EPAL CP pallets ready for the market

European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL)


EPAL CP pallets ready for the market

EPAL CP pallets requirements were fully met in consultation with users from the chemicals industry

Düsseldorf, 6th April 2020 – After many discussions with users in the chemicals industry, the European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) has implemented their requirements for EPAL CP pallets and included them in the EPAL Technical Regulations. In addition, the EPAL CP pallets have undergone many intensive practical trials in the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML’s Dortmund packaging laboratory. The test results substantiate the EPAL CP pallets’ optimum functionality for bagged goods and drums and thus conform with the complex requirements of the chemical industry for high-quality wooden load carriers.

Christian Kühnhold, CEO EPAL: “The feedback from users in the chemicals industry on the amended technical requirements was positive in all the talks, and we had a high level of acceptance and support for the EPAL CP pallets. We’re now entering the race with the EPAL CP pallets.”

EPAL CP pallets fully comply with the demand for IPPC – ISPM 15-treated and dried quality pallets, which fufill the safety requirements of the chemicals industry. The illustrations and descriptions of the nine different EPAL CP pallets (CP1–CP9) can be viewed here.

About EPAL:

The European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) ensures a smooth flow of goods in the logistics world with over 600 million EPAL Euro pallets and 20 million box pallets in the world’s biggest open exchange pool. Founded in 1991 as the umbrella association of licensed producers and repairers of EPAL load carriers, EPAL is globally responsible for their consistent quality. EPAL pallets are produced from sustainably grown, CO2-neutral wood, can be repaired and recycled, and reduce transport distances thanks to their high level of availability. As a registered association, EPAL does not pursue any commercial interests and makes all its decisions in the interests of its industry, retail and logistics partners. EPAL is represented in over thirty countries by fourteen National Committees which have committed themselves to implementing the EPAL objectives.

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European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL)
Andrea Engels
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