Evolution in Production Pallets for Concrete Blocks Over the past 15 to 20 years, numerous materials have been experimented for manufacturing production boards for concrete pallets. Initially, automatic block factories were limited to advanced countries of the world, but lately we have seen a surge in such factories being installed in almost all countries of the world. The demand for pallets has surged, necessitating technological up gradation in production board technology for better products. The good ones have stayed on while the mediocre one have phased out. We have seen soft wood pallets coated with Polyurethane, recycled plastic reinforced with Steel Pipes, bamboo pallets and many of the types coming to the market. Each type of pallet has its own market, utility and a customer base that it addresses, some of which is defined by price levels. Different materials have been used in different parts of the world. Some companies even use production pallets made from bamboo and recycled plastic. It is quite obvious that decisions to buy such pallets are made purely on short-term economic basis, which is quite understandable. After using pallets that do not go a long way in quality production of concrete products, or those who simply cannot last against constant corrosive abrasion of concrete, production managers are keen to check out the latest technological innovations to improve their production as well as quality. Softwood and Hardwood have their own inherent issues in terms of longevity and absence of consistent quality. Softwood coated with polyurethane has not found a lot of takers, as there have been talks of moisture seepage through inevitable holes. Recycled plastic pallets, although a great idea, are not able to remove their brittle nature, causing mayhem on production line. Rhino Composite Pallets, in contrast, have been able to engineer fine layers of hardwood and choose the best quality of each of different types. Research and development of such production board has ensured that it offers excellent vibration transmission, longevity, choice of surfaces, high density and abrasion resistance; all in one go. Imagine using a dense production pallet for your concrete blocks with a surface of Glass Fibres (Rhino Glasso). Would love to know your opinion about the friction between concrete and glass fibre compared to the concrete and wood….