YOUR HEAT-TREATED WOOD PACKAGING & SOLID WOOD CORE PROVIDER

From design, to production, to distribution, Franke’s offers the most reliable heat-treated wood packaging products and solid wood cores in the business to create a one-stop solution to meet your needs. Our unique, rugged wood products are built to provide an unprecedented amount of long-term internal support, perfect for jobs of any size.

WOOD BELT CORES & CONVEYOR BELT PACKAGING


SHOCK PALLETS

ISPM-15 CERTIFIED PRODUCTS FOR INT’L SHIPMENT


PALLETS & SKIDS

SPECIALTY PALLETS, SKIDS, BOXES & CRATING


PACKAGING & DESIGN SERVICES

CUSTOM & SPECIALTY BUILDS TO ORDER

Solid Wood Belt Cores

Throughout our years in the industry, Franke’s has made a name for itself by being the top solid wood belt core supplier in the United States.

We specialize in both light duty and heavy duty belt cores – each built with solid wood construction. That means no compressed wood particles. No chipping. No fracturing. No swelling. These products are pure wood, through and through. These cores also weigh considerably less than other cores being used in the industry, without having to sacrifice durability & longevity.

The Franke Advantage

  • Lighter than compressed wood particle core
    for easier handling and cheaper freight cost
  • Located in the heart of the Midwest, Franke’s Wood Products is centrally located for domestic shipments saving you additional freight cost.
  • Available in 10″, 11″, 12″, 14″ & 16 1/2″ diameters.
  • Accommodate bar hole sizes of 3 1/4″, 4 1/4″, 5 1/4″ & 6 1/4.”
  • HT Certified Cores (Heat Treated and ISPM-15 Certified for international shipments)
  • Many of our cores are produced ahead of time and are available for prompt shipment to your facility

Light Duty Belt Cores

  • 5-1/2” O.D. X 2-1/4” BAR HOLE
    • Lengths of 4” to 96” available
    • Optional Paper Tube Sleeve to accommodate a thinner belt
    • Rated for workloads of 60lbs/inch*
  • 6-1/2” O.D. X 3-1/4” BAR HOLE
    • Lengths of 4” to 96” available
    • Optional Paper Tube Sleeve to accommodate a thinner belt
    • Rated for workloads of 70lbs/inch*

Conveyor Belt Packaging

When you’re in need of dependable packaging automation, Franke’s has got you covered. We offer a complete line of conveyor belt packaging products, components and accessories, perfect for industrial packing conveyor belts & systems of all sizes. We also buy and sell remnant conveyor belting and sheet rubber goods.

Along with these conveyor belt packaging products, we also offer:

  • Protective perimeter wraps
  • Wood belt chocks for blocking conveyor belt during shipment
  • Splice boxes
  • Special crating for belt packaging
  • Remnant conveyor belting
  • Conveyor Belt Sample kits for marketing and sales support

 

Shock Resistant Pallets

Our shock resistant pallets are typically used to transport sensitive cargo, like computers/servers, data center equipment, IT equipment, pharmaceuticals and other products that could be damaged by electro shock, static shock, excessive vibrations and shifting. We keep a steady supply of shock pallets, ready for immediate shipping.

ISPM-15 Certified Products for International Shipment

Franke’s is an ISPM-15 certified manufacturer. We can produce finished pallets, skids, plywood boxes and crates to meet the standards for international shipment. Our facilities offer kiln-direct heat treatments for full truckload quantities of pallets, skids, boxes and crating that must meet ISPM-15 requirements.

ISPM-15 CERTIFIED - HEAT TREATED

Specialty Pallets, Skids, Boxes and Crates

Some jobs and shipments need a more customized solution. For these situations, we also offer: 

  • High density foams
  • Steel component parts and other various hardware
  • Hot melt capabilities
  • Stenciling
  • Car bases for vehicle export
  • Special Vertiv crates with foam-lined compartments

 

 

Packaging and Design Services

With more than 50 years of experience to our name, we offer packaging and design services to better serve our customers. These capabilities include: 

  • CAD system capabilities
  • Closing of export containers at customer site
  • Construction walls and bracing; 
  • Placement of dunnage bags for additional protection

*These services are currently available both on-site and off-site

Speciality Crate Box Design

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Skids & Pallets

Franke’s creates custom skids and wooden pallets to meet just about any transport need you may have. In need of a little more durability & packaging? We also offer heavy duty export boxes, using plywood or OSB construction (cleated or not cleated).

Our wood shipping products are built to last and built to your exact specifications, offering an accurate and reliable solution to your product’s transportation – whether it’s just going down the road or halfway around the world.

Additional Products & Options

  • Ground Wood & Sawdust
  • Wholesale Lumber Sales – Construction & Industrial
  • Kiln-Dried Hardwoods (Cherry, Oak, Maple, Walnut, Ash)
  • Hardwood & Softwood
  • 2-Way or 4-Way
  • Stringer or Block pallets
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