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Wood vs Plastic Pallets Part II – A General Comparison


Last week our blog discussed the comparison of shipping goods on wood and plastic pallets as they relate to those companies exporting cargo to retail partners, in particular those of the “big box” variety. As a follow up to that article we thought we’d provide a more general side by side comparison of wood and plastic pallets, considering that they are used to provide a secure transportable base for practically any company shipping cargo.

Wood vs Plastic Pallets for All-Purpose Shipping

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Vancouver Industrial Packing Perfect for Overseas Shipping of Antiques, Art & Artifacts

Fine Art Packing - Cratex Industrial Packing and Shipping

A recent exhibit that graced the end of summer in our city sparked this recent blog edition from our Vancouver Industrial Packing and Crating blog. The exhibit was titled Paradise Lost, put on by the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology. The show curated works from across the Pacific Ocean, collecting artisan crafted masterpieces from the regional likes of Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. Some of the items were small, some were large, but all of them relatively priceless.

One of Cratex’s contributors was casually on hand for the exhibit and sparked up a conversation with one of the Museum’s representatives, making small talk over the logistics involved in curating such an expansive collection. The extremely sensitive nature of the exhibit, and any like it, makes putting together these frequent (for museums, galleries, etc.) affairs quite the challenge. The representative recounted stories that they had heard about organizations similar to theirs that had secured the services of certain shipping companies without performing their due diligence ahead of time. Every once in an unfortunate while works of art, antiques, and other items of deep inherent value did not make the trip in one piece. It goes without saying that in an industry such as theirs such a thing is not only unacceptable, it’s a downright travesty. We don’t even want to imagine the years of bad luck that could come from finding a shattered statue that was crafted by a shaman hundreds (or thousands) of years ago, for those that are superstitious.

We handed the representative a card and went on to enjoy the affair. Which brings us to today’s blog entry. Vancouver is a city deeply rooted in arts and culture. The public demands access to works that convey this attribute and because of this galleries, museums, and private collectors alike are constantly curating works from all over the world. Some of it comes from close by near Haida Gwaii in BC while other items cross continents and oceans to come to our shores. We know this well because Cratex is the most reputable industrial packing, crating, and shipping company in Vancouver and on the west coast of Canada. While our name may incite visions of industrial supplies and goods we in fact also renowned for our handling of sensitive items such as antiques, art, and artifacts. Our practices for packing, crating, shrink wrapping, and shipping ensure that no matter how delicate the works it will arrive at its destination as perfect as it was when it left its initial home.

If you represent the interests of a collector or organization applicable to the topic addressed in today’s blog please do not hesitate to contact Cratex Industrial Packing Ltd today. The world needs to ensure that these works of art maintain through the next millennia and we’re here to do our small part.