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Heat treated pallets are our specialty and General Pallet is ready to help!

Whether it's pallets, crates, or wooden dunnage, it must be heat treated if it's headed overseas.

We can heat treat and certify every pallet you buy, ensuring compliance with ISPM 15 requirements and preventing your shipments from being held up at the port.

Don't risk quarantined shipments and sky-high fines and fees. Talk to us about your export needs today.

With our on-site heat treat capability, General Pallet can reduce production times and provide you with heat treated pallets and crates as quickly as you require them!

Export Compliance

Using raw wood for packaging can spread pests.

Nobody likes pests.

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) adopted the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures guidelines for regulating wooden packaging in international trade (ISPM-15). The US Department of Agriculture has an export program to ensure compliance with these regulations, which requires companies to heat-treat or fumigate wood packaging and have it marked by a certified company before exporting to participating countries.

We don't like harsh chemicals at General Pallet, so all of our export pallets and crates are made compliant using the heat-treatment method.


How do I comply?

To comply with ISPM 15 regulations, wood packaging material needs to be heated in a chamber until the wood core temperature reaches at least 56 degrees C for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Afterward, the pallets or crates must be marked by General Pallet as compliant. This is achieved by using a special stamp.

If you purchase previously heat-treated pallets that have been repaired, they are not ISPM 15 compliant. The pallets need to be heat treated again, re-stamped, and the old stamps must be obliterated.

General Pallet will provide documentation to prove the pallets were heat-treated.

What if I don't comply?

The pallets or crates you are using will not meet international requirements.

Your shipment could be quarantined upon arrival at the port. This could result in fines, penalties, and repacking costs.

To ensure compliance, please take a look at the heat treatment stamp. It should include the accrediting agency's trademark, facility ID, heat treatment mark, two-letter country code, and the approved international symbol for compliant wood packaging material. It should also indicate whether the pallets can be used as dunnage if applicable.

For more information, please visit the ALSC's website.

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