Wood Packaging & Pallets

The transport of goods and materials is a multi-billion pound industry with wood products as its heart.

Wood has long been used as a packing material to ensure that goods can be transported safely and without damage, with wooden pallets being a central part of this industry.

Solid wood packaging typically includes packing cases, boxes, crates, drums, pallets and dunnage. As a packaging material wood is strong and durable, and easy to customise into any size or shape necessary to keep goods secure on the move. Wood’s high strength also makes it suitable for the transportation of larger, heavier products.

It is estimated that more than 20 million wood pallets are manufactured in the UK each year, with more than 90% ending up being disposed of as a single-use item.

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Wood products used for packaging and pallets:

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    * This information is intended as an introduction to wood for exteriors. If you would like more information or advice, we would recommend you contact TDUK members who supply these products.