Buy Heat Treated Wood Pallets
Customers that export their goods frequently inquire about the possibility of reusing a repaired pallet rather than having to repeat the entire heat treatment (HT) and certification stamping process. The current answer is no for American exporters.
PalletOne adheres to the ISPM-15-recommended HT and stamping criteria for export pallets. (That stands for the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging Material in International Trade, in case you were curious.) We established the rules for those standards and certifies that pallets bearing the HT mark have complied with all essential requirements.
HT Pallet Stamp Requirements
According to ISPM-15:
- If a pallet is reused without replacement of any wood, it does not require another HT or re-stamping.
- If a pallet is re-manufactured (more than one-third of the wood replaced), the exporter has to obliterate the original certification stamp (by grinding it off or painting over it), heat treat the pallet again and then apply a new certification stamp.
- If a pallet is repaired (up to one-third of the wood replaced), the ISPM-15 standard requires that any wood used for the repair has gone through the HT process. Each piece of this wood must be individually marked to show it meets the HT standard.