Arrington Lumber & Pallet Co. is fully qualified and capable of providing you with heat treated pallets.
The Heat-Treatment program for Export Wood Packaging has been in place since the inception of the European Union's Emergency Measures in October 2001. These measures required coniferous wood packaging to be heat-treated to a minimum core temperature of 56 degrees celsius for 30 minutes. Hardwood packaging was not required to meet this heat requirement.
Around the same time, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) was developing their Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging Material in International Trade (also known as ISPM 15). This international standard requires packaging regardless of species to meet the 56/30 heat requirement. This standard is readily available for adoption by countries choosing it as their import standard for wood packaging material.
Countries that have adopted or have set a deadline for adoption include: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, European Union, Guatemala, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey, United States, and Venezuela.
Arrington Lumber & Pallet Co. is fully qualified and capable of providing you with heat treated pallets. We are inspected by Timber Products Inspection and are in good standing with the IPPC. Please let us know how we can help you with your heat-treating needs.