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HT Heat Treated Pallets

Heat treatment is becoming a growing concern for enterprises delivering items utilizing wood pallets as a result of international restrictions. This regulation eliminates the presence of pests present in wood, protecting crops and forests around the world.

ISPM 15 is an international regulation, guided by the International Phytosanitary Standard. It requires wood pallets to be heated to a core temperature of 56°C for at least 30 minutes. Once treated, pallets are stamped for export compliance.

Why choose heat-treated over chemically-treated?

Heat treatment is the most secure way to comply with ISPM 15. Fumigation using the chemical methyl bromide is another approach for treating wood products against pests. Because of its toxicity, the EPA strongly recommends that the chemical methyl bromide be phased out in the United States. Furthermore, scientific evidence suggests that methyl bromide contributes considerably to the loss of the Earth's stratospheric ozone layer. Because of the risks associated with this chemical technique, we believe that heat treating pallets is a much safer choice.

Certification is necessary for compliance.

Ensure Compliance with Certified Heat Treating.

Our IPPC certification allows us to stamp all heat-treated pallets in compliance with ISPM 15.

UPFP's Certifications

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