What Are Slip Sheets and Why Do You Need Them?
Published On:March 30, 2020 Revised On:March 17, 2023

What Are Slip Sheets and Why Do You Need Them?

Slip Sheet is a common packaging material used in the commercial shipping industry. The forklift accessory is deployed during the handling of materials to ensure maximum space utilisation. These Slip Sheets of plastic, heavy paperboard, or corrugated, solid fiber are thin and shaped like pallets. A Slip Sheet is, in fact, a type of pallet support device that helps in the delivery of vehicles and the transportation of products. Pallet boards, flat load-carrying surfaces, or forklifts embedded on the Slip Sheet enable the secure transport of shipments. Since there is minimal human intervention, the work is safer, more seamless, and efficient. Moreover, Slip Sheets lead to effective space utilisation, increased cleanliness, fewer injuries, and cleanliness.

Advantages of Slip Sheets

Slip Sheets

Slip Sheets, just like Pallets, come with their advantages and disadvantages. But first, let’s have a glance at their benefits. First up, if you compare Slip Sheets with Pallets, they are much cheaper. Slip Sheets are also easily disposable. Moreover, you don’t need to track or repair Slip Sheets. They are environmentally friendly and can be recycled as well.

Slip Sheets are extremely lightweight due to their composition and thin structure. Hence, you can easily store and transport them from one place to another. Because of their size, they maximise vertical storage space. When using Slip Sheets, your warehouse will be better organised and tidy. The import of Pallets leads to rodent infestations, which is the leading cause of contamination in industrial storage areas. Since Slip Sheets do not have extra nooks and crannies, there is no space for rats or mice to enter, stay, and breed. There are also reduced chances of cross-contamination because of their disposable nature.

Finally, the usage of Slip Sheets reduces the risk of fire-related accidents; the area of Wooden Pallet storage is reduced.

Disadvantages of Slip Sheets

Now that we understand the benefits, here are a few disadvantages of using Slip Sheets. While using Slip Sheets, a push/pull attachment is required to install to the lift truck. And these accessories are costly. Moreover, since handling such attachments needs expert hands, you will also require training for the operators. Furthermore, the structural support provided by Slip Sheets is less when compared to Pallets.


To round it all up, the decision to use Slip Sheets would highly depend on the type of application. Slip Sheets are available in three different materials: plastic, heavy laminated Kraft paperboard, and corrugated fibreboard. Therefore, it is vital that we know which packaging material that is best suited in our facility. To help with the decision, we will look into factors such as determining the weight and dimensions of the load, the number of times the goods are required to move, working conditions, humidity levels, availability of a freezer. If you have any further questions, you can always reach out to us at enquiry@streampeak.com.sg. We will be happy to help you out!