Pallet Compressed Blocks: A Sustainable Future in Wood Packaging

The world of wood packaging is witnessing a significant transformation with the rise of pallet compressed blocks, a sustainable alternative to traditional solid wood blocks.  

Our new partnership with Union Wood Works, one of the largest manufacturers of compressed blocks in the GCC and a branch of M.A.H.Y. Khoory & Co. L.L.C, marks a cornerstone in this journey. As a franchise network, PalletBiz is committed to blending decades of expertise with Union Wood Works’ specialized capabilities in the production of compressed blocks. Their capabilities are not confined to regional boundaries; they are equipped to supply these blocks worldwide with minimal lead times. This is facilitated by a strong supply chain network that our PalletBiz group has developed over the years across the EMEA region and now is going to share with our partner. 

Why Compressed Blocks? 

Compressed blocks are made from 100% used wood, demonstrating a commitment to environmental sustainability. Furthermore, these blocks are produced in the facilities that adhere to the highest standards of environmental and technical safety. The production of compressed blocks aligns with broader sustainability goals, including those set by the Middle East Green Initiatives and the UAE’s Green Agenda till 2030. These blocks are recyclable, free from insects, and do not require chemical wood protection, contributing to health and environmental safety. 

Overall, the benefits of using compressed blocks are extensive and besides of reduced environmental impact they include: 

  • Economic Efficiency: Lower lead times and inventory costs are achieved due to the uniform sizes and properties of the compressed blocks. 
  • Operational Advantages: They eliminate the generation of sawdust, save on wastage and processing time, and do not require heat treatment, making them a superior logistical choice. 
  • Superior Moisture Control: These blocks maintain a residual humidity of about 10% after production, leading to no moisture expansion and crack formation, thereby enhancing their moisture-proof properties. 
  • Enhanced Nail Retention: High nail retention capacity ensures that the blocks can securely hold nails, which is crucial for maintaining the structural integrity of pallets. 
  • Reduced Repair Needs: The low susceptibility to repairs means that pallets made with compressed blocks have a longer service life compared to those made with traditional wood. 


As part of a global franchise network, the partnership between PalletBiz and Union Wood Works is not just about product supply. It is about fostering potential collaborations and sharing knowledge across borders. This collaboration ensures that we stay at the forefront of market trends and meet the evolving needs of the tertiary packaging industry. 

With the expertise of Union Wood Works and the expansive network of PalletBiz, we are set to lead the way in sustainable wood packaging solutions, uniting our forces to offer only premium quality packaging materials and services to our clients worldwide. 

Contact us to find out more about our diverse range of packaging materials or about our vast supply chain.

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