Materials manufacturer, Covestro Deutschland AG, has for the first time trialled 5,000 quality-tested EPAL CP pallets at The first large chemicals company, Covestro, plans to deploy the new independently tested EPAL CP pallets as their load carriers. Before starting to use them, the newly-licensed EPAL CP pallets were scheduled to be tested in a trial at Covestro’s European locations. The publicly listed company has several sites in Europe, for example in Leverkusen, Dormagen, Krefeld-Uerdingen in North Rhine Westphalia, as well as Brunsbüttel in North Germany and Antwerp in Belgium. The head office is in the CHEMPARK in Leverkusen, where alongside Bayer and Lanxess, more than fifty companies are located.
Robert Holliger, President of EPAL, said: “We are pleased that Covestro, an important player in the chemicals industry, wants to back EPAL CP pallets and is starting a first test run.”
The largest quality assurance association worldwide, the European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL), announced in November last year that it would include CP pallets 1 to 9 in its portfolio from 2018. This expanded EPAL’s existing and highly successful load carrier portfolio with nine more quality-assured wooden load carriers in order to play a supporting role in the chemicals industry and elsewhere. Since January 1st 2018, EPAL CP pallets are produced in accordance with EPAL Technical Regulations and are treated in compliance with ISPM 15 standard, so that they are suitable for the international movement of goods.