Wooden pallets have long been in use in the United States, but one of the main weaknesses of wood is its perishability. Wood is a natural material, and as such, it tends to decompose unless it’s properly treated.
Organic material can also provide a haven for insects, bugs, bacteria, and other pests, making it a possible health hazard for those who handle products as well as the end customers. This is why wooden pallets should be properly treated prior to use in shipping and storage. [Read more…]