Plastic Pallets for Medical Cannabis, CBD and Hemp Products
As the cannabis industry has undergone legal changes in the past 10 years, the market for medical marijuana, CBD and hemp products has grown considerably.
Experts predict a market value of $37.3 billion in 2024 for medical and recreational marijuana alone. Economists also forecast the CBD market to reach $1.7 billion by 2025 and the market for hemp-based products to grow to $2.61 billion.
These figures underscore the need for efficient, safe medical marijuana supply chain solutions throughout the industry.
The Logistical Challenges in the Medical Cannabis, CBD and Hemp Product Industry
The cannabis-related industry continues to evolve, but several common logistics challenges have already surfaced. These include:
- Managing facility light
- Fighting pests
- Controlling indoor humidity
- Overseeing a high-turnover inventory
Pallet racking has emerged as a viable solution to these challenges. In modern facilities, cannabis-related businesses can use these systems with various pallet options that permit the required airflow and visibility. Recycled plastic pallets — like those from PSI — also resist insect infestations that can be more common with wooden systems. The result is a holistic, cost-effective approach to better materials handling.
Pallet technology continues to advance and keep pace with changing industry needs for effective inventory management. Today’s options go beyond scannable labels and barcodes to Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-enabled solutions. Integrating RFID pallets and software can help you monitor products throughout the supply chain, improve order fulfillment and maintain more accurate records.
The Benefits of Plastic for Medical Cannabis, CBD and Hemp Products
Consider the advantages of using plastic for your material handling and storage needs.
Plastic pallets provide an environmentally friendly alternative to wood, and Polymer Solutions International Inc. demonstrates an ongoing commitment to greener practices. Our options are 100 percent recyclable, and many already contain materials we’ve recycled. Additionally, we offer an end-of-life buy-back plan to help keep pallets out of landfills and support a more circular economy. In contrast to wood pallets, which may last for only a few uses, PSI’s plastic pallets are durable enough to reuse numerous times.
Our plastic pallet solutions for medical marijuana, hemp products and CBD goods boast low chemical emissions and are exempt from the International Standards For Phytosanitary Measures No. 15. They preserve your products’ integrity and help protect the environment by giving off fewer chemical residues than treated wood.
Fewer Maintenance Requirements
Plastic pallets are low-maintenance, saving your business time and money. They easily clean up with gentle soap and water and resist moisture, corrosion, alkalis and weaker acids. As a result, you get an excellent return on your investment with less labor needed for pallet upkeep.
Plastic pallets enhance your facility’s safety in multiple ways. They generate no dust and grow no mold, so there are fewer potential respiratory irritants and better indoor air quality. Unlike their wooden counterparts, there are also no splinters or nail hazards during manual pallet handling. Plastic pallets also don’t warp, contributing to steadier product loads.
Hygienic Shipping Solutions
Perhaps the most significant advantage of specialty plastic pallets is their hygienic properties. Maintaining hygiene throughout the supply chain is vital to preserving the integrity of food, beverages and pharmaceutical products. Best practices begin with preventing insects, mold and mildew from contacting sensitive goods. Plastic naturally resists pests and contamination, cementing it as the perfect choice for hygienic shipping and storage.
All PSI hygienic plastic pallets conform to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements, making them ideal for CBD-infused foods and beverages.
Pallets Engineered Specifically for Medical Cannabis, CBD and Hemp Products
Trust Polymer Solutions International Inc. for your medical marijuana packaging solutions. At PSI, we’ve specially engineered our pallets to handle the storage and shipping needs of medical cannabis, CBD and hemp products.
Like most plants, medical cannabis and hemp are susceptible to damage from humidity. We’ve solved that problem with vented pallets to increase airflow and reduce moisture. Our medical marijuana plastic pallets feature:
- One-piece construction: They’re easy to stack, clean and sanitize.
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliance: These specialized medical marijuana plastic pallets meet FDA regulations for the pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries.
- Compatibility: Our pallets easily integrate with popular cannabis container trays and inserts.
If your needs go beyond our standard offerings, we can work with you to develop a beginning-to-end custom solution.
PSI Medical Cannabis, CBD and Hemp Products Material Handling Solutions
PSI offers many material handling products and solutions for application in the cannabis industry.
Choose from 40 x 48 hygienic plastic pallets in standard, reinforced or heavy-duty varieties, each featuring ProGenic® antimicrobial protection. Other pallets include:
- The 40 x 48 ProTech, constructed with high-density polyethylene and wide forklift access pockets.
- Our ProGenic® three-stringer model, featuring branding capability and two height options.
- The 40 x 48 nestable distribution pallet, engineered to be hygienic and maximize storage space when not in use.
- The 44 x 56 heavy-duty can pallet, perfect for those cannabis-infused beverages.
We also carry numerous companion products to simplify processing, storage and damage-free transportation. Our options include:
- Sturdy 44 x 56 plastic top frames to help prevent cans from crushing.
- Durable 40 x 48 freezer spacers to encourage proper airflow when flash-freezing hemp biomass for better preservation.
Browse Our Plastic Pallets and Request a Quote
When you want the best in plastic pallets for medical marijuana, CBD and hemp products, you want the best plastic pallet manufacturer — PSI. At Polymer Solutions International Inc., we’ve helped clients worldwide with material handling products and solutions for over 25 years. Explore our complete collection online or contact us for a free quote on a custom-designed product.