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What is a Pallet Container?

Malcolm Tatum
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Updated May 17, 2024
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Pallet containers are simple devices that can be securely loaded onto a pallet and used to transport small goods that would otherwise be unsuitable for shipment or storage on the pallet. Containers of this type are manufactured in a wide range of materials, including various forms of plastic, metal, and even wood. Pallet manufacturers sometimes offer pallet container lines that are designed for use with their own unique pallet designs, but normally the containers are structured to work with any pallet produced by any manufacturer.

While there are some variations in the design of a pallet container, most are simple square boxes that are constructed with notched bottoms and lids. The notches are spaced to accommodate the spacing of planks on pallet surfaces. This makes it possible to place the container onto a pallet in a way that slides the notches securely between the plank spacing. As a result, the container is less likely to shift or slide while the pallet is in transit, a feature that helps to minimize the possibility of damage to any items stored in the pallet container.

The notches on the lid of the typical pallet container are arranged so that other containers can be stacked on the unit, with the notches interlocking for maximum stability for the rows and stacks on each individual pallet. This feature makes it possible to store more goods on a single pallet, as well as transport more of the goods from the warehouse to a plant floor in a single trip. Along with protecting the goods, the container in this scenario also helps to improve production times, since materials are delivered to work areas with in less time.

When designed as part of a combined storage solution, the pallet container is sold along with a collapsible pallet. In some cases, the container is also designed to collapse. This option is useful when there is relatively little room to store pallets and containers that are not in active use, such as in the storage area of a small plant or retail location. While collapsible designs are sometimes more expensive, they are just as durable as other designs, and are readily available from a number of manufacturers.

There are several different types of containers in common use today, with each design providing features that make the storage device ideal for different situations. The wire pallet container effectively protects goods, but also allows for quick and easy viewing of the contents. The plastic pallet container is lightweight as well as durable, and is often a good option when the containers must be moved by hand as well as with the use of heavy equipment. Steel pallet containers are excellent options for machine components and other items that require greater security or protection from the elements during the storage phase. All types of containers may be used as shipping products, as well as for storage of goods in a warehouse.

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Malcolm Tatum
By Malcolm Tatum , Writer
Malcolm Tatum, a former teleconferencing industry professional, followed his passion for trivia, research, and writing to become a full-time freelance writer. He has contributed articles to a variety of print and online publications, including About Mechanics, and his work has also been featured in poetry collections, devotional anthologies, and newspapers. When not writing, Malcolm enjoys collecting vinyl records, following minor league baseball, and cycling.

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