Ensuring pallet stability will not only prevent unnecessary costs and damage during transit, but also reduce the risk of serious injury.

How stable are your pallets?

Take our quiz to find out your pallet stability score and discover how you can improve your packaging performance.

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      Containment force

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    There is 2 main methods of measuring load containment force. Please select which method you use before starting the quiz.


    Accepted values between 25 to 1800. Increased weight means more containment force is required to prevent shifting.


    Boxes that are interlocked, like bricks in a wall, are more stable than columns and require less load containment.


    TL: Truck Load. LTL: Less than truckload. Products shipping LTL experience rougher handling than products shipping TL.

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    The longer a trip is, the more containment force that will be required to keep a load intact.


    The more expensive a load is, the more protection - or load containment - it should have.


    Liquids shift more readily than solids during transport, and require more load containment.


    Accepted values between 0.5 to 3 meters. An increased length without increased weight means less dense and more stable loads.


    Accepted values between 0.5 to 3 meters. An increased width without increased weight means less dense and more stable loads.


    Accepted values between 0.5 to 3 meters. Increased height means less stable loads requiring more containment force.


    1: Flexible 2: Average 3: Rigid. A flexible product will shift and then return to it's original position after impact.


    1: Very unstable, 3: Stable, and 5: Very stable. The less stable a load is, the more containment force is required to prevent failure.

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    Your Recommended Load Containment Force: 30.2 KGs

    This is the minimum recommended pallet containment force. A lower force than this means that the pallet is instable and is potentially at risk of collapse. A higher force than this is good, but may indicate an over usage of film.

    Do you know your current containment force?

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    Congratulations! you have optimized your stretch film for the current holding force & weight per pallet wrap. Please contact us to know more.

    Please contact us to find out how to acheive the same holding force using less film.

    Please contact us to calculate your current holding force!

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    Poor Pallet Stability Costs Millions

    Every year in the UK around 82.5 million pallets arrive at their destination damaged, costing companies millions of pounds. But beyond the loss of damaged goods, there are other significant costs:

    • The cost and time to rework any unstable or damaged pallets.
    • The cost of repacking and reshipping and pallets rejected by the customer.
    • Spill and clean-up costs.
    • Retailer fines and repacking charges.

    Put Your Pallets to the Test

    Our Mobile Pallet Stability Test Lab replicates the forces a pallet experiences during an emergency stop. This is the most extreme force a pallet will encounter and therefore it is a good indicator of how a pallet will hold up during your supply chain.

    Our Process

    How we improve your pallet stability

    A combination of expertise, innovative products and unique testing capabilities not only allows us to identify the root cause of the problem but develop a solution to solve it. Our process is then verified through further trials and testing to confirm our recommendations and ensure pallet stability has been achieved.

    Mobile Pallet Stability
    Test Lab

    Our Mobile Pallet Stability Test Lab is an acceleration-deceleration bench fitted inside a truck. The value of this is that it removes the time and expense involved in sending pallets off for external testing as we are able to bring the testing to you.

    Transit Packaging
    Audit

    Our expert team will assess your packaging usage, systems and processes to identify efficiencies and make improvements across your operations.

    Packaging
    Development

    Develop new packaging solutions to your specifications in collaboration with our technical team with access to a range of packaging material and equipment in our Innovation Centre.

    Packaging
    Trials

    Offsite trials in our Innovation Centre enable you to test the impact of any packaging developments without the disruption and operational downtime of traditional onsite trials

    Further
    Testing

    As well as the G-force testing our Mobile Pallet Stability Test Lab provides, we also have additional testing capabilities. This includes vibration and tilt testing which allows us to recreate the extended stresses a pallet endures during transit to test durability.

    Pallet Stability Testing

    Discover how stable your pallets are and how to eliminate movement in transport in your supply chain

    Real results from our customers’ pallet stability tests

    Impacts of pallet instability

    By transporting unstable pallets, you are risking product damage during transit, in fact we estimate that companies are losing as much as 5% of all palletised goods due to pallet stability issues. As well as the loss of damaged goods, other costs related to damage during transit are the costs associated with reworking any damaged pallets. We have also seen how, in some cases, manufacturers are incurring significant retailer fines for delivery damaged goods or unstable loads and being charged for repacking by logistics providers because their pallets aren’t stable enough to be moved safely within an automated warehouse.

    Besides the environmental damaged cause by any spills, repacking and reshipping pallets that have been rejected due to instability or damage is harmful to the environment as it is essentially doubling the carbon footprint of shipping a pallet of product.

    One person is killed or injured every hour in Europe and the UK due to insecure cargo (EUMOS).

    Pallet Stability Testing and Packaging Innovation

    Innovation Centre

    Our Innovation centre has been specifically designed to help companies solve pallet instability and movement in transport issues. The first of it’s kind, the pallet stability testing centre provides both an offsite option and a mobile solution to bring the Lindum experience to your premises.

    Mobile Pallet Stability Test Lab

    The UK’s first Mobile Pallet Stability Test Lab enables us to reproduce transport conditions in real time to measure movement in transit with scientific accuracy. Send your pallets to us, or we can bring the mobile lab to you to carry out tests onsite.

    Our testimonials

    • 56 %

      Cost saving

    “In an industry that is really competitive, achieving marginal gains throughout our business can make a big difference.  The support Lindum have provided has benefited our people, our business and also the environment. I don’t think anyone can ask for more than that.”
    - Karro Food Group
    • 65 %

      Cost saving

    “It was not necessary to make a full business calculation of the pay-back period. The ‘offsite’ waste reduction of 66% alone convinced the senior management …Thanks to the Caregrip™ anti-slip paper, the stacked products remain on the pallet and the downtime is reduced. In fact, there have been no stoppages caused by dropped products since the shift to PAL-Cut and Caregrip™ sheets. A welcome side-effect is the near elimination of fork-lift trucks in the packaging zone and that has been a wish for many years.”
    - ‘Offsite’ waste reduction
    • 52435 kg

      Reduction in packaging waste

    “In an industry that is really competitive, achieving marginal gains throughout our business can make a big difference.  The support Lindum have provided has benefited our people, our business and also the environment. I don’t think anyone can ask for more than that.”
    - Faccenda Foods

    Customer Success Story

    Multinational Drink And Brewing Company

    Customer Success Story

    Vegan Food Manufacturer

    • 71.2 %

      reduction in plastic

    By switching to a pre-stretched hand pallet wrap, the customer was able to reduce the amount of film used to wrap each pallet from 375g to 108g on average.

    Customer Success Story

    Bio-based plastic film helps sugar manufacturer reduce plastic by 50%

    • 50 %

      reduction in plastic

    As Lindum Packaging, we were approached by a leading sugar manufacturer with a mission to make their packaging processes more sustainable. They wanted to reduce plastic usage and explore environmentally friendly alternatives for their packaging needs while ensuring pallet stability during transit.