Heat Treating Procedure
- Unload customers' pallets with a fork lift and load them into our certified kilns.
- With the pallets in the kiln, the doors are then securely shut and sealed to keep temperatures regulated.
- The kiln's temperature is increased to a minimum of 140 deg and a maximum of 180 deg for a time period depending on the size of the pallets.
- The kiln doors are opened and the heat treated pallets are removed and stored or loaded on a truck to be transported.
Our heat treatment services are fully compliant with ISPM 15 requirements and can make virtually any wood packaging material phytosanitary and ready for international shipment. We can handle new, used, hard or softwoods. No heat treating job size is to large or small.
Some of the products we heat treat include the follow:
- Reusable Pallets
- Single-use Pallets
- Special purpose pallets
- General purpose pallets
- Specialty wood packaging
- Cut and grooved stock
- Assembled Crates
- Knocked Down Crates
- Agircultural boxes
- Industrial grade lumber and panels
- Banding lumber
INFORMATION / NEWS
- USDA Animal Plant & Health Inspection Service - Government forms, information on the latest developments and FAQs.
- International Plant Protection Convention - Homepage for the organization responsible for the new international standard. Includes a copy of the IPPC standard and a list of IPPC member countries.
- Softwoodpackaging.com - List of international plant protection rules for wood packaging materials organized by country.
- Southern Pine Council - Provides an online directory of southern pine producers. Need heat treated softwood lumber? Look here for quality suppliers!
- American Lumber Standard Committee - The organization responsible for overseeing the U.S. inspection program for heat treatment of wood packaging material.
- NWPCA - The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association has developed fact sheets and information for industry members. The NWPCA also oversees the certification program for fumigation of solid wood packaging within the United States.
Please keep in mind that printed material may be outdated. Contact the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, your inspection agency or the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association to be sure that you have the latest information.