The logistics world would come to a standstill without the EPAL Euro pallet. The most widely-used exchange pallet in the world. It is mainly used in Europe. Around 450 - 500 million are currently in circulation.
Length: 800 mm
Width: 1,200 mm
Height: 144 mm
Weight: approx. 25 kg
Safe working load: 1,500 kg
Maximum additional load: 4,000 kg when stacking
Produced according to the EPAL technical regulations
1/2 Branded markings of the European Pallet Association e.V.
3 IPPC branded marking in accordance with the national plant protection rules (mandatory since 01/01/2010 for EPAL pallets)
4 Country code
5 Registration number of the responsible Plant Protection Authority
6 Method of treatment (heat treatment)
7 EPAL control staple (mandatory)
8 Repair nail (only present if the pallet is a repaired EPAL pallet)
9 Licence number – Year – Month
If Euro pallets display one or more of the following faults, the pallets are not exchangeable and should be repaired in accordance with EPAL’s Technical Regulations. Non-exchangeable EPAL Euro pallets:
A board is missing.
A block is missing or split in such a way that more than one nail shank is visible. Twisted blocks must not protrude more than 10 mm.
A bottom or deck board is splintered in such a way that more than one nail shank is visible.
Twisted blocks must not protrude more than 10 mm.
A board is broken transversally or diagonally.
Further features of poor general condition:
EPAL Euro pallets that are not fit for use in accordance with the quality classification should be repaired in accordance with the EPAL Technical Regulations.
Compliance with the ISPM 15 standard is the most essential condition for the unrestricted use of load carriers in the international movement of goods. EPAL wooden load carriers are produced and repaired according to the strict IPPC (International Plant Protection Convention) standard and can therefore be used across borders.
These provisions also apply to repaired EPAL Euro pallets.
Deck boards/stringers/bottom boards
Chamfered bottom boards
Deck board - stringer - central block
Deck board - stringer - corner block