Eltete TPM, Tampere, Finland, has developed new cutting-edge technology as a result of which fully recyclable carton pallets can be locally manufactured all over the world in a profitable and flexible way. This new, third-generation technology has been christened Automatic Paper Pallet Assembly (APPA), which is apart of a complete paper pallet factory. The automatic paper pallet assemblyline can make 10 eco-friendly carton pallets per minute, assisted and monitored by just one employee. With APPA technology, light, durable and fully recyclable pallets can be manufactured from cartonboard, economically, efficiently, quickly and locally. Eltete observes the ecological 3R strategy in its global operations: reduce, replace, recycle. The APPA factory system is built using environmentally-friendly Ecomek electro-mechanical technology. This energy-saving technology is in keeping with modern 2E -- economical and ecological -- thinking.