Frequently asked questions

Can I buy CocoPallets now?


No. At the moment, we are only accepting pre-orders from eligible companies. CocoPallets will be available for purchase after completion of our first factory in the Philippines, scheduled for Q4 2021.




What do you mean by pre-order?


After we confirm the eligibility of the company, pre-order customers have the opportunity to become part of the first cohort of companies using CocoPallets. Pallets will be sent to pre-order customers for testing in Q4 2020.




Which companies are eligible for pre-order?


Leading brands producing and exporting large quantities of dry goods from Asia.




Will CocoPallets replace all pallets?


CocoPallets are currently not a one-size-fits-all solution. We encourage the use of multiple-use pallets in pooling systems. This has often the lowest costs and the lowest environmental impact. However, pallet pooling is generally not an option for exports. The pallets have to be just strong enough, ISPM15 compliant, and as inexpensive as possible. We believe that wood can better be used for long-lasting purposes such as construction, furniture, and toys instead of being used for short time use as an export pallet.




What problems does CocoPallet solve?


In the circular economy, you hardly ever solve only one problem at the time. We buy the coconut husk from the farmers, creating extra income at the bottom of the pyramid. The farmers stop burning the coconut husks which reduces the air pollution. Our CocoPallets replace single-use one-way wooden export pallets so fewer trees need to be cut and shipped for these purposes. The customer saves money and lowers its carbon footprint. At the end the milled CocoPallet export pallets make excellent heat-treated biomass for agricultural purposes.




Where is CocoPallet located?


CocoPallet is headquarted in Amsterdam, the Netherlands with plans to open its first joint venture factory in the Philippines.




Are CocoPallets biodegradable?


Yes, 100%. We do not use pesticides, synthetics resins, additives or nails. After use, our export pallets can be shredded, recycled or composted. We are actively exploring and developing ways to use our CocoPallets as soil improver pot soil.




Are CocoPallets rackable?


We have chosen for a nestable design that enables us to ship many more pallets per container, saving up to 70% in a traditional 40 foot container. If you want to use our products in racks, you need to have a closed floor in your racks or use a slave pallet underneath.




How much space do CocoPallets save in a container?


CocoPallets save up to 70% when compared with a normal wooden pallet. A stack of 20 of our pallets measures around 0,75M total height, whereas a stack of 20 normal pallets measures 2,70M. This means that around 1400 standard size CocoPallets will fit in a 40-foot container.




Are CocoPallets ISPM15 compliant?


Yes, CocoPallets are 100% free of bugs and pests. This is guaranteed by the heat-treatment of the CocoPallet proprietary manufacturing process and the impenetrable nature of the final product. This unique feature not only saves money as no pest treatment is necessary but it also saves valuable time during transport, as we will provide you with documents that guarantee a fast lane passing at the port of arrival without the usual delays that are common with wooden pallets due to checks for harmful pests.




What do you use to make a cocopallet?


We use the coconut husk to make CocoPallets. The husk is the outer, hairy part of the coconut and is generally treated as waste, burned or dumped 85% of the time.




Can CocoPallets be customized?


Yes, with a substantial production volume, CocoPallet can create custom designs and sizes. We can even incorporate your company logo.




How much do CocoPallets cost?


The CocoPallet solution can provide cost-savings for customers of up to 25%. If you represent a leading brand producing and exporting large quantities of dry goods from Asia, please contact us to find out about testing and pre-ordering CocoPallets.




What is the maximum weight CocoPallets can handle?


Most of our pallets can easily handle 4000Kg static load and 1000Kg dynamic load. We are currently developing heavy-duty pallets that can handle bigger loads.




Is CocoPallet international a Fair Trade company and what about worker’s rights?


Absolutely. We take care of our entire team and the entire chain. The coconut farmer is just as important as the cook and the CEO. We want to have impact and inspire positive change.




Do you use biomimicry techniques in your designs and processes?


Yes. We are using biomimicry techniques in our CocoPallet design and processes. The core idea is that nature has already solved many of our problems. Animals, plants, and microbes are the cleverest engineers in developing structures, surfaces, processes. After more than 4 billion years of research and development, failures are fossils, and what surrounds us is the secret to survival.




Palm oil, coconut oil. Are they the same thing?


Absolutely not. Although palm oil also comes from a palm tree, it is a very different kind of palm tree and a very different industry. Rainforests are cut and burned to make place for monoculture palm oil plantations. There has been a massive global protest against the palm oil industry, because of its destruction of tropical ecosystems. Coconut trees can grow in almost any kind of soil. They are mostly found in coastal areas and are extremely resilient. For example, they love salt, which is something that kills almost any other tree. The coconut tree is considered by many to be the tree of life, providing food, drink, fuel, building material, and much more. Coconut oil is much healthier for your body and for our planet than palm oil. He who plants a coconut tree, plants food and drink, vessels and clothing, a home for himself and a heritage for his children." -South Seas saying





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