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There's No Gamble With Metal

When comparing metal and wood pallets there is virtually no contest. Metal pallets were designed as an alternative to wood and plastic pallets to advance and solve problems with modern manufacturing methods. Business is a serious game, and profits and losses are determined according to the methods you presently use to operate your business.

Studies and comparisons have been made, and the results in every category are unanimously in favor of metal pallets. But don't take our word for it. Compare for yourself the advantages of metal pallets over wood and plastic pallets. And you will decide, as many other companies have, to use metal pallets. We want to reduce your overhead and increase you profits. International Metal Pallet Co. ("Better than Wood") has developed a product to eliminate the gamble and change your conventional warehousing methods into cost savings values for your operation.

Metal Wood Plastic

Safety

Excellent
• Seldom Breaks
• Hard to Contaminate
• Easy to Decontaminate
Poor
• Causes Splinters
• Breaks Easily
• Nails Protrude
• Will Contaminate Easily
• Hard to Decontaminate
Good
• Breaks Moderately
• Will Contaminate Moderately
• Fairly Easy to Decontaminate

Repair

Excellent Good
• Basically Inexpensive
Poor
• Non-Existent at This Time

With ASRS Equipment

Excellent
• Works Well with Conveyor Systems
Poor
• Racks out of Square
• Pieces Jam Moving Parts of High-Priced Equipment
Fair
• Plastic Gets Chewed up by Chain Conveyors

Design Flexibility

Excellent
• Easy to Make Different Sizes & Shapes
Good
• Easy to Make Different Sizes & Shapes
Poor
• Very Costly to Make
• Dyes for New Models Normally Limited to Existing Models (Dyes)

Cleanliness

Excellent
• Excellent for All Clean-Room Applications
Poor
• Due to High Breakage, Hard-to-Keep Warehouses Clean of Splinters & Pieces of Wood, Harbor Bugs, Fungus, Spores, & Other Contaminates. Should Not Be Used in Clean-Room Situations.
Good
• Good for Some Clean-Room Applications

Fire

Excellent
• Gets Hot
Poor
• Adds to Fire
Poor
• Adds to Fire
• Gives off Toxic Fumes

Climate

Excellent
• Cold-No Change
• Mild-No Change
• Hot-Becomes Hot
Good
• Cold-Stiffens
• Mild-No Change
• Hot-No Change
Poor
• Cold-Becomes Brittle
• Mild-No Change
• Hot-Becomes Soft
• Direct Sun-Loses Oil & Becomes Brittle
Red Pallet
Silver Metal Pallet
Metal Pallet with No Paint