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Wood vs Plastic Packaging – Why Wood Is Better

Posted on April 19, 2021

The history of wood Before plastic was discovered, wooden pallets, boxes, and crates, were the standard means of cargo transport, and they served us very well! International shipping of goods would not have been possible without those sturdy timber designs, lasting on sea journeys that took weeks and even months to reach their destination. Thanks to their naturally weather-resistant coating and sturdy build, wood transport packaging has been the standard means of good transportation for centuries. The history of plastic Plastic as a new man-made material was first discovered in the…

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ISPM 15 Regulations And What They Are

Posted on April 9, 2021

The use of wooden pallets and crates as a means of transporting heavy cargo across the country, and the world, is a highly reliable and low-impact approach. Here at ABC Crates we are proud to deal in wooden Australian boxes and cases but are also aware of some of the risks involved with shipping wood packaging. In order to meet our own high standards for international trade, we work carefully to meet ISPM 15 regulations, to ensure we have done all we can to prevent the spread…

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How To Prevent Mould On Wooden Crates?

Posted on March 31, 2021

Using natural materials for wooden crates has many benefits; strong designs, cost-effective production, and recyclable materials. Unfortunately, using an organic material such as wood means there is a risk of mould, which can contaminate certain goods, as well as become a health hazard for workers. Read on to learn how to prevent mould growing on crates, and where to source top quality wooden crates for sale with absolutely no mould that will go the distance. What cause mould to grow on wooden surface Mould, or mildew, is born from dampness,…

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Can Wooden Pallets Be Recycled?

Posted on March 30, 2021

The beauty of working with wooden pallets is their simplicity; made from quality materials they can be reused and repaired many times over. They not only have the stability for long-term use, but the means to rejuvenate after multiple uses. Once wooden pallet crates have done their time they can continue to serve a purpose in the form of recycled materials. What are wooden pallets used for Uses for wooden pallets in Perth is almost endless, but the main way they are utilized is to ensure secure shipping for the…

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The Pro’s of Using Wooden Crates

Posted on February 1, 2021

A Brief History of Wooden Crates   Dating back to 18th century Europe, wooden crates are known as the first known source for the transportation and storage of products. In the past, wood was the most widely used form for the containment of items for transportation. The shipping industry used wooden crates for their strength, durability, and security as they can withstand a large amount of weight, were reusable, and weather-resistant to harsh climates and extreme weather changes that occur in overseas transportation. When used to ship items they…

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Although wooden pallets are largely off-cuts from the furniture industry, did you know that they make great pieces of furniture themselves? Here we explore the different types of pallet designs you can obtain, and some nifty furniture ideas to spruce up your home.   Different Types of Pallet Designs   One of the most widely used wooden pallet designs is the Block Pallet. It has blocks between the pallet decks or beneath the top deck, in a criss-cross pattern. The block design utilises cylindrical posts which separate the top deck from the…

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Brighten Your Home Storage with Wooden Boxes

Posted on January 26, 2021

For centuries, and even to this day, wooden boxes are used for a wide range of home storage needs. In the past, wooden boxes had very simple designs, but nowadays they come in all shapes, sizes, and colours to suit your home storage needs. This article will explain how easy and versatile wooden boxes are for de-cluttering and organising your household in style.   Storage Problems in the Home   Overstuffed filing cabinets, piles of toys with nowhere to put them, books littered everywhere… Sound familiar? House clutter in the home and…

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5 Interesting Facts About Wooden Pallets

Posted on January 25, 2021

As one of the greatest inventions in modern logistics, wooden pallets and wooden pallet boxes have transformed how we consume goods all over the world. Here are 5 interesting facts you may not know about these versatile transportation products.   Wooden pallets are environmentally friendly As wood is biodegradable (unlike plastic or metal) and its recycling rate is much higher than that of paper or plastic. Contrary to popular belief, wooden pallets are not one of the causes of deforestation either, as the trees are cut down to make timber products,…

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How to Effectively Pack Pallets

Posted on August 7, 2020

Timber shipping pallets are one of the most popular packing materials in the industry, often acting as the foundation of your shipment and looking after your goods wherever they go in the world. Whilst the importance of the pallet can sometimes be forgotten, using high quality pallets and stacking your items efficiently means that these pallets can last for years, prevent damage to your items, and keep the costs down for your business. If you’re thinking about taking pallets seriously, it’s a good idea to make a plan that includes…

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Crates Vs. Pallets: What One Should You Use?

Posted on August 4, 2020

Find yourself torn between using crates or pallets for transporting or shipping your goods? It’s a common conflict that comes up during the planning, research and evaluation stages of your business. Whilst both crate packing and pallets are useful and beneficial methods for securing your products, you still need to consider what will do the most work for your items and how they will be received once they are out of your hands. Crates are most suitable for delicate and breakable items like glass or electronics that need special barriers…

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