About us

African Petrochemicals is South Africa’s leading quarterly print and digital trade magazine for the past 15 years. Featuring all the latest petrochemical industry news, special reports, technological advances and much more.


Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

Tellap pallet free packaging system powders & bulk solids

A critical issue facing manufacturers of powders and bulk solid materials globally is the need for a safe, reliable and efficient packaging and transport system.

“It’s important in the handling of powders and bulk solids that waste is minimised and the highest level of product safety of goods being transported is maintained,” says Ken Mouritzen, director, TELLAP. “Packaging must protect product purity.

“There are many issues associated with heavy wooden pallets – including packaging damage and contamination from splinters, nails and mould – that are forcing industry to look at packaging alternatives.

“Wooden pallets are a problem: purchase, storage, exchange and disposal of wooden pallets are obvious costs, but other issues, like ISPM 15 compliance, damage and product contamination also increase expenses. These costs, along with transportation charges and frenetic global competition, have impacted significantly on companies’ profit margins.”

TELLAP, a patented lightweight recyclable pallet-free bulk bag has been developed in response to demand for a replacement to the conventional heavy wooden pallet and its inherent problems. The cost-effective, safe, efficient and recyclable TELLAP, comprises a customisable polypropylene bulk bag with two lightweight robust plastic sleeves. These high strength sleeves are integrated into the base of the bag to become the pallet, allowing a forklift to raise the bag from the base. No external pallet is needed.

The TELLAP system maximises product weight and volume transported, minimises product damage and reduces transport and shipping costs. Removing pallets from operations and logistics increases efficiency, providing many savings, including faster load and unload and the transport of more product at no additional cost.

To be able to check on transport savings when replacing pallets with TELLAP, a calculator is now available online –

Safety has been an important focus in the development of TELLAP. The integrated sleeves, which act like outriggers on a canoe, increase stability during storage and transport, making the workplace safer for workers. Safe stable stacking three high, where legislation allows, utilises limited space and reduces warehouse costs.


TELLAP pallet free bags being lifted by forklift truck 2016

The TELLAP bag design is tailored to meet the needs of each customer, the product, filling, conveying and discharge equipment, as well as the mode of transport.

Carefully selected global manufacturers are rigorously tested and comply with mandatory industry regulations to ensure every bag supplied meets stringent international standards.

Independent certification by TEN-E Packaging Services, global specialists in packaging component testing, ensures every customer receives a consistent high quality product, optimised for their specific packaging needs.

The environmentally sustainable TELLAP pallet free bag is manufactured from 100% recyclable polypropylene, requiring no timber, no heat treatment and has no disposal problems. Sustainability, cost reduction and safety are key reasons organisations now use this packaging system.

TELLAP, which recently won a prestigious product award in the Green Supply Chain Awards, is suitable for packing and transporting dry, loose and bulk products that include food commodities and ingredients (including cereals and nuts), as well as chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and minerals.

For further information: Ken Mouritzen, Director, TELLAP
Telephone: +27 31 274 8270
Or David Tyler Telephone: +612 9833 1822


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Website Protected by Spam Master