Interesting information.


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Pallets currently do not have universal standards. Many organizations have attempted to uniform measurements pallet standards. Each industry can present their standard to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)  has different standards for pallets. Pallet standards vary depending on the type of product and location of shipment.

The measurements begin with the first number being the stinger (Continuous, longitudinal, solid or notched beam-component) and the second number deckboard (Component of a pallet deck, perpendicular to the stringer or board) length.


ISO does not set the standards, but listen to industries regarding pallet standards. This process allows for the standards to be set according to for each industry need. Industry standards measurement standards have been established for some industries in North America:

Dimensions, mm

(W × L)

Dimensions, in

(W × L)

Production Rank

Industries Using
1219 × 101648 × 401Grocery, many others
1067 ×1067

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