EUROPEAN PALLET STOWAGE REGULATIONS
Pallet stowage: which regulations in Europe?
How to secure your pallets since the European directive 2014/47/EU of 2014,April 3rd? As you know, the quality of the film as well as the loading of your pallets are two very important points to take into account. Ripack explains why.
What does the European standard for transport packaging say?
The European standard for transport packaging EUMOS 40509 defines the stability criteria for truck loads. These criteria are measurable by means of tests specified in the standard, including :
- The securing of a pallet inside a truck must not allow it to move horizontally by more than 5% of its height or 6 cm if its height is less than 1200mm.
- Its oscillations may not exceed 10% of its height.
- The various layers of a composite pallet will not be able to slide more than 2% of their height.
In short, unsuitable, too fragile or unstable packaging can lead to the immediate and total immobilization of a truck during a customs or gendarmerie check.
Why is it important to choose the right film?
If the responsibility for the load lies with the sender, the damage in case of immobilization will also be shared by the consignee with the imaginable consequences for their future relations.
Shrink-wrapping with Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) shrink film guarantees that loads are perfectly held on their pallet, even when they are of various sizes and shapes, making stacking more hazardous.
Once correctly shrunk, a LDPE film cover ensures that the goods are held in place by concentric clamping without any deformation of the goods to offer a unique, solid and recyclable homogeneous packaging.
It will be a question of defining which film best suits your packaging needs. Discover our different ranges of films, or ask one of our experts for advice if you need it, by filling in the contact form. We will be happy to share our knowledge with you.