Certified Heat Treated Pallets
In today’s global economy, there are many regulations that impact trade. In recent years, increased regulations involving wood packaging materials have been enacted to preserve forest health worldwide.
The International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) are the regulations created by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). ISPM 15 is specifically for wood packaging materials and Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging Material in International Trade are the world standard. This standard requires wood packaging materials consisting of solid wood components be certified as heated treated or fumigated in order to assure quarantined pests are not transported within the certified product.
Our Heat Treatment Process
BC Wood Products (BCWP) only uses heat treatment to guarantee our products are pest free. During our heat treatment process, all of our wood products are put into a kiln where they are left for four to five hours to be fully treated. All heat treated products are then stamped with the “wheat stamp” to indicate they have been heat treated.
Conway & Robison conducts monthly audits of our HT process to verify our compliance with this international standard.