Heat Treated Pallets

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What are heat treated pallets?

The Canadian Heat Treated Wood Products Certification Program (HT Program) is an official certification system for the export of wood products to countries requiring heat treatment prior to entry. The HT program is also the basis of the manufacturing of certified wood packaging in accordance with ISPM 15 Regulation of wood packaging material in international trade. Heat treating wooden pallets is crucial in preventing wooden pest infestations and fungi contamination and is a requirement in shipping to many countries. The heat treating process involves heating wood to a minimum internal temperature of 56 degrees Celsius for at least 30 minutes. Pallets made from heat treated lumber must have the Canadian Heat Treated Wood Products Certification Program (CHTWPCP) mark on each wood bundle.

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What does the ISPM 15 Stamp mean?

ISPM 15 Stamp

The CA in the picture represents Canada as the country of origin. 

The 5-digit number following CA is the number assigned to the registered mill facility from where the wood product came.

HT stands for heat treatment.

The wheat stamp on the left contains the acronym IPPC which stands for International Plant Protection Convention. This organization was established to assist in the prevention of plant pests and contamination.

When do I need heat treated pallets?

If you are shipping outside of Canada and the US, you need to purchase heat treated pallets with the HT ISPM 15 wheat stamp.

Companies that ship sensitive materials such as pharmaceutical and food products may also require heat treated pallets.

You might decide to opt for heat treated pallets because of insect and mold/mildew concerns even though it is not required. Many companies go this route because heat treated pallets are much more hygienic. 

If you have questions regarding heat treatment and compliance, please contact us. We are here to assist.

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