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- Avoid platform overhang. Stacking boxes with an edge hanging over the side of the pallet is a sure-fire way to cause damage. The strongest parts of the box are the four corners and when 2 are unsupported in an overhang situation, you will almost certainly get carton failure.
- Use the full pallet. If the stack of boxes on the pallet doesn’t use all the pallet deck space available, the stack is more prone to shifting. Shifting causes misalignment of the stack which increases the odds of failure. So maximize your space usage and also be sure to cover any gaps on the pallet deck with a slip sheet made of fiberboard or corrugated.
- Use stretch wrap or other unitizing aids. These are great at keeping the load fixed in place on the pallet. It also prevents moisture and humidity damage. Corner boards, strapping and adhesive can also be used with stretch wrap to stabilize and bullet-proof your pallet.
Author:”By Andre Palko”