Recycle Your Pallets: Build Compost Boxes

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 11, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Wooden pallets are one of those common mass-manufactured products that have so many possible post-production uses. Nonetheless, once these jobs have been completed and the pallets delivered to their destinations, they're often discarded. This doesn't need to be the case, however, especially for high-quality pallets made from smooth, dense pine joined together by superbly tough crating SCRAIL® fasteners from BECK.

Instead, you can effectively reuse pallets of all kinds for many purposes. One of these is compost boxes. Let's look at how this is possible, as an excellent example of just how versatile pallets can be in their recycled afterlife.


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Topics: Crate Fasteners, lignoloc, Crating Scrail, wood, fastening system, compost boxes, nail screws




The Importance of Sustainable Crate Building

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 29, 2022 9:30:00 AM

 

Almost every service and product-oriented business in the world uses packaging materials at some point in its operations. If your own business does, it's one of the many thousands, possibly millions, of others that do the same. What's easy to forget every time you assemble a box or pallet for shipping, or use pallets as part of your project work, is the possible environmental impact of all the materials being used.

 This is where wooden crates and pallets become useful. They're an ideal sustainable packaging solution that can be used multiple times over—if handled carefully—and you can even sturdily finish their assembly yourself with a minimal need for tools.

 Essentially, with little more than a reliable staple gun and a handy supply of Crating SCRAIL® fasteners, you can handle your own wooden packaging materials like a pro. Here are a few reasons why you should consider this practice.


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Topics: Crate Building, Scrail Fasteners, Crate Fasteners, pallets, wooden crates, Crating Scrail




How to Face a Crating Challenge

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 4, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Packaging is an essential aspect of product preservation and safety as companies can incur significant losses if merchandise is damaged in route to its destination. Although we may not think of wood packaging solutions as products that have room for improvement, the truth is that custom industrial packing and shipping companies are continually developing innovative solutions to ensure the items entrusted to their care arrive unscathed.


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Topics: Crate Building, Scrail Fasteners, Crate Fasteners




Protect What’s Inside – and the Bottom Line -- with Shipping Crates

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 23, 2021 10:54:23 AM

It has long been said that beauty is what’s on the inside. That couldn’t be truer than when shipping large, fragile, and valuable items in shipping crates. With our globalized economy, people and businesses are using shipping crates to protect and move products being shipped around the world. From retail merchandise to machines and equipment of any size, shape and weight, wooden shipping crates provide light, yet strong, enclosures to protect contents during shipping and storage.


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Topics: Crate Building, Scrail Fasteners, Crate Fasteners




Pallet Deconstruction: The Right Way to Break Down and Dispose of a Pallet

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 14, 2020 11:07:00 AM

Pallets are used to stack, store, protect and move items, in a stable way, that are transported using equipment like forklifts and pallet jacks. Most pallets are made of wood, but there is also plastic, steel, paper, and composite options depending upon use. There is no “standard size” of pallets and the dimensions vary widely, especially internationally. They do tend to be reusable which is a cost-saver. However, if you work with a lot of pallets, they may end up taking up a lot of space and you will want to dispose of them.


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Topics: Crate Fasteners, pallets




Choosing the Right Shipping Solution

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 14, 2019 10:12:28 AM

It happens all the time, you have items that need to go from one place to another. The items are large and need protection, so you already know cardboard boxes are out of the question. You’d like to use a wooden container of some sort, but which one? Do you want a pallet, a box or a crate? How do you decide the best option?


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Topics: Crate Fasteners




Create Your Own Crate to Safely Ship Holiday Gifts

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 8, 2018 9:48:00 AM

Shipping fragile holiday gifts to friends and family can become expensive very quickly. Anyone who has contacted a freight company will know that shipping a crated item is not cheap. However, there is a way to save money by making your own shipping crates from home! For tips on what needs to be crated and the supplies needed to make your own crate this holiday season, keep on reading. 


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Topics: Crate Building, Crate Fasteners




5 Tricks to Crate with Quality and Speed

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 29, 2018 9:19:00 AM

Did you ever try the egg drop challenge where you use paper, tape, and straws to create a protective package around an egg that would then be dropped from a height to see if it cracked? If you fail, your egg goes splat. Now imagine being asked to create a protective package around a 200-pound, $5,000 sofa that could potentially fall off a truck or warehouse rack. If you fail, you’re accountable for a lot more than a scrambled egg. Crating is an art form. Here are 5 tricks to help you build crates that can handle their journey.


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Topics: Crate Building, Crate Fasteners




Cram Your Crate Creatively: Innovative Packing Materials for Shipping

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 28, 2018 7:44:00 AM

Crates have been used for centuries to ship valuables from shore to shore, doorstep to doorstep. They have remained the steadfast choice when shipping items of value because of their durability, and the protection they offer. Crates protect their contents from damage during travel due to the crate box’s framework. The wood composition provides strength in conjunction with the strength of the fasteners that hold it together. All that is for nothing though if the contents inside are able to move and shift during delivery, causing potential damage in transport.


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Topics: Crate Building, Crate Fasteners




Sustainable Tips for Shipping & Packing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 25, 2018 12:37:47 PM

Known for durability, crating is the preferred method for shipping overseas or for any journey that requires extra protection. To ensure the contents arrive in the same shape they departed in, there are plenty of materials that can be used. Since these materials only have the job of protection, and aesthetics are irrelevant, this is a great place to use eco-friendly materials. Check out these tips for making your crating a little greener.


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Topics: Crate Building, Crate Fasteners





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