Wood Pallets for International Shipping
In March of 2002, the United Nations passed the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) treaty. This treaty requires that all solid wood packaging, hardwoods and softwoods, be treated before it can be imported or shipped to any of the member countries that are part of this safety agreement. This agreement changed the pallet industry significantly. There are various way of treating the wood for international shipping, but our heat-treatment method is best for the environment and produces a better pallet.
Protecting You and Your Consumers
The heat treatment of wood shipping pallets and crates are important to the safety of your consumers, reducing the need for pesticides and other harmful chemicals. This sterilization process for treating the wood we mill, allows us to make pallets for a variety of industries – with a particular focus on the food and pharmaceutical industries. With this method of wood sterilization, wooden shipping pallets and wooden shipping crates are heated until they reach a minimum core temperature of 56 °C (132.8 °F) for at least 30 minutes.
We are a ISPM-15 State Certified Heat Treatment Facility
Our certified Michigan pallet heat treatment facility is expanding with the addition of a new kiln in 2017. The heat treatment kiln will triple our current output and allow us to treat standard and custom sized wood pallets for international shipping. As a pallet manufacturer specializing in producing custom pallets, we actively maintain our certification and are pleased to provide additional insight into our certification and facility.
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