We understand that timber pallets and wooden packaging are subject to plant health controls when crossing international borders, often resulting in costly and frustrating delays whilst checks are carried out. This is why P&A Pallets’ wood products comply with ISPM15; the internationally agreed standard for the treatment of all forms of packaging made from solid wood and helps protect the world’s forests from disease and trade from costly delays. Heat treated wooden pallets are perfect for import and export.
P&A Pallets’ Heat Treated Wooden Pallets
Our heat treated wooden pallets are perfect for import and export, as they all go through the heat treatment process in our state-of-the-art kiln drying facility, wherein they are heated to a minimum core temperature of 56°C for a minimum of 30 minutes to ensure that they meet the ISPM 15 Standards, essentially giving them a Worldwide passport.
Specially licenced by the Forestry Commission, the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measure (ISPM 15 standard) covers all wood products and wooden packaging material, such as pallets, wooden crates, dunnages, etc., requiring that they be debarked and then heat treated or fumigated with methyl bromide and stamped or branded with a mark of compliance. All of our heat-treated wood packaging material pallets bear this mark to show that they meet the above requirements and are regulated as part of the UK Wood Packaging Material Marking Programme (UKWPMMP).
This mark shows the Country of origin code – ‘GB’, P&A Pallets’ Unique Registration Number – ‘FC583’, The Heat Treatment Approved Measure Code – ‘HT’ and the IPPC Logo along the left hand side (see example image on this page). The heat treatment certification gives total traceability back to the heat treatment source, so you can be confident in the fact that our heat-treated wooden pallets and wooden packaging are internationally compliant.