Alpesa Pallets Offer Environmental Benefits

VALENCIA, SPAIN | Alpesa, manufacturer of cardboard cores and tubes, introduces Úpalet to the American market. Úpalet, a pallet made of 100% recycled cardboard, is recyclable, reportedly weighing in at just 1/10 of traditional pallets made of wood or plastic. The pallet’s technical qualities are made possible by using a patented manufacturing system consisting of concentric tubes, inserted and firmly anchored to the pallet platform. 

Úpalet can be customized with graphic art or even by size, carrying weights to 6,000 kilograms (13,000 lbs). The pallet is said to be especially suitable for cross-docking merchandise directly to local stores and facilities, air freight shipments, delivery of fruits and vegetables (there is no need for fumigation and certification), and the pharmaceutical industry.

Reported benefits include the following:

  • No additional documentation is required for export since pallet is made in accordance with international standards.
  • Product can carry weights to 6,000 kilograms (13,000 lbs), facilitating better filling rates for trucks and containers.
  • Pallet is a sustainable product made from recycled material, its light weight lowers transport costs, and because it is 100% recyclable, there is no need for back and forth shipment. This reduces fossil fuel usage and minimizes the impact of its carbon footprint.
  • It can be stacked in an interlaced way, reducing and optimizing warehouse storage, and it is accessible from all four sides, making it easy for operators along the supply chain.
  • There is reduced risk for injury and workers compensation: light, no nails, staples, or splinters.

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