, stackable pallets, rackable pallets, and custom pallets. Made from 100% recyclable, FDA-approved materials, the company's products are ideal for pharmaceutical, general industry, food, beverage and warehousing applications. For more information, visit www.prostackpallets.com.