In an effort to drive sustainability, many companies are converting from wood/corrugated packaging to plastic reusable pallets. Orbis Corp. recently enhanced its 40- by 48-inch RackoCell, a pallet engineered specifically to meet the needs of the food manufacturing industries where hygiene, durability and ease of washing are demanded. The RackoCell is molded in one piece from polypropylene copolymer to offer enhanced stiffness and edge-racking performance up to 2,200 pounds, and features a flow-through design that washes and drains quickly for high sanitation. Smooth, all-plastic construction protects the product without nails, splinters or rust.
The RackoCell pallet also features an option available specifically for food plants that use X-ray detection to inspect product prior to shipping. The new RackoCell option is molded with a blend of detectable materials, and is X-ray detectable. In the case that a piece of the pallet comes loose due to aggressive handling, it can be easily detected.