MARKHAM, ONTARIO-Stackpal International Inc. plans to step up commercialization of a plastic pallet leg after the Oct. 13 purchase of Clover Pallet Division of Norspex Ltd. of Markham. Stackpal owns North American rights to a plastic pallet leg that can be used with platforms made of corrugated paperboard, oriented strand board or other materials, offering a range of product movement options, said Erwin Pruefer, president of the newly formed Mississauga, Ontario, firm. Clover Pallet developed an all-plastic pallet Pruefer thinks is a good fit with the leg.
The leg is made of a blend of recycled and virgin high density polyethylene, injection molded for Stackpal by Hunter Drums Ltd. of Burlington, Ontario. Several companies are running trials on the Stackpal leg, Pruefer said.
Stackpal's shares recently began trading on the Canadian Dealing Network. Private investors formed the firm in April. Its current capitalization is about C$1.4 million (US$1 million). It licenses rights to the Stackpal leg from retired Scarborough, Ontario, inventor Roy Morden. The Japanese licensee, Sony Corp., uses more than 11 million of the legs in internal product transportation, Pruefer said.