Drum Barrel

Definition: What is a Drum Barrel? A container resembling a drum, with curved sides, and circular top and bottom is known as barrel. In addition, several industries use barrel as a unit measurement that defines how much material can be held inside a round, large container. In warehouse context, the former definition applies more often …

Base Pallet

Definition: What is a Base Pallet? Stringer and some block pallets that have single-directional bases are called base pallets. Their bottom boards aim in one direction. They are a part of pallet family, flat transport structures that help keep goods stable when it is lifted by the appropriate warehouse equipment. This equipment includes forklifts, pallet …

Shrink Wrap

Definition: What is Shrink Wrap? A protective wrapping for goods and/or materials using clear plastic film wound around the articles and then shrunk by heat is known as shrink wrap. After the package is wrapped perfectly, those who handle it apply heat that makes the film shrink, thus forming a sealed, tight-fitting package. The final …

Non Corrugated Steel Containers

What are Non Corrugated Steel Containers? Containers strong enough to withstand shipment, storage, and handling range from large reusable steel boxes used for intermodal shipments to corrugated boxes. Those containers expected to survive long-distance travel and transfer between modes of transportation are usually made of corrugated steel, that is, sheet metal that has been rolled …

Nestable Pallet

Definition: What is a Nestable Pallet? Unlike so-called stackable pallets, nestable pallets can nest inside one another. This makes stacking more efficient. Stackable pallets, on the other hand, have solid platforms on the bottom. This permits double-stacking of pallets with the goods and other pallets. The advantage of nestable pallets is obvious when they are …