Description

Pallets are known to be costly, unhygienic, and challenging to keep, maintain and handle due to the constant repairing and treating required. Unlike pallets, Slip Sheet is a much better load securing alternative due to it being far cheaper, lighter, wood-free, hygienic and 100% recyclable.

So what exactly are Slip Sheets?

Slip Sheets are thin sheets of paper or corrugated material used for loading and unloading of goods. It is available in various specifications to meet the different needs. Similar to Pallets, Slip Sheets are placed under a load with the help of the forklift’s fork. It is then being pushed or pulled by a special attachment such as the “Push-Pull” which can be attached to any forklift truck easily.

How does it work?

The Push-Pull grips and clamps onto the Slip Sheet firmly by the channelling. By pulling the load with the Slip Sheet under them onto stable forks, it moves it all to a container. This allows the pallets to remain in the warehouse, enabling you to reuse them without having to transport it back or fear misplacing it in the process of transportation. Other attachments such as the Modern Conveyor Systems and Rollerforks can be used in place of Push-Pull as well.

When were Slip Sheets invented?

During the mid-1940s, Slip Sheet was first used for canned fruits, afraid that pallets would take up too much storage space as it had a much significant depth. People hence opted for Slip Sheets to reduce storage cost. As time progresses, the use of Slip Sheets became more common as people realised that the cost Pallets was starting to build up and it was difficult to maintain and was unsanitary, which made them took the switch.

Moving forward to 1991, people discovered the multi-functional purpose of the Slip Sheet through Micropolis, a computer company who revolutionised Slip Sheets by using it in airfreight, inspiring many to do the same. Today, Slip Sheets can be seen being used by various industries and applications from semis, air, sea to storage!

Advantages of Slip Sheets

In comparison to Pallets, Slip Sheets offers a significant number of advantages which Pallets don’t’.

  • Lower purchasing costs. Slip Sheets cost significantly lesser, and unlike Pallets, Slip Sheets are cheap enough to be disposed of after each use. It also does not need to be tracked, repaired or maintain, which would result in additional cost accumulated.
  • Maximises warehouse space and reduce transportation cost. Due to the slim nature of the Slip Sheet, it takes up significantly lesser storage space. As it is also depth-free, it allows more goods to be loaded due to the increase in vertical space available, hence, lowering transportation cost required.
  • Hygiene. Slip Sheets helps to keep warehouse clean by eliminating rodents and insect infestation due to its depth-free feature, which prevents the housing of the pests. Furthermore, they can be discarded after each use, preventing cross-contamination from happening.
  • Environmentally friendly. Slip Sheets are 100% reusable and recyclable, which makes it a better alternative compared to wooden pallets that often end up in landfills when being disposed.

Things to take note when converting to Slip Sheets

Before switching to Slip Sheets from Pallets, there are a few points that you should be aware of to ensure smooth loading and transportation of goods!

  • Know the proper unit load for the product. Taking, for example, the specifications of your product before you can determine the suitable Slip Sheet
  • The suitable Slip Sheet is based on the unit load, finding the ideal Slip Sheet would allow you to load, unload and transport your goods safely.
  • Have the proper equipment available and ensure adequate training are in place.
  • Fully understand the functions of Slip Sheet and how it must match the material handling equipment used.
  • Lastly, it would be to understand your receiver’s unloading and storage facilities, whether if they have equipment tool and storage place that are applicable for Slip Sheets.

Key Features

Applications

Place slip sheet on the floor and place goods on top of it. An alternative to pallets. 

Product Features

  • Reduces the cost of materials, freight, labour, repair, storage and disposal 
  • Environmentally-friendly, wood-free, hygienic and 100% recyclable 
  • Compatible with standard forklifts outfitted with Push-Pull attachments, rollerforks and modern conveyor systems 
  • Ideal for both domestic and international shippers