ISPM15 Heat Treatment – Heat Treated Pallets and Crates

ISPM15 accreditation for Advanced Pallet Systems

Advanced Pallet Systems Ltd are registered with the Forestry Commission and TimCon. allowing us to provide heat treatment and kiln drying process, and authorising us to apply the ISPM 15 mark to timber used for wood packaging when required.

At Advanced Pallet Systems Ltd we have two 300 pallet kilns that can run 24/7. We are audited twice a year to ensure that we continue to meet and exceed the requirements for the United Kingdom Wood Packaging Material Marking Programme.

Customers can be assured that their heat treatment and kiln drying requirements are dealt with on-site as we ensure that a high quality product is delivered at the right time, the first time, every time, across Devon and the South West.

ISPM 15 Phytosanitary Regulations

So what is ISPM 15 ?

International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures – New international regulations relating to the control and spread of forest pests and timber diseases have recently been introduced. Many countries now require imported timber to satisfy the ISPM 15 phytosanitary regulations which are recognised by the World Trade Organisation.

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What are the Phytosanitary Treatments?

Heat treatment – The wood is heat treated to 56°C core temperature for at least 30 minutes.

This process must be carried out by companies licensed under the UK Wood Packing Material Marking Programme. Approved companies are issued with a license and re-assesed every six months. In both cases the timber must be debarked prior to treatment.

Complying products produced by licensed manufacturers are stamped with a permanent mark to prove conformity.

Which Countries Require an ISPM 15 Phytosanitary Certificate?

The countries which require these measures include:
Brazil, Columbia, Canada, USA, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, India, Korea, Philippines, Switzerland, Taiwan, Chile, Nigeria and the EU (for non-EU products).

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