Wooden pallets: Safest choice for Food Industry!

Monday May 25th, 2020

A Recent Study of Institut für Holztechnologie Dresden (IHD) compared both wooden and plastic used pallets. Results have shown once again that wooden surfaces have an antibacterial activity 13 times higher than plastic ones. Particularly rough sections on plastic pallets  – caused by wear – represent an ideal place for the development of bacterial growth, while wood fibers do not allow micro-organisms to grow. Researchers discovered also that moulds/bacterias found on wooden surfaces can be removed permanently through proper cleaning.

Actually, wooden pallets still represent the most hygienic way to carry sensitive products like food.

Credits: Institut für Holztechnologie Dresden (IHD) https://www.ihd-dresden.de/de/startseite/

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