Cottondale Wood Products provides many pallet grade options for the diversified needs of our wide customer base. Although pallets come in all manner of sizes and configurations, all pallets fall into two very broad categories: "stringer" pallets and "block" pallets.

Stringer Pallet

Stringer pallets use a frame of three or four parallel pieces of timber (called stringers). The top deckboards are then affixed to the stringers to create the pallet structure. Stringer pallets are also known as "two-way"pallets, since a pallet-jack may only lift it from two directions instead of four. Forklifts can lift a stringer pallet from all four directions, though lifting by the stringers is more secure.

Block Pallet

Block pallets (also referred to as Manoj pallets) are typically stronger than stringer pallets. Block pallets utilize both parallel and perpendicular stringers to better facilitate efficient handling. A block pallet is also known as a "four-way" pallet, since a pallet-jack may be used from any side to move it.

Types of Pallets

Type I pallet: Single-faced, nonreversible pallet.
Type II pallet: Double-faced, flush-stringer or block, nonreversible pallet.
Type III pallet: Double-faced, flush-stringer or block, reversible pallet.
Type IV pallet: Double-faced, single-wing, nonreversible pallet.
Type V pallet: Single-faced, single-wing, nonreversible pallet.
Type VI pallet: Double-faced, double-wing, reversible pallet.