- Repsol Reciclex® key to provide extraordinary load capacity, high flexural rigidity, excellent dimensional stability, and high mechanical deformation resistance to Cabka's recycled plastic pallets.
- These pallets' high mechanical properties are achieved through a joint development effort between Repsol's and Cabka's technical experts, by incorporating Repsol's high-impact polypropylene, Repsol Impacto® into the new recycled polypropylene compound.
As the world becomes more environmentally conscious, industries seek ways to reduce carbon footprints. And the logistics within every industry are no exception. Opting to use recycled plastic pallets is a solution to achieve their sustainability goals. However, it was necessary to go further so that the recycled plastic pallets maintain the demanding mechanical properties that characterize these products. Cabka's reusable, high-performing recycled plastic pallets incorporating the new Repsol Reciclex® polypropylene compound have met this challenge.
The new Repsol Reciclex® polypropylene based on plastic waste was developed jointly by Repsol and Cabka's technical experts specifically for Cabka's Endur i7 (CP1) high-performing recycled plastic pallets. This is a key offering in Cabka's extensive pallet lineup, and its especially broad portfolio of solutions for the chemical industry, for many industrial sectors that include pallets when calculating their carbon footprints.
These new recycled plastic pallets offer extraordinary load capacity, high flexural rigidity, and excellent dimensional stability while being compatible with automated handling and robotic palletizing. In comparison to the recycled pallets previously available, these new pallets' main improvement relies on their high mechanical deformation resistance, made possible by Repsol's technical experts at Repsol Technology Lab reinforcing this solution with Repsol's high-impact polypropylene, Repsol Impacto®. These customizable pallets open the door for logistics companies to request future developments to meet their specific needs.
For this project, Cabka contributed its extensive pallet expertise, concentrated at its Innovation Center in Valencia, where the German company integrates material formulation, product design, and testing capabilities to produce reusable transport packaging with a circular economy approach.
With the launch of this innovative, high-performing plastic pallet with recycled plastic content, logistics companies have a powerful new tool that promises to improve efficiency and benefit the environment. It is a new development in an industry always looking for ways to stay ahead of the competition.