Metal packaging
This comprises pallets for specialist uses, including the military, automotive and tyre industries. They represent less than 1% of the market.


Standard steel pallets are strong but expensive and heavy, and they rust over time. Aluminium ones are also strong but lighter, and are good for airfreight. Stainless steel pallets are used for clean room applications. Both are 2 to 3 times the price of regular steel.

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