Why use ISPM 15, heat-treated, wooden pallets? Because Heat-treated pallets comply with ISPM 15 standard.
In March 2002, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), an international treaty relating to plant health, passed a measure requiring that all solid wood packaging (including both hardwoods and softwoods) be heat-treated or fumigated before they can be imported into any of the member countries. This has changed everything in the pallet business.
In order to help new and existing customers comply with the phytosantitary measures for export packaging and timber (ISPM15) P & C pallets Ltd. have registered as a participant in the ‘UK Wood Packaging Material Marking Programme’ (regulated by TIMCON) and are approved to apply the official mark for the Programme to wood packing material manufactured or repaired on our premises. Application of the mark certifies that the material has been manufactured or repaired in the UK and meets prescribed phytosanitary (plant health) standards. ISPM15
For more information on export pallets or to obtain a quote please contact us on 01633 870055.
ISPM 15 Treatment Requirements
We're the only company, registered to the ‘UK Wood Packing Material Marking Programme’, in south Wales approved to apply the official mark of the programme.
The IPPC edict, known as ISPM 15, gives wood packaging manufacturers the option of heat treatment, requiring that the wood core temperature reaches a minimum of 56 degrees Centigrade (132.8 F), for 30 minutes, or that the wood be fumigated to a prescribed specification with methyl bromide. All ISPM 15 compliant wood is then stamped with an approved stamp signifying that is meets the ISPM 15 standards. P & C Pallets have recently installed a kiln and is the only approved company in South Wales to be able to offer you the full process from initial pallet making to kiln dried heat-treated timber pallets and timber packing cases to conform to ISPM 15 Standard.
The ispm15 standard is applicable throughout the E.U., Australia, Canada, Chile, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Peru, Republic of Korea and South Africa. Many more countries are set to adopt the standard with in the near future.
For further information regarding ISPM15 and countries applying this standard please visit the regulatory body (Timcon) at www.timcon.org or the forestry commission at www.forestry.gov.uk
Why Heat Treatment?
Why we promote heat-treating pallets
Heat treatment is safe and effective and has no legal implications.
We also think that heat-treatment is safer than Chemical bath method for two reasons. Firstly, the UK & US. EPA are strongly advocating that the chemical methyl bromide be phased out of use due to its toxicity and its alleged effects of contributing to the Ozone level depletion problem.
Secondly, we believe that the use of this chemical creates the potential for legal liability both for you, the shipper, and us, the manufacturer, as well as creating intolerable health risks for our employees and all humans who come in contact during the loading, shipping, and unloading operations.
Make the safe choice
Comply with ISPM 15 through heat treating
Our ISPM 15 heat-treated pallets are the only logical choice for any company involved in international shipping of palletized goods. All of our pallets bear the ISPM 15 approved mark which means that your shipments will not be delayed at international ports due to ISPM 15 concerns.
For more information on export pallets please contact us on 01633 870055.