That’s funny looking. On first glance, “PP-O-40-NL3” may look like jargon from some new, unfriendly material handling science.
But wait- it’s actually one of our plastic pallet part numbers!
Confusing and random? No!
Once you understand our simple key, our part numbers are useful and make perfect sense.
Cracking The Plastic Pallet Part Number Code
Let’s dissect a part number.
PP- This one’s easy, PP simply stands for Plastic Pallet. You might also see, CP (Container Pallet / Bulk Bin), and PW (PressWood pallet).
PP-O- The letter “O” means Open Deck. You may also “S” for Solid Deck (or closed deck). Plastic Pallets have two main deck types, so this part of the part number can help you zero in on your preferred pallet!
PP-O-40- This number indicates a pallet or bin’s dimensions, and starts with the width. In this case, the pallet is 40 inches wide. If the length isn’t listed it’s typically 48 inches.
PP-O-40-N This letter means the pallet is Nestable, one of our 3 main pallet types. “N” for Nestable, “S” for Stackable, “R” for Rackable.
PP-O-40-NL– This letter classifies the a pallet or bin’s weight capacity. “L” for Light Duty, “M” for Medium Duty, “H” for Heavy Duty.
PP-O-40-NL3– The trailing number differentiates similar products by creating a series. Pallets with a smaller series number were added to our product line earlier. Example: NL3 was launched before NL4!
Other Plastic Pallet Part Number Designations
.001,.003,.005 These are found at the end of a pallet that has 1, 3, or 5 reinforcing rods.
FDA Typically at the end of a part number, indicates the plastic pallet is FDA approved. This means that the pallet is manufactured using virgin resin and is typically blue
Black,Blue,Red, Green, Etc. When our plastic pallets and bulk bins are available in more than one color, we put the color at the end of the part number.
FR All Fire Retardant pallets are designated with an “FR” in the product number.
FA Pallets molded with Freezer Additive are identified an “FA” in the product number.
All good on Plastic Pallet Part Numbers?
Clear as mud right? While detailed, there is a science to our part numbers- and they do describe and explain the products they represent.