Introduction and Need of the Product:
Pallet slip sheets are the alternative packaging solution to the wooden pallets. Wooden pallets occupy a lot of space in the facility which could be easily reduced by a significant amount by using pallet slip sheets. The pallet slip sheets are made up of the plastics or corrugated materials. Plastics pallet slip sheets are widely replacing wooden pallets for the handling and transportation of the products inside the facility. Some of the companies also manufacture plastics pallet slip sheets made up of the recycled plastics polyethylene materials such as FreshPak Corporation. Also, the plastics pallet slip sheets eliminate the need for pallet exchange and could be replaced easily. It takes up approximately twenty times less floor space than the wooden pallets which could lead to significant reduction in the material handling costs. The plastics pallet slip sheets are also moisture resistant and repel insects and rodents to maintain proper hygiene level of the products kept over it. The pallet slip sheets are very environment friendly and cost-effective product. It costs around 90% less than the cost of a wooden pallet. Also, there is no any maintenance cost for the disposal of pallet slip sheets as in the case of wooden pallets. The pallet slip sheets are twenty times lighter than the traditional wooden pallets and could be used multiple times. It reduces the loading/unloading time by up to 60% and can be customized to fit any custom size according to the requirement of the customers.
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Pallet Slip Sheets Market: Market Dynamics
The pallet slip sheets market has noticed significant growth in the past few years due to several advantages of this product over traditional wooden pallets solution. It is expected that the pallet slip market will expand at an approximate CAGR value of 7%-8%, during the forecast period. Companies are readily shifting towards pallet slip sheets packaging solutions due to its high cost-effective and environment-friendly characteristics. The slip sheets require very low maintenance and could be easily disposed of in the environment. Pallets slip sheets manufacturers are investing high amounts of money on the research and development of the product to distinguish their products from the other manufacturers. The slip sheets are compliant with ISPM 15 regulations which restrict the use of timber in international trade. However, Pallet slip sheets require separate push-pull forklift arrangement for the transportation and handling which require extra investment of resources to implement this type of packaging solution. Wooden pallets provide more structural support than pallet slip sheets when used alone. Some of the latest trend observed in the pallet slip sheets market is the introduction of the slip sheets made up of the recycled materials such as recycled PE, etc.
Pallet Slip Sheets Market: Market Segmentation:
Pallet Slip Sheets Market Segmentation: By Material Type
- Kraft-board or Fiberboard
- Corrugated Paperboard
Among the material type, plastics material dominates the pallet slip sheets market with the highest market share of Polyethylene material. This is primarily due to the easy availability and good characteristics of the polyethylene material.
Pallet Slip Sheets Market Segmentation: By Number of Lips
- Single Lip
- Multiple Lip
Pallet Slip Sheets Market Segmentation: By Type of Coating
- Anti-slip coating
- Moisture barrier
- Grease barrier
- Other Coatings
Pallet Slip Sheets Market Segmentation: By End Use
- Chemical & Fertilizers
- Food & beverages
The primary applications for the Pallet Slip Sheets packaging are manufacturing and automotive industry. Both of them account for more than 30% of the overall Pallet Slip Sheets market, by end use.
Pallet Slip Sheets Market: Regional Overview
On the basis of region, the Pallet Slip Sheets market is segmented into seven regions which include North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Japan. Europe and North Americas dominate the Pallet Slip Sheets market due to increasing sustainability rules and regulations to use eco-friendly packaging solutions. Also, the pallet slip sheets are cost-effective packaging product when compared to traditional wooden pallets packaging solution. This has led to the increase in demand of pallet slip sheets in these regions. The Asia Pacific and Latin America region is expected to strong growth potential in the pallet slip sheets market due to rising awareness and new regulations to meet sustainability targets. Presently, there is very low penetration of the pallet slip sheets in these regions due to less number of manufacturers and supplier present in the region. Japan and MEA region also offer untapped growth potential in the global pallet slip sheets market.
Pallet Slip Sheets Market: Market Players
Some of the key players in the Pallet Slip Sheets market are Fresh-Pak Corp, MEIJER HANDLING SOLUTIONS B.V., Industrial Packaging Corporation, Smurfit Kappa Group, Marvatex Inc., ENDUPACK-SAS, REPSCO Inc., CGP Industries S.A.S., GUNTHER SAS, Tri-Cor Flexible Packaging Inc., Continental Paper & Plastics Corp., Specialty Coating & Laminating llc, KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation, Dura-Fibre, LLC., CROWN PAPER CONVERTING INC, Opprocon, Inc, Falcon Packaging & Converting Ltd., and International Paper. Co.
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