The Benefits of Using Nestable Plastic Pallets


Nestable Pallets

Are you looking for better, cost-effective, space-saving solutions for your business? Have you considered using nestable plastic pallets? This revolutionary system is gaining in popularity for a number of reasons, and here’s why. Here, we break down the benefits of using these nestable containers and provide some information for you to be able to make well-informed decisions for your business.

Nestable Plastic Pallets: What Are They?

A nestable pallet is an efficient storage system where a container nests or sits one inside another. This type of nestable system takes up much less storage space for pallet storage and transit. With a 4:1 nest ratio, a set of nestable plastic pallets can save up to four times the space needed by stackable plastic or wood pallets.

Why Consider Nestable Containers?

In addition to offering durability and safety, nestable plastic pallets offer smart space-saving pallet storage solutions along with durability and safety. This system lets you stack more pallets at a safe height without compromising the structural integrity.

Save precious floor space and keep your items safely stored. In addition to being space and cost-effective, nestable containers are recyclable, durable, weather-resistant, impact-resistant and even customizable.


Plastic Vs. Wood Pallets

If you’re planning on shipping goods to another country, plastic pallets offer many benefits in addition to allowing you to save on freight costs due to their lighter weight and density. Wood pallets and packaging made from unmarked woods have been known to get retained and possibly destroyed or re-exported. Play it safe and use plastic.

Plastic pallets and nestable containers offer your business a great alternative to wood pallets. They’re lighter in weight and density, they are extremely durable and their strength allows for a long life span, making them extremely cost-effective and environmentally friendly. They are much easier to transport, move and handle than wood. Without nails or broken boards, the risk of injury is a non factor, making them a favorable choice amongst both employers and employees.

Great For Sensitive Materials

If you’ve got sensitive materials that you’re looking to store or ship, then nestable plastic containers should definitely be in the running, as one of your top choices. The automotive industry, for example, requires many different types of parts that can’t risk being damaged. Similarly, the agricultural industry requires that their products stay fresh, clean and safe while stored and during transport.

Our nestable pallets are made from top-quality materials, ensuring that they are able to withstand outside temperatures and elements including moisture. Moreover, our containers are resistant to acid and corrosion, making them a top choice in both the automotive and agricultural industries.

Nestable industrial plastic containers can be sanitized and are easily washable to ensure that quality assurance practices are properly maintained at all times.

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Still Need More?

If we haven’t provided you with enough information, or you’re looking for more information on specifications regarding our nestable pallet options, contact us and we would be happy to help. If you have very specific needs, we can customize any nestable plastic pallet to fit your needs. We work with you to get you the perfect shape and size.

We also have a huge selection of stackable pallets and rackable pallets to ensure that your business needs are always met. The choices don’t end there. Ask us about our belt options that come with many of our nestable products to help maximize your stackability choices. We also have lids to accompany our nestable plastic containers. With so many options available, we encourage you to reach out to us to learn more about the storage solutions available to your business.

Plastic Pallets Guide, Everything You Need to Know

Plastic Pallets Guide - Everything You Want To Know Before Buying

Plastic pallets are the preferred choice by many warehouses, manufacturers, and companies with a need to ship products over long distances.

If you’re considering using plastic pallets, there are many reasons why plastic should be chosen over wood.

What Are Plastic Pallets?

Pallets are a structure built flat which look similarly like suspended flooring and which allow for mechanical handling of goods via a forklift, front loader, or jack.

They are most recognizably made from wood although they can also be made from plastic.

Types of Plastic Pallets

There are several types of plastic pallets, including most commonly drum, export, display plastic pallets, spill control plastic pallets, hygienic, RFID pallets, anti-static, shipping pallets, and transport plastic pallets.

Each takes on a different application. Design-wise, there are differences between those which are stackable or rackable. They can also be manufactured from different plastic materials, including recyclable plastics.

Advantages of Plastic Pallets

Advantages of Plastic PalletsThere are many advantages to using plastic pallets for your business and several reasons why they’re selected over wood.

Design Of Plastic Pallets

The plastic pallet design varies according to the need. The high-grade HDPE or PP plastic material is UV stabilized.

Plastic is very lightweight, weighing approximately 70 percent less than wood, which means lower shipping costs.

Cost Of Plastic Pallets

As a long-term investment, the average plastic pallet will last 10 times longer than a wood pallet. Plastic pallets are weather-resistant, chemical resistant, and impervious to weak acids and moisture – unlike wood.


Plastic is strong and durable, able to support a variety of shipping, transport, and storage needs.

Plastic pallets are 100% recyclable and reusable, which makes them significantly more eco-friendly than wood. If they’re stackable, you can save on space in a way wooden pallets don’t allow.

Plastic doesn’t have any splinters, nails sticking out, or sharp edges which makes them easier to handle and hazard-free.

New Pallets vs. Used Pallets

You can buy plastic pallets completely new or recycled and/or refurbished.

A recycled plastic pallet from Green Processing Company uses high-density polyethylene (HDPE), HDPE structural foam, polypropylene (PP), high molecular weight polyethylene (HMW-PE), and PP/HDPE.

The process of recycling plastic to form pallets starts with inspecting for contaminants, such as metal or paper.

Then, we clean them, shred them in a powerful plastic shredder, and then the ground plastic is stored until a full load is ready. At that time, the shreds are inserted into an injection mold, heated, and cooled. This is how we recycle more than 50 million pounds of plastics annually.

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Do I Need a Seatbelt for a Plastic Pallet?

A lot of people may not be aware that plastic pallets can come with a seatbelt system included.

Seatbelt straps eliminate the need for plastic stretch wrap as well as the banding sometimes responsible for injuries and landfill waste.

For automotive manufacturing companies and others where seatbelts like these are common, you can achieve a lower cost-per-trip and improve expendable packaging numbers. Green Processing Company has pallets with no seatbelts, some with one, and others with two.

The Difference Between Stackable and Rackable Plastic Pallets

Stackable plastic pallets are most commonly used in warehouses and in closed loop shipping.

Stackables enable a company to stack products one on top of the other, without the risk of a pallet falling or slipping.

There are also rackable pallets that are best suited for use if you’re using a rack.

These are designed to be placed on a rack with no interference. They’re typically used when a heavy load is required to be held and/or to save more space on the containers warehousing floor.

Some of the key differences to weigh as to whether stackables or rackables are most appropriate for you to begin with load capacity. Rackables can carry a much heavier load compared to stackables.

Rackables are generally easier to clean although both pallet types can be cleaned. Stackables are usually best for warehousing, processing, and manufacturing, as opposed to rackables which are built better for heavy-duty loads, for long-distance shipping, and/or for a complex returnable supply chain environment.

Green Processing Company is an industrial packaging solutions company that has helped dozens of companies switch to plastic to manufacture, move, and store product.

Plastic has become the preferred method of storage and delivery for several industries, used by the automotive industry most prominently.

High quality in design, eco-friendly, and always with reliable performance, you’ll be glad you purchased plastic pallets for your business.

Need help? Contact a representative at Green Processing Company today.

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