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Pallets 101

Types of Pallets

Grading of Recycled Pallets

More Pallet Terminology

Pallets in the Food Industry

Pallets for International Shipping

Pallets, skids, and crates made of wood have to be fumigated with methyl bromide or heat treated if they are to be shipped internationally.  The reason for treating is to terminate any insects that might be living in the wood, especially new woods. There are some insects that could, if not monitored properly, devastate our forest industry.  Treatment programs must conform with the International Plant Protection Convention’s (IPCC) International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures Publication No. 15 (ISPM15) Regulations for Wood Packaging Materials in International Trade


Heat treatment is the most commonly used method to treat pallets.  Heat treating pallets is a process that involves placing the pallets into a certified kiln unit.  The treated pallets are stamped with a special stamp that has the official IPPC label.  It is expected that eventually all pallets manufactured will have to be heat treated, regardless if sales are only domestic.


Nationwide Pallet and Crate supplies heat treated (HT) pallets to meet your international shipping needs.



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