Crownhill to bring corrugated pallets to market

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

TORONTO – ​Brampton, Ontario-based Crownhill Packaging has entered into a patent license agreement with Lifdek to launch corrugated pallet technology.

Lifdek’s patented pallet designs offer an alternative to wood and plastic pallets. Lifdek’s pallets weigh less than eight pounds on average, compared to as much as 60 pounds for some block style pallets, which equates to savings for air freight applications billed by the pound.

They are able to handle the majority of pallet shipments in North America, which consist primarily of fast-moving consumables of less than nine hundred pounds per pallet.

“It’s time customers optimize their pallets to their pallet loads, rather than forcing their load configuration to accommodate today’s standard pallet dimensions. Eliminating just two inches of empty space on a pallet dimension would add enough room for four additional pallets of product in a fully cubed 53-foot trailer; that’s an eight percent reduction in freight costs and emissions,” said Joseph Danko, president of Lifdek Corporation.

Lifdek’s patented pallets can be designed specifically for the optimum load configuration of a customer’s products because they consist simply of two die-cut blanks that can be assembled on-site in less than 30 seconds without glue.

“Lifdek’s corrugated pallet technology reduces the carbon footprint across the entire supply chain. We are pleased to be working with Lifdek to analyze, locate and quantify total cost advantages and sustainability metrics within the supply chain for customers searching for a safe, sustainable wood or plastic pallet alternative,” said Ken Wong, vice-president of Crownhill Packaging.

Crownhill’s corrugators can die-cut Lifdek pallet blanks and ship them flat to customers, reducing inbound pallet freight costs and emissions by up to 75 percent. Lifdek pallets are recycled with other used corrugated containers, eliminating reverse logistics costs and emissions for empty wood pallet loads.