The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association earned USDA Certified Biobased Product status for wood pallet manufacturers that use its Pallet Design System. The label shows the pallets to be 100-percent biobased products, and federal agencies are required to buy them.
European wood manufacturers say that after the excellent annual result in 2015 with an increase of 10.9% and in total over 100m EPAL pallets, 73.6m of which were newly produced EPAL Euro pallets, the upward trend is continuing in the first quarter of 2016.
A pallet wood ball scorched using shou sugi ban won in the 2016 Winter Stations, a competition that challenges designers to reimagine Toronto's lifeguard stations. Now in its second year, organizers include members of RAW Design Architects and Ferris + Associates Landscape Architects, the City of Toronto, and Curio Art Consultants.
Sales of new and refurbished pallets will expand 3.5 percent per year through 2017 to 1.3 billion units, valued at $16.9 billion, says a new study by The Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm.