Plastic Slip Sheets

Plastic Slip Sheets

Provide Protection and Reduce Weight With Plastic Slip Sheets

 

If you need to provide protection for your products while shipping them, but want to reduce the weight and bulk of pallets, consider using Cherry’s Industrial Equipment’s plastic slip sheets.

 

Manufactured with HDPE, these slip sheets are resistant to bacteria, moisture and tearing. Our slip sheets are easy to customize to fit load requirements, and can support up to 2,300 lbs. Choose from 22 sizes and styles, including four-tab, opposite-edge, single-edge and adjacent-edge construction. Our plastic slip sheets are also fully recyclable.


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Slip Sheet Definition

A slip sheet is a thin, pallet-sized plastic sheet with at least one tab (or lip) that can often serve the same purposes as pallets in material handling applications. Slip sheets are most commonly made from HDPE and in some cases Polypropylene plastic and metals and metal alloys. When implementing slip sheets, the user typically secures the load with shrink wrap or stretch wrap to provide additional stability.

There are two basic slip sheet types: single-lip and multi-lip.

Single-lip slip sheets feature a lip that faces the unit load carrier, which maximizes space utilization and minimizes travel space clearance requirements. Multi-lip slip sheets are designed to allow loading from one side and unloading from the other, which is beneficial for freight handling applications on rail cars and ocean vessels.

What Are the Advantages of Using Plastic Slip Sheets?

More and more businesses are seeing the advantages of plastic slip sheets and using them to replace the number of pallets they use for stocking and transporting their materials and products. These advantages include:

  • Space savings: Slip sheets are much thinner than pallets and take up less space when stacked with your containers or boxes. You can create as many layers as you like without eating into your valuable storage space. This is especially important during transport, where the use of pallets can mean significantly less space for product.
  • Flexibility: The flexible nature of our plastic slip sheets means they account for slight differences in the height and flatness of your layers of products. Pallets require a flat surface for safe, stable packing. Uneven surfaces can allow a pallet to rock, and for items to fall off. Our plastic slip sheets will conform to the layer beneath them and allow for even stacking.
  • Resistance: Our plastic slip sheets are suitable for damp and humid conditions, where wooden pallets might rot and allow for mold and bacteria growth. Slip sheets can easily be cleaned to remove dust, dirt and other debris. You can reuse our plastic slip sheets for years thanks to their strong durability.
  • Ease of storage: Unlike pallets, which require sizeable storage space when not in use, plastic slip sheets can easily be piled or rolled up when you’re not using them. You can keep a stack of plastic slip sheets handy in multiple locations around your factory, warehouse or in your transport trucks so that you’re always ready to stack and store your products and materials.
  • Strength: With the ability to withstand over 2,000 lbs., our plastic slip sheets can be used for a variety of storage and transportation requirements.

How Much Space Are You Wasting?

It can be shocking to see how much you’ll save if you switch to plastic slip sheets.

It isn’t uncommon for 10% or more of inadequately utilized space to be dedicated solely to pallets. Now imagine replacing that wasted space with extra product. In the case of a delivery truck, that can quickly add up to significant fuel and transport savings, too.

Applications for Plastic Slip Sheets

Our HDPE slip sheets will work well for any material handling operation that wants to make the transition from pallets to save space and money or alleviate storage issues at their facility. Use them when shipping bagged products, cased goods or frozen or wet materials. They also provide a cost-effective solution for applications that entail the use of push-pull devices for loading, unloading and storage.

Examples of industries that can make good use of plastic slips include frozen foods, consumer products, bakery and ingredients and food service, to name just a few.

Why Use Slip Sheets Instead of Pallets?

While pallets have long been the "traditional" method when stacking loads for shipping, more companies are discovering the advantages of converting to slip sheets. They allow for 12-15% more products in material handling containers, which represents significant space savings. They also reduce loading and unloading times by as much as 60%, which can dramatically lower your company's material handling costs. It's much easier to customize a slip sheet to the size of the load, which provides greater flexibility.

Another important benefit of using HDPE slip sheets is the reduction in shipping weight: lighter loads are easier to handle and less expensive to ship. Plastic slip sheets are also compliant for export shipment. In addition, they're reusable as well as recyclable. And because they are made from plastic, they can also help you comply with USDA and HAACP guidelines.

Benefits of Plastic vs. Metal Slip Sheets

As stated earlier, you can find slip sheets made of metal and metal alloys. These materials provide superior strength and exhibit high pressure and design capabilities in comparison to plastic slip sheets. However, metal slip sheets can be much more expensive than plastic and do not offer the same level of flexibility. In general, material handling experts only recommend using metal slip sheets for applications that require handling extremely heavy loads. Otherwise, their added costs will usually outweigh the benefits.

Contact Cherry's Industrial to Start Maximizing Your Storage Space With Plastic Slip Sheets

If your application requires plastic slip sheets then visit us at Material-Handling.com, the e-commerce extension of Cherry’s Industrial Equipment. We only offer high-quality products from the top plastic slip sheet manufacturers in the industry. Use our easy-to-navigate e-commerce site to quickly find the right plastic slip sheets for your needs and budget. If you need help, our knowledgeable product experts are always available. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have and to help you get started on saving space in your operation with plastic slip sheets.

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