Pallet packaging: Choosing a method based on total ownership value
Packaging your pallet loads secures, stabilizes, and protects them during storage and shipping. After describing common pallet-packaging methods and their pros and cons, this article explains how to select a method based on its total ownership value.
Loading powders or granules into small bags, bulk bags, boxes, or other packages, stacking the packages on pallets, and then tightly wrapping the pallet and packages together to form a unitized load before shipping is a common process in bulk solids plants. When you're designing, upgrading, or refurbishing your packaging line or distribution center, the pallet-packaging method you choose may not seem like a critical factor in the project's success. Yet the choice you make can greatly affect the packaging operation's profitability and the pallet loads' performance throughout the distribution chain. To select the right pallet-packaging method for your application, you need to consider its cost of ownership.