Huntsman Advanced Materials will exhibit a range of innovative new lightweight composite moulded pallets on stand Stand 4102 during National Manufacturing Week 2007 at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, from May 22 to 25.
The pallets were developed and produced using a range of formulated minerals in conjunction with an expandable composite epoxy system from Huntsman Advanced Materials.
Traditional wooden pallets are used throughout the world’s transportation and packaging industries. While practical, they have a short, tough life and are often difficult to handle when made from rough wood and nails.
Developed by Australian company Icepallet, the new moulded pallets are lighter yet more durable than traditional pallets and offer enhanced reliability, good impact resistance and a minimum five year’s serviceable working life expectancy. They are available as flat surface, double decker and nestable pallets.
The pallets are manufactured in a highly efficient one-shot process by compression moulding of an expandable epoxy system (EES). Glass fibre or natural hemp fibres can be used as the reinforcement with the epoxy resin.
Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and commodity chemicals. Its operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging.
Detailed information on NMW 2007 is available from Reed Exhibitions .