The use of transport pallets (also called as “skids”) dates way back to ancient times in Egypt and Mesopotamia, approximately somewhere around the 1st millennium B.C. The early people also had the need to properly store and transport their goods in great distances for the early trading systems. References to the early modern forms of pallets are slim with a string of patents showing its continuous development. Due to the increasing needs of logistics operations during World War II, the development of the forklifts led to significant use of pallets. Transport pallets then became more commonplace with the newer forklift types during the 1930s.
As the technology grew more and more in demand, due to its reliability for utilizing spaces in freight trucks thus providing a more cost-effective alternative to other storing methods, it had developed into more lightweight versions by using plastic as one of the main manufactured materials. As time goes by and man was able to discover the long-term effects of contributing to plastic wastage, several companies were able to now use HDPE (High-density Polyethylene) or PET (Polyethylene terphalatate) or more commonly known as recycled drinking bottles, to minimize the constant manufacturing of newer transport plastic materials that are not only costly, but is also not environmental.
XPAC Technologies, one of Singapore’s leading packaging material manufacturers created Xpallet™ as their answer to this call. To provide long-lasting and ultimately flexible pallets that are made out of composite materials that can withstand wear and tear from harmful abrasions especially when exposed to extreme moisture. XPAC Technologies’ vision of initiating a green future, Xpallet™ is a part of XPAC Technologies’ campaign on promoting Green Sustainable Packaging. This technology not only provides maximum space usage and cut a lot of freight cost but also live up to client’s profitability goals.
Dated way back from the ancient eras up until the present, Pallets have revolutionized transport and logistics systems that are still very useful today.