Plastic pallets can represent a substantial fire hazard in warehouses, shipping centers and long-term storage facilities. Compared to wood, conventional plastic pallets require higher sprinkler water discharge rates to deliver sufficient protection in an emergency.
FM 4996 approval provides a measure of confidence that a plastic pallet will deliver fire protection as good as or better than its wooden counterpart. Suitable for use in any facility where fire safety is a priority, Polymer Solutions International manufactures a wide selection of FM-approved, non-halogen plastic pallets.
Get the safety and peace of mind you need while still enjoying all the benefits of our lightweight, durable plastic product. Contact our office directly and request a quote today.
What Is FM Approval?
FM Approvals is an internationally recognized, independent testing and certification agency. The organization employs evidence-based research and testing to determine whether or not a given product can meet its high standards for commercial and industrial loss prevention.
FM approval is only extended to fire-retardant plastic pallets that perform equal to or better than conventional wood pallets when it comes to heat release. In order to become FM-approved, a plastic pallet must undergo comprehensive review and testing at a third-party lab. Regular follow-up audits ensure that integrity is maintained and standards upheld at all times.
The Importance of Non-Toxic, Non-Halogen Plastic Pallets
Older flame-retardant plastic pallets used halogen-based chemicals, such as decabromodiphenyl ether (deca-BDE), to coat their products. Over the past decade, a mounting body of scientific evidence has pointed to significant health problems associated with long-term exposure to deca-BDE, such as liver and thyroid damage, as well as reproductive, development and neurological impairment. For this reason, many states and industries have begun to phase out the use of deca-BDE in certain products.
Even if you’re not legally required to, choosing to use non-deca-BDE plastic pallets keeps your workers safe and positions you for future regulatory compliance, should anything change in the future.
Polymer Solutions International, Inc offers the industry’s first Non-Halogen, Non-Toxic, FM Approved (Flame retardant) and NSF Certified pallets.
About PSI Fire Retardant Plastic Pallets
PSI plastic pallets are fully halogen-free while still meeting FM standards for flame resistance. Lightweight, affordable and built to last for the long haul, our products deliver peace of mind and unrivaled performance in a number of different industries and applications. Our non-halogen plastic pallets received FM approval in May 2015, meeting the demand of our global customer base for products that are safer and better for the environment.
Find a list of several of our FM-approved pallets below:
- 40 x 48 ProGenic® Heavy Duty Pallet
- 40 x 48 ProGenic® Standard Duty Pallet
- 40 x 48 Double Leg Ratchet Pallet
- 40 x 48 ProGenic® Reinforced Plastic Pallet
- 1000 x 1200 Double Leg Ratchet Metric Pallet
- 40 x 48 ProGenic® 3 Stringer Plastic Pallet
FDA Approved Pallets
In addition to meeting international standards for flame protection, our pallets are fully recyclable and available with FDA-approved hygienic coatings for use in food, pharmaceutical and other applications.
Want to learn more about our current lineup of FM-approved products? Contact our office by phone or email to speak with a sales representative and discover some of the many benefits of making PSI your exclusive provider of halogen-free plastic pallets.