In the first installment of Quick Tips for Mitigating Mold on Pallets, we talked about the importance of vendor selection and explained why, contrary to popular belief, heat treatment is not an effective approach to restricting mold growth. We also looked at how softwood pallets might be a better option than hardwood if you have mold problems, and why companies should increase vigilance each and every year as the warmer weather of Spring arrives. In […]
In a world where quality assurance measures are becoming increasingly stringent, mold endures as one of the greatest challenges facing companies in managing their wood pallet and packaging stocks. And yet it seems like mold should be easy enough to keep in check. In order for fungi to attack wood, a combination of oxygen, adequate temperature, a food source (the wood) and free or liquid water are all needed. By controlling moisture exposure, mold problems […]
Over recent weeks, conditions affecting the supply of pine lumber for the manufacture of pallets have deteriorated in in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic markets. The situation is the result of two factors: mill innovations and an increase in the demand for pine lumber. The pine sawmill industry is being transformed with improvement projects focused on optimizing yield. In short, mills are being equipped with computer scanning ability and drying capability which improves the amount of higher […]
Mold may not look nice, but in reality it doesn’t have an impact on most goods shipped by pallet; the product packaging shields them from direct contact with the fungus. But we’re finding that more of our customers today need or prefer pallets that have been treated to boost their mold-resistance. We want to be sure we’re using the best treatments, so PalletOne’s corporate team in Bartow recently conducted a test of four different mold-inhibiting […]
Spring is the seasons for showers and flowers, but if you’re in the pallet business it’s also the time of year that you’re thinking hard about mold. At PalletOne, we’ve been experimenting to try and develop better ways to keep your pallets free of mold for as long as possible. Mold needs three things to grow: oxygen, a food source and moisture. Remove one of those from the mix and mold won’t grow. We’re not […]
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