Slip Sheets are cost-saving alternatives to Pallets and are made from multiple plies of strong kraft liner board. Pallets are costly, unhygienic, and challenging to keep, maintain and handle due to the constant repairing and treating required. Unlike Pallets, Slip Sheets are a much better load securing alternative due to them being far cheaper, lighter, wood-free, hygienic, and 100% recyclable. Slip Sheets are thin sheets of paper or corrugated material used for loading and unloading goods. It is available in various specifications to meet different needs. Like 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” that can easily be attached to any forklift truck.
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 costs. As time progressed, Slip Sheets’ use became more common as people realised that the cost of 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 that revolutionised Slip Sheets by using them 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.
The Push-Pull grips and clamps onto the Slip Sheet firmly by channeling. 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 transporting them back or fear misplacing them in the process of transportation. The Slip Sheet should be placed on the floor and goods on top of it. Other attachments such as the Modern Conveyor Systems and Rollerforks can be used in place of Push-Pull as well.
In comparison to Pallets, Slip Sheets offers a significant number of advantages that Pallets do not.
Before switching to Slip Sheets from Pallets, there are a few points that to be aware of to ensure smooth loading and transportation of goods.