When moving or storing anything on a pallet, you may need to use some industrial pallet guard netting. This type of netting is used either around individual pallets or is placed in front of stacks of pallets for added security if something were to topple. When you're buying industrial netting for this application, you want to ensure you choose a type meant for pallets in particular rather than as safety netting for construction sites, as these may have too much "give" to keep materials secure. However, even when shopping for pallet guard netting, you may notice a wide variety of options, so note a few factors to consider to help you make the best choice.
A diamond mesh is usually the smallest mesh available and is often chosen when you want maximum security against someone sliding their fingers into the mesh for any reason; even if they're trying to open something on the pallet or move something around, this can be very dangerous when materials are loaded. A diamond mesh with a small weave will keep them from doing this.
A diamond mesh can also provide privacy for what is stacked on the pallet; the smaller weave will block the wording or hide the materials themselves. If you need privacy such as for prototypes or a new logo and other such markings on packaging, you need to choose a small diamond mesh.
If you don't need a diamond mesh to keep out fingers or provide privacy for the materials on a pallet but still need maximum security against something very heavy, look for a three-point weave. This type of netting may look like it's a series of triangles all attached, and this usually means having the weight of the materials on the pallet dispersed over the netting more effectively than any other type of weave. Remember that you don't want your pallet guard netting to bend or even break if something were to fall against it, such as from a high shelf, so note the weave pattern when shopping.
Will the pallets be stored in the freezer or in a facility that is exposed to high heat, such as from smelting or welding? If so, you need to ensure your pallet guard netting material can withstand these extremes in temperature. Some plastics may get brittle in a freezer and some might actually soften in high heat. Note the temperature resistance factor when choosing pallet guard netting so you know it will always stay safe and in good repair.