Heat Treatment Solutions
Heat Treated Pallets For Export
Export Pallets offer heat treated pallets for export so that your products can easily move to all corners of the world instead of being stuck in quarantine.
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Why heat treat export pallets?
Wooden export pallets can often be made from “raw” wood which carries pests and diseases that are invisible to the naked eye. When these pallets move as a result of international trade, they take the pests and diseases to the countries these pallets travel to and pollute their ecosystems. To prevent the corruption of local ecosystems, countries put in place a quarantining system that ensures that these pallets are not bringing the bugs with them.
The heat treating process ensures that your goods will have a much easier time passing through quarantine. Heat treating your pallets kill the bugs in the wood and show authorities that your pallets and goods are ready to go to the market.
Heat treating your pallets helps you minimise costs in the export process. The longer your products stay in quarantine, the longer it takes for your products to get to the market and sell them. These lengthy procedures can eventually weaken your cash flow position. For the best chances of passing quarantine quickly, you should ensure that all your timber packaging in the consignment is marked with ISPM-15 compliance stamps.
In addition to being kind to your bottom line, heat treating your pallets is also kind to the planet. This process helps protect the world’s forests from the damages caused by introduced insects and other pests. Unlike other processes which clear the pests of wooden pallets, heat treatment doesn’t use any chemicals. The natural aspects of this process make it a great option for the environment.
What does heat treating your pallets involve?
To heat treat your pallets for export, we place them in our kiln and heat it to a specific temperature. This temperature sits in a zone that is high enough to kill any pests in the wood but not so high as to weaken the timber. We then stamp to mark that it is heat treated and issue a certificate that recognises your pallets are free from pests and other bugs.
Accredited by the AWPCS
The Australian Wood Packaging Scheme (AWPCS) is an Australian body that regulates the standard of pallets in terms of how clean and ready they are to export. This scheme was created as a response to the International Plant Protection Convention that recognised the damage “raw” wooden pallets and other packaging brought to ecosystems around the world. In order to implement the standards for wooden export pallets, the AWPCS provides pallet manufacturers an accreditation that recognises them as an official treatment provider for wooden pallets.
Export Pallets carries the accreditation provided by the AWPCS which allows us to place the ISPM-15 stamp. This stamp shows that your pallets are heat treated for export and are ready to be transported across the globe safely.