At Lowe Stillages & Cages, we understand the importance of corrosion resistance when it comes to collapsible metal pallets. In this blog post, we will explore the various methods and protective measures we employ to ensure that our metal pallets stand the test of time and maintain their integrity. From galvanisation to stainless steel construction, we go the extra mile to keep your products protected from rust and corrosion.
Galvanisation: Protecting Metal Surfaces
One of the key methods we employ is galvanisation. By applying a layer of zinc to the surface of our metal pallets, we create a sacrificial barrier that prevents direct contact between the metal and corrosive elements. This zinc coating provides excellent corrosion protection, ensuring the longevity of the pallets.
Powder Coating: Durable and Aesthetic Finish
To further enhance corrosion resistance and improve the overall appearance of our metal pallets, we utilise powder coating if required. This process involves applying a dry powder electrostatically and then curing it in an oven. The result is a durable finish that offers superior protection against rust while adding an appealing aesthetic touch.
Stainless Steel Construction: Unparalleled Corrosion Resistance
In environments where corrosion resistance is critical, such as food processing or pharmaceutical industries, we offer collapsible metal pallets constructed entirely or partially using stainless steel. Stainless steel’s inherent resistance to corrosion, thanks to the presence of chromium, ensures optimal protection against rust and corrosion. This makes stainless steel pallets ideal for demanding applications.
Surface Treatments: Enhancing Corrosion Resistance
To provide an extra layer of protection, our collapsible metal pallets can undergo various surface treatments. These treatments may include the application of anti-corrosion coatings, primers, or specialised paints formulated for metal protection. These measures enhance the pallets’ ability to withstand moisture, chemicals, and other corrosive substances.
Proper Cleaning, Maintenance, and Environmental Control
Regular cleaning and maintenance practices are crucial to preventing corrosion and rust on collapsible metal pallets. Our experts recommend removing dirt, debris, and moisture from the pallets regularly. Promptly addressing any damages, scratches, or chipped coatings also plays a vital role in preventing corrosion. Additionally, controlling the storage environment by ensuring proper ventilation, humidity control, and avoiding exposure to harsh chemicals or extreme conditions is essential to minimise the risk of corrosion.
Inspections and Repairs: Preserving Long-Term Integrity
Routine inspections are vital to catching any signs of corrosion, rust, or damage early on. Our team recommends addressing any issues promptly by repairing damaged or corroded areas. Utilising appropriate methods such as wire brushing, sanding, or rust-removing solutions, we ensure that the pallets remain in optimal condition. Touch-up coatings or treatments are applied as needed to maintain their corrosion resistance.
At Lowe Stillages & Cages, we prioritise the corrosion resistance of our collapsible metal pallets. Through galvanisation, powder coating, stainless steel construction, surface treatments, regular maintenance practices, and environmental control, we ensure that our pallets remain robust, durable, and visually appealing. Choose our high-quality stillages and cages to protect your products and maintain operational efficiency in corrosive environments.