Pallet Core Shortage Was 25 Years in the Making
Costco is widely regarded as the tipping point for the current shortage of cores. This article looks back over the previous decades to summarize how a series of changes has resulted in the current frustration faced by pallet recyclers.
How Pallet Companies Are Coping with the Pallet Core Shortage
Pallet recyclers are taking strides to stabilize their incoming pallet core supply in the face of a tightening supply situation.
Introduction to Wood Pallet Recycling
Pallet recycling has been a rapidly growing segment of the pallet industry over the last three decades, but uncertainty about core supply in the future looms as a potential threat to its continued growth.
Wood Pallet Recycling Industry - Threats and Opportunities
The wood pallet industry faces an uncertain future due to a number of factors, including the core shortage, concerns about food safety, as well as concerns about the transport of wood pests in timber pallets. In spite of such uncertainties, there are many important possibilities for the industry to work toward.
Wood Pallet Recycling: Current Opportunities and Threats Part 2
This article continues discussion of threats and opportunities facing the pallet industry.
Landscaping Mulch Production Helps Pallet Companies Divert Wood Waste
Wood recyclers can boost revenue by creating value added products from scrap wood, such as landscaping mulch.
About Pallet Pools - An International Survey Part 1
PECO Pallet is a pallet rental company operating in the United States, Canada and Mexico
Biomass Fuels and the Wood Pellet Market
With oil prices on the rise, many people are looking at alternative ways to heat their homes. Biomass fuels such as wood pellets are a solution that many are turning to. As heating with fossil fuels continues to demand more money out of the pocket book, the demand for wood pellets will continue to rise. Basic economics tells us that higher demand on the same supply means higher prices. We see this simple formula played out time after time in the wood pellet industry.
How to Get Free Reclaimed Lumber
Old barns and mills are a great source for high quality virgin timber. So how do you get a barn owner to give you their barn? It is really quite easy. Most barn owners will happily give you there old dilapidated barn just to get it out of the way and cleaned up.
Design for Recycling
Effective product design to promote recycling can result in decreased handling, less pressure on common carriers.
Wood Grinding Equipment Creates Value-Added Material for Recyclers
Grinding equipment can produce finished wood fiber that is valuable for numerous applications. Two key approaches include tub grinders and horizontal grinders.
Wood Waste to Fuel
Sawdust and shavings along with other fine wood waste are pressed through a die and bound together into wood pellets. These pellets can then be burned in homes for heat. Like with direct combustion, wood pellets can also be used at a power plant to produce electricity. There are wood pellet presses available from $2,000 to as high as $100,000 plus. Depending on how many tons of sawdust you need to make into wood pellets.
Pallet Recycling Trends – A Review of 2012
This article reviews key issues and trends for pallet recycling in 2012.