Should you use a Block or Stringer Style Pallet? Answer: Dependents
Block vs. Stringer
What product is being shipped?
Various products have different specs for storage & shipping. Pallets for food & beverage industry have different requirements than pallets used to ship industrial parts. Some pallets need hardwood and some require to be treated against mold or pests. Other industries require specific sizes, or may only use standard size pallets i.e. COSTCO, CHEP, PECO, GMA style pallets. Certain industries may need either a block or stringer pallet for transport.
Does your pallet need easy 4-way entire?
Do you rack or stack?
Does your pallet destination require a pallet style; Block or Stringer?
Are your pallets being lifted by hand?
If so, Stringer pallets can be much lighter than a Block.
What is the total weight being shipped & tolerance of my pallet?
If you choose a block or stringer pallet, it must be capable of supporting the weight of your product. Unfortunately, the strain a pallet endures is often NOT evaluated until it’s too late. Hopefully, you never experience pallet failure and it’s a major consideration when choosing pallet styles.