“Molded Wood” Pallet Standard Created by ANSI

Litco International Inc. is pleased to announce approval of the first product standard for molded wood, “presswood” pallets as created by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI.)

Part 14 “Molded, Wood Based Composite Pallets” of the ANSI pallet standard, MH1 – 2016, “Pallets, Slipsheets, and Other Bases for Unit Loads” is now available free to the public at

Nationally recognized product standards developed by ANSI help buyers and sellers of products, communicate. This standard represents the single best source of consensus specifications and information regarding the manufacture, use, and performance of molded wood pallets.

The ANSI standard is written in three parts. Part I of the standard describes typical pallet designs and materials and methods of manufacture. Part II of the standard describes presswood pallet performance. This includes test methods and an example pallet, weight and capacity classification for 48 X 40 inch ‘nestable’ designs. Part III describes recycling options for the presswood pallets, after use.

Litco International Inc., the source of the INCA Molded (presswood) pallet made in the USA, provided resource materials referenced in the standard. Gary Sharon, Litco’s Vice President, served as a member of the drafting working group.

The ANSI standard is published by the Materials Handling Institute of Charlotte, North Carolina.


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“Molded Wood” Pallet Standard Created by ANSI