Pharmaceutical, Food Companies Find Litco’s Engineered Molded Wood Pallets Ideal for BP-Free Transit Packaging

The use of BP-free pallets is particularly important to ensure product safety in the food, produce, and pharmaceutical industries.

Although banned in the U.S., many of the materials used by overseas pallet manufacturers to prevent mold, insect infestations, and fire hazards, including Brominated phenols (TBP), trichlorophenol (TCP) and methyl phenols (MP), can impart strong odors that result in product contamination.  The toxicity of these materials poses significant public health and environmental safety concerns.

Leading pharmaceutical companies, including Abbott and Alcon Laboratories, have approved Litco’s Engineered Molded Wood pallets to meet their BP-free transit packaging pallet requirements. Litco’s pallets are strong, durable, and designed for strength and stiffness.  They are formed in a precision mold, at over 1,000 psi. at sanitizing temperatures that exceed 350° Fahrenheit.

“We have assurance from our wood vendors that the recycled materials we use for the pallets — damaged logs, wood waste, and other wood by-products — does not contain these chemicals. Our pallets are certified to be free of these harmful chemicals.” according to Litco officials.

Litco’s pallets help to lower supply chain costs and the environmental impact of distribution packaging materials during one-way and export shipping. A few of the significant benefits of using Litco’s pallets are:

  • The pallet is 52% more resistant to forklift damage to the lead edges. This equates to improved product protection and less product damages.
  • The pallet has 86% less moisture content than a new GMA-style wood pallet.
  • Less moisture means both a stiffer pallet and higher resistance to mold and termites.
  • Our pallet is twice as stiff as a new GMA-style wood pallet. The stiffer the pallet, the better overall product protection and the potential for reducing packaging costs.
  • They are Cradle to Cradle Certified (cm) for sustainability by MBDC and certified BioPreferred by the USDA for utilizing renewable, plant-based, pre and post-consumer wood materials.

For your free sample and to learn more about Litco’s BP-free pallets suitable for food, produce, pharmaceutical, and export applications, contact Litco International, Inc. at 330-539-5433 or click this link. 

Litco international, Inc, based in Vienna, Ohio, is North America’s leading source of Engineered Molded
Wood Pallet Solutions to ease the pains of export and domestic shipping.  Litco’s pallets are ideal for export applications because they are pest free and therefore, are not regulated by IPPC-ISPM 15.  

Litco also offers a full range of pallet types, core plugs for roll ends and load securement products to move products safely through the most demanding supply chains. Litco was established in 1962 and ships from facilities located in Dover, OH and Sardis, MS.


Pharmaceutical, Food Companies Find Litco’s Engineered Molded Wood Pallets Ideal for BP-Free Transit Packaging