Pallets / Edge angles

In a pallet measurement the first number is the stringer length and the second is the deckboard length. Square or nearly-square pallets help a load resist tipping.Two-way pallets are designed to be lifted by the deckboards. In a warehouse the deckboard side faces the corridor. For optimal cubage in a warehouse, the deckboard dimension should be the shorter.

This also helps the deckboards be more rigid.Four-way pallets, or pallets for heavy loads, or general-purposee systems that might have heavy loads are best lifted by their more rigid stringers. A warehouse has the stringer side facing the corridor. For optimal cubage in a warehouse, the stringer dimension should be the shorter. Pallet users want pallets to easily pass through buildings, stack and fit in racks, forklifts, pallet jacks and automated warehouses.

To avoid shipping air, pallets should also pack tightly inside intermodal containers and vans. No universally accepted standards for pallet dimensions exist. Lot of users utilize hundreds of different pallet sizes around the globe.

While no single dimensional standard governs pallet production, a few different sizes are widely used.
BrandsMart caters its customers even into this segment in different type of pallets around the world as per the table below which are approved by ISO body. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) sanctions six pallet dimensions, detailed in ISO Standard 6780: Flat pallets for intercontinental materials handling Principal dimensions and tolerances:

Dimensions, mm
(W × L)
Dimensions, in
(W × L)
Wasted floor,
ISO container
Region most
used in
1219 × 1016 48.00 × 40.00 3.7% North America
1000 × 1200 39.37 × 47.24 6.7% Europe, Asia; similar to 48x40".
1165 × 1165 44.88 × 44.88 8.1% Australia
1067 × 1067 42.00 × 42.00 11.5% North America, Europe, Asia
1100 × 1100 43.30 × 43.30 14% Asia
800 × 1200 31.50 × 47.24 15.2% Europe; fits many doorways