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Kiln-Dried pallets

If you would like to receive your pallets dry, United Pacific Forest Products has you covered. We can dry your pallets in our own on-site kilns.

During this step of the process, pallets are stacked inside of massive heating chambers (called kilns), which are then fired at a low temperature for an extended period of time.

Why get kiln dried pallets?

Kiln drying is used to remove moisture from the wood; Drying pallets greatly reduces the chance of mold and mildew that may be found on green or wet pallets. Dry pallets also weigh less making them easier to move by hand. By choosing kiln-dried pallets, you're investing in durable, long-lasting pallets that are less susceptible to damage, ensuring safer storage and transportation of your goods.

A stack of pallets sitting in the UPFP Woodburn warehouse

Kiln-dried vs. heat treated

At first glance, kiln dried and heat treated pallets might seem similar since both involve the use of heat. However, their purposes and processes are distinct. Kiln drying focuses on reducing the moisture content in the wood, making it resistant to mold and fungi. The process involves a controlled, slow increase in temperature to achieve desired moisture levels.

On the other hand, heat treatment is primarily about pest control. Its goal is to eliminate potential pests like insects and larvae from the wood. The process requires pallets to be heated to a minimum core temperature for a specified period, typically without the intention of moisture control. While kiln drying can also achieve pest control, its primary focus remains moisture reduction. When considering which treatment is best for your needs, it's essential to identify whether moisture control or pest elimination is your primary concern.

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