By sand I mean in composition not a load carrying purpose.
DYOR on PVAXX (multiple entities).
A very nice try. Limitless raw material. A grand vision. An IPO was the goal, a logical path. It did not happen. I could sense an end coming. Others could not. More than a few got their fingers burned. Apparently the pallet did exist. There are pictures, there were displays. So who knows why it ended? Maybe another shot at the goal will happen if the process is valid.
But steel will beat it in my opinion.
Yes another valiant attempt called the Buckingham pallet (Australia not USA). You will have a hard time finding information about it today. It used a mix of hardwood and steel with the wood boards slotted in with no nails and so replaceable. Though innovative it was heavy and costly and not in touch with the real pallet world and its’ many complexities where cost then durability are two key fundamental factors. One steel company (all changed now) got its hopes up in ignorance and fingers burned.
The other challenge is pooling operators who were or are locked in to forward supply and service contracts.
A TOAST TO THE DINNER GUESTS.
CHINA, JAPAN, KOREA, CHEP AND SPS (can you see an elbow)
ALL GOOD, PLEASANT AND HARMONIOUS COMPANY.
Now the website is closed if you try either of the above on google search you will have trouble finding us. If you try IMAGES for the latter you will find a Chinese site selling mostly pallet racking. They just did not get the true meaning in the English language when they said what they were going to do, whether approved or not.
But if you look up steelpalletsystems (NO GAPS) under images you will find a wealth of images and information.
For the best live communications you have this current site. https://steelpalletsystems.wordpress.com/
This means the future is OPEN, wide open.
U.S. Wood Pallet Market (Report 2013)
U.S. demand for new pallets is 1.23 billion units
Total pallets in use to grow to 2.6 billion by 2017
Predicted annual increase 3.5% through 2017
Wood pallets account for nearly 95 per cent of the U.S. market
Refurbished wood pallets are 65 per cent of the wood pallet market
Pallet usage by type:
53% of shippers use stringer pallets exclusively
47% of shippers use block pallets exclusively
Pallet stock represents 44 per cent of all hardwood lumber produced
and 15 per cent of softwood lumber production. (2013)
The fork driver must have bounced on his seat.
The roof did not come down due to the properties and configuration or shape of the steel column.